Title: Development of a reliable trust management model in social internet of things

Authors: Mrutyunjaya Panda; Ajith Abraham

Addresses: Department of ECE, Gandhi Institute for Technological Advancement (GITA), Bhubaneswar-752054, India ' Machine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs), Scientific Network for Innovation and Research Excellence, P.O. Box 2259, Auburn, Washington 98071, USA; IT4 Innovations – Center of Excellence, VSB – Technical University of Ostrava, 17, Listopadu 15/2172, Ostrava – Poruba, Czech Republic

Abstract: In this paper, we introduce the first application of the belief propagation algorithm in the design and evaluation of trust management systems with an introduction of a novel paradigm of social internet of things (SIoT), as 'social network of intelligent objects', that are based on the notion of social relationships among objects. Further, we address a trust-making process, where a person needs to make a judgement about the trustworthiness of another community member where they do not have any prior knowledge about each other. Our proposed model uses various performance measures such as: centrality and transitivity measures for SIoT analysis and then employs hybrid fuzzy nearest neighbour with Bayesian belief network and Bayesian belief network with conditional independence to represent a trust-based evaluation. Bayesian belief propagation technique is used here to infer trustworthiness in a social context. Finally, we perform non-parametric Friedman two tail test for statistical significance of the results obtained for various approaches. The evaluation of the model is done on datasets collected from epinion.com and slashdog.org shows promising results that enable us to steer the interaction among the billions of objects which will crowd the future IoT.

Keywords: internet of things; social IoT; trust management; trust computing; communication; fuzzy nearest neighbour; Bayesian belief networks; transitivity; coverage; accuracy; non-parametric tests; reliability; social networks; intelligent objects; Bayesian belief propagation; trustworthiness.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTMCC.2014.067305

International Journal of Trust Management in Computing and Communications, 2014 Vol.2 No.3, pp.229 - 258

Received: 06 Mar 2014
Accepted: 14 Jul 2014

Published online: 21 Feb 2015 *

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