Cloud Computing, Security, Privacy in New Computing Environments. 7th International Conference, CloudComp 2016, and First International Conference, SPNCE 2016, Guangzhou, China, November 25–26, and December 15–16, 2016, Proceedings

Research Article

Ethical Trust in Cloud Computing Using Fuzzy Logic

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-69605-8_5,
        author={Ankita Sharma and Hema Banati},
        title={Ethical Trust in Cloud Computing Using Fuzzy Logic},
        proceedings={Cloud Computing, Security, Privacy in New Computing Environments. 7th International Conference, CloudComp 2016, and First International Conference, SPNCE 2016, Guangzhou, China, November 25--26, and December 15--16, 2016, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={CLOUDCOMP},
        year={2017},
        month={11},
        keywords={Cloud Ethics Trust Fuzzy systems},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-69605-8_5}
    }
    
  • Ankita Sharma
    Hema Banati
    Year: 2017
    Ethical Trust in Cloud Computing Using Fuzzy Logic
    CLOUDCOMP
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-69605-8_5
Ankita Sharma1,*, Hema Banati2,*
  • 1: Jagannath University
  • 2: University of Delhi
*Contact email: Ankita.sharma@jimsindia.org, banatihema@hotmail.com

Abstract

Cloud computing, today, has gained wide acceptance by business enterprises across the globe. With growing popularity of cloud computing and a considerable amount of research already conducted on the fundamental issue of trust in the cloud, researchers are now focused on determining the linkage between ethics and trust. Ethical issues in cloud depend on the particular application and current circumstances. The paper proposes a novel technique of computing ethical trust placed on a service provider. The approach takes into consideration various factors which affect trust and ethics; as qualitative inputs through a customized interface. The accepted inputs are fuzzified and using a special set of designed rules, an ethical trust value is computed. The resultant output is subsequently de-fuzzified using the centroid method The calculated degree of ethical trust can help in ascertaining the significance of a service provider and is therefore of great utility in the area of cloud computing.