The Optimization Model of Trust for White-Washing

  • Zhidan WangEmail author
  • Jian Wang
  • Yanfei Zhao
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9483)


With the increase of trust recommendation in the network services and applications, a large number of corresponding attacks including white-washing attacks have emerged. This paper proposes a trust optimization model in recommendation system to counter the white-washing attacks. The proposed model first separates the white-washing nodes from other nodes by dividing the nodes into different groups. The grouping will limit the dubious white-washing nodes in the proposed model so as to take these nodes much more cost to become a normal node. Meanwhile, the normal interactions are not affected. Our experimental results show that the proposed model can insulate suspicious white-washing nodes effectively, and ensures the normal interaction activities among normal nodes at the same time. Thus, the proposed model can resist the white-washing attacks effectively.


Trustworthy recommendation White-washing prevention Nodes guarantee 



This work is partly support by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities(No.NZ2015108), and the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation funded project(2015M571752), and the Jiangsu Planned Projects for Postdoctoral Research Funds (1402033C),and Open Project Foundation of Information Technology Research Base of Civil Aviation Administration of China(NO.CAAC-ITRB-201405).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Computer Science and TechnologyNanjing University of Aeronautics and AstronauticsNanjingChina
  2. 2.School of TechnologyNanjing Audit UniversityNanjingChina
  3. 3.Information Technology Research Base of Civil Aviation Administration of ChinaCivil Aviation University of ChinaTianjinChina

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