End-to-End Trust Starts with Recognition

  • Jean-Marc Seigneur
  • Stephen Farrell
  • Christian Damsgaard Jensen
  • Elizabeth Gray
  • Yong Chen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2802)


Pervasive computing requires some level of trust to be established between entities. In this paper we argue for an entity recognition based approach to building this trust which differs from starting from more traditional authentication methods. We also argue for the concept of a ”pluggable” recognition module which allows different recognition schemes to be used in different circumstances. Finally, we propose that the trust in the underlying infrastructure has to be taken into account when considering end-to-end trust.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Marc Seigneur
    • 1
  • Stephen Farrell
    • 1
  • Christian Damsgaard Jensen
    • 1
  • Elizabeth Gray
    • 1
  • Yong Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.Distributed Systems Group, Department of Computer ScienceTrinity College DublinDublin 2Ireland

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