Towards an Increase of Collective Intelligence within Organizations Using Trust and Reputation Models

  • Emil Scarlat
  • Iulia Maries
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5796)


Trust and reputation are fundamental concepts in multi-agent systems, but at the same time are significant to human life. The purpose of this paper is to find a way to enhance collective intelligence within organizations. First, we present some perspectives concerning the concepts of collective intelligence, trust and reputation. Then we suggest four computational models of trust and reputation, describing the main characteristics of each model and based on a cognitive model of trust, it is shown up how trust can increase collective intelligence in an organization. We try to simulate agents’ behavior using the preferential attachment hypothesis.


Collective Intelligence Trust Reputation Preferential Attachment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emil Scarlat
    • 1
  • Iulia Maries
    • 1
  1. 1.Economic Cybernetics DepartmentUniversity of EconomicBucharestRomania

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