Trustworthiness: From a Social Phenomenon to Internet Technology

  • Jørgen Bøegh
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 320)


Trustworthiness is an important concept in human life. This paper discusses trustworthiness from a human social point of view. Today trustworthiness has become equally important for IT services. A definition of trustworthiness is proposed. It is shows that this definition is both consistent with our intuitive understanding and suitable for IT services. The definition leads naturally to a formula useful for describing and measuring trustworthiness.


Trustworthiness IT services neurobiology social science measurement 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jørgen Bøegh
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  1. 1.School of Software EngineeringBeijing University of Posts and TelecommunicationsBeijingChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Trustworthy Distributed Computing and Services (BUPT)Ministry of EducationBeijingChina

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