Title: A general model for trust management

Authors: Dalal Ahmed Al-Arayed; João Pedro Sousa

Addresses: Computer Science Department, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive MSN 4A5, Fairfax, VA 22030 USA. ' Computer Science Department, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive MSN 4A5, Fairfax, VA 22030 USA

Abstract: General trust management (GTM) is a trust management model that resides on the decision maker|s device. Like other trust models, it operates with minimal human intervention. However, GTM is different in its versatility which makes it applicable in multiple problem scenarios, for e.g., service provision, packet routing, content management and location disclosure. GTM provides a highly flexible solution, where individual users may leverage peer stereotyping to personalise their privacy policies in a scalable way. GTM can handle trust chains and is a fully functional trust model that handles storage of trust data, trust formation, trust dissemination and trust evolution.

Keywords: access control; trust management; privacy; trust models; service provision; packet routing; content management; location disclosure; trust data; trust formation; trust dissemination; trust evolution; security.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPSI.2011.043732

International Journal of Information Privacy, Security and Integrity, 2011 Vol.1 No.1, pp.79 - 105

Available online: 11 Nov 2011 *

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