A strategy-proof trust mechanism for pervasive computing environments

Zhiqiang Wei, Wei Zhou, Mijun Kang, Michael Collins, Paddy Nixon

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Abstract

As pervasive applications become prevalent in our day-to-day lives, the interactions of service provision and consumption between unknown and strange users are commonplace. Trust and reputation systems play a vital role in such application scenarios. One of the problems is that selfish users are reluctant to render the truthful recommendation without incentive. Even if there are incentives, self-interested users may maximise their profit by falsely declaring their opinions strategically. In this paper, we propose a strategy-proof trust mechanism which is a VCG (Vickrey-Clarke-Groves) mechanism for honest recommendation elicitation. The characteristics of the mechanism, such as the characteristics of social choice function and the properties of the payments, are also discussed. Simulation results show that our mechanism is effective in preventing strategic manipulation and guarantee that selfish users will give honest recommendations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2009 IEEE 6th International Conference on Mobile Adhoc and Sensor Systems
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages728-733
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781424451135, 9781424451142
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Conference on Mobile Adhoc and Sensor Systems - Macau, Macau, China
Duration: 12 Oct 200915 Dec 2009

Publication series

Name2009 IEEE 6th International Conference on Mobile Adhoc and Sensor Systems
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)2155-6806
ISSN (Electronic)2155-6814

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Mobile Adhoc and Sensor Systems
Abbreviated titleMASS 2009
CountryChina
CityMacau
Period12/10/0915/12/09

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    Wei, Z., Zhou, W., Kang, M., Collins, M., & Nixon, P. (2009). A strategy-proof trust mechanism for pervasive computing environments. In Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE 6th International Conference on Mobile Adhoc and Sensor Systems (pp. 728-733). (2009 IEEE 6th International Conference on Mobile Adhoc and Sensor Systems). IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/MOBHOC.2009.5336929