© 2013

Modeling Trust Context in Networks


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Sibel Adali
    Pages 1-4
  3. Sibel Adali
    Pages 5-24
  4. Sibel Adali
    Pages 55-74
  5. Sibel Adali
    Pages 75-83

About this book


We make complex decisions every day, requiring trust in many different entities for different reasons. These decisions are not made by combining many isolated trust evaluations. Many interlocking factors play a role, each dynamically impacting the others.  In this brief, "trust context" is defined as the system level description of how the trust evaluation process unfolds.

Networks today are part of almost all human activity, supporting and shaping it. Applications increasingly incorporate new interdependencies and new trust contexts. Social networks connect people and organizations throughout the globe in cooperative and competitive activities. Information is created and consumed at a global scale. Systems, devices, and sensors create and process data, manage physical systems, and participate in interactions with other entities, people and systems alike.  To study trust in such applications, we need a multi-disciplinary approach.  This book reviews the components of the trust context through a broad review of recent literature in many different fields of study. Common threads relevant to the trust context across many application domains are also illustrated.

Illustrations in the text © 2013 Aaron Hertzmann.


Competence Information Trust Reputation Social Institutions Social Trust Socio-technological Networks Trust Trust Constructs Trust Context Trustworthiness

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Modeling Trust Context in Networks
  • Authors Sibel Adali
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Computer Science
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs Computer Sci.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4614-7030-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4614-7031-1
  • Series ISSN 2191-5768
  • Series E-ISSN 2191-5776
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 83
  • Number of Illustrations 13 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Computer Communication Networks
    Simulation and Modeling
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From the reviews:

“The author achieves a brilliant equilibrium of various terms in a relatively small volume, making it very easy to read. Readers can easily understand various trust issues and the modeling of trust context elements. … I found this book a valuable contribution to the literature in social, computer, and information sciences. It certainly will make interesting reading for researchers, students, and professionals in fields such as online and viral marketing, public relations, news agencies using social networks, and information services.” (F. J. Ruzic, Computing Reviews, February, 2014)