Brief Announcement: Arbitrators in the Security Infrastructure

  • Shlomi Dolev
  • Niv Gilboa
  • Ofer Hermoni
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7596)


We introduce the notion of digital arbitration which enables resolving disputes between servers and users with the aid of arbitrators. Arbitrators are semi-trusted entities in a social network that facilitate communication or business transactions. The communicating parties, users and servers, agree before a communication transaction on a set of arbitrators that they trust (reputation systems may support their choice). Then, the arbitrators receive digital goods, e.g. a deposit, and a terms of use agreement between participants such that the goods of a participant are returned if and only if the participant acts according to the agreement.


Secret Sharing Scheme Reputation System Security Infrastructure Anonymous Authentication Communication Transaction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shlomi Dolev
    • 1
  • Niv Gilboa
    • 2
  • Ofer Hermoni
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer SciencesBen-Gurion University of the NegevIsrael
  2. 2.Department of Communication Systems EngineeringBen-Gurion University of the NegevIsrael
  3. 3.Department of Information Systems EngineeringBen-Gurion University of the NegevIsrael

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