Computing with Social Trust

  • Jennifer Golbeck

Part of the Human–Computer Interaction Series book series (HCIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Introduction to Computing with Social Trust

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jennifer Golbeck
      Pages 1-5
  3. Models of Social Trust

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Cristiano Castelfranchi, Rino Falcone, Emiliano Lorini
      Pages 45-72
    3. Jean-Marc Seigneur
      Pages 73-118
  4. Propagation of Trust

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Raph Levien
      Pages 121-132
    3. Cai-Nicolas Ziegler
      Pages 133-168
  5. Applications of Trust

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Nolan Miller, Paul Resnick, Richard Zeckhauser
      Pages 185-212
    3. John O’Donovan
      Pages 213-257
    4. Paolo Massa, Paolo Avesani
      Pages 259-285
    5. Ming Kwan, Deepak Ramachandran
      Pages 287-311
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 333-335

About this book


As open, distributed systems like the Web continue to grow, and more and more content created by users becomes available, the question of whom and what can be trusted becomes increasingly important. This book looks at one solution – social trust relationships – and examines the challenging research problems raised by computing with social trust.

In bringing together important research in computing social trust from both computer science and related disciplines, this book provides an invaluable overview of the area. Divided into three parts, the first – Models of Social Trust – addresses theory, behaviour and trust management, analysing how trust is developed, the dynamics of trust relationships, and systems for trust management. Part Two – Propagation of Trust – describes algorithms and methods for computing trust in social contexts. Social networks, profile similarity, and participation in online communities are all sources from which trust can be computed. The final part – Applications of Trust – contains applications such as recommender systems, website access control, and email filtering, where trust can improve functionality.

With contributions from leading researchers in the area of social trust, this book will be welcomed by researchers and graduate students in computer science and information systems, as well as those working in related disciplines where trust may be an issue (such as communications and psychology).


Internet control e-commerce knowledge recommender systems security semantic web trust

Editors and affiliations

  • Jennifer Golbeck
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MarylandUSA

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