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Foundations of Trust: Contextualising Trust in Social Clouds

Caton, Simon, Dukat, Christoph, Grenz, Tilo, Pfadenhauer, Michaela and Weinhardt, Christof (2012) Foundations of Trust: Contextualising Trust in Social Clouds. In: Second International Conference on Cloud and Green Computing, 2012. IEEE, pp. 424-429. ISBN 9781467330275

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In this paper, we lay the foundations for a contextualisation of trust, the role it plays, and its different layers within the context of a novel paradigm: Social Cloud Computing. In a Social Cloud, trust plays a vital role as a collaboration enabler. However, trust is not trivial to define, observe, represent and analyse as precursors to understand exactly what role it plays in the enablement of collaboration. We do this through the definition of structure of a Social Cloud as a sequence of social and cognitive processes. We then survey research from the domains of computer science, economics and sociology that consider trust in online communities and exchange scenarios to illustrate the complexity of modelling trust in our scenario. Finally, we define trust within the context of a Social Cloud and identify the core components of trust to facilitate its understanding.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Cloud computing
Divisions: School of Computing > Staff Research and Publications
Depositing User: Caoimhe Ní Mhaicín
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2016 11:06
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2016 12:26

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