1st International ICST Conference on Autonomic Computing and Communication Systems

Research Article

Trust and Punishment

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        author={Sandro Etalle and Jerry den Hartog and Stephen Marsh},
        title={Trust and Punishment},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Conference on Autonomic Computing and Communication Systems},
  • Sandro Etalle
    Jerry den Hartog
    Stephen Marsh
    Year: 2007
    Trust and Punishment
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.AUTONOMICS2007.2107
Sandro Etalle1,*, Jerry den Hartog1,*, Stephen Marsh2,*
  • 1: Distributed and Embedded Systems University of Twente
  • 2: National Research Council Canada Institute for Information Technology
*Contact email: sandro.etalle@utwente.nl, jerry.denhartog@utwente.nl, steve.marsh@nrccnrc._gc.ca


In recent years we have witnessed a great increase in the interest in Trust Management (TM) techniques both from the industrial and the academic sectors. The booming research has also determined a duality in the very definition of TM system which can lead to confusion. In one of the two categories of TM systems a great deal of work has yet to be done in advancing the inherently adaptive nature of trust. This position paper examines reasons for the success of TM, the two broad TM categories, and, for reputation-based TM, issues of ‘Regret Management’ and accountability that are necessary enhancements on the road leading to much more sophisticated TM architectures.