This book provides an understanding of the core pillars of trust and reputation systems in electronic business settings. It presents the main existing methods and evaluates them from a managerial point of view. The book outlines the necessary technological environment without entangling the reader in too much technical detail. An implementation roadmap on a strategic and tactical level is given as well as guidance on linking trust and reputation management to existing information systems. Existing standards and solutions like recommendation systems, web services, semantic and big data technologies are put into context to prevent subverting efforts using false ratings, faked identities and other security issues. An outlook into recent and future developments completes the book.
Denis Trcek is head of the Chair of Informatics and head of the laboratory of e-media at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. His research interest is in electronic business, information security and protection and in pervasive computing.
Introduction.- A Brief Overview of Trust and Reputation Over Various Domains.- Computational Trust and Reputation Management.- An Implementation Roadmap.- Anticipated Uses of the Presented Tools.- Trust and Reputation Systems - Conclusions.