Trust and reputation policy-based mechanisms for self-protection in autonomic communications

Martin Serrano*, Sven van der Meer , John Strassner, Stefano De Paoli, Aphra Kerr, Cristiano Storni

*Corresponding author for this work

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Currently, there is an increasing tendency to migrate the management of communications and information systems onto the Web. This is making many traditional service support models obsolete. In addition, current security mechanisms are not sufficiently robust to protect each management system and/or subsystem from web-based intrusions, malware, and hacking attacks. This paper presents research challenges in autonomic management to provide self-protection mechanisms and tools by using trust and reputation concepts based on policy-based management to decentralize management decisions. This work also uses user-based reputation mechanisms to help enforce trust management in pervasive and communications services. The scope of this research is founded in social models, where the application of trust and reputation applied in communication systems helps detect potential users as well as hackers attempting to corrupt management operations and services. These so-called “cheating services” act as “attacks”, altering the performance and the security in communication systems by consumption of computing or network resources unnecessarily.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAutonomic and trusted computing
Subtitle of host publication6th international conference, ATC 2009 Brisbane, Australia, July 7-9, 2009 : proceedings
EditorsJuan González Nieto, Wolfgang Reif, Guojun Wang, Jadwiga Indulska
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9783642027048
ISBN (Print)9783642027031
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Conference on Autonomic and Trusted Computing: : bringing safe, self-x and organic computing systems into reality - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 7 Jul 20099 Jul 2009
Conference number: 6th

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


Conference6th International Conference on Autonomic and Trusted Computing:
Abbreviated titleATC 2009


  • Trust management
  • Pervasive services
  • Policy-based management
  • Autonomic communications
  • Pervasive computing
  • Reputation mechanisms
  • Systems management
  • Social networks
  • Information systems


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