Foundations of trust: Contextualising trust in social clouds

Simon Caton, Christoph Dukat, Tilo Grenz, Christian Haas, Michaela Pfadenhauer, Christof Weinhardt

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18 Scopus citations

Abstract

In this paper, we lay the foundations for a contextualisation of trust, the role it plays, and its different layers within the context of a novel paradigm: Social Cloud Computing. In a Social Cloud, trust plays a vital role as a collaboration enabler. However, trust is not trivial to define, observe, represent and analyse as precursors to understand exactly what role it plays in the enablement of collaboration. We do this through the definition of structure of a Social Cloud as a sequence of social and cognitive processes. We then survey research from the domains of computer science, economics and sociology that consider trust in online communities and exchange scenarios to illustrate the complexity of modelling trust in our scenario. Finally, we define trust within the context of a Social Cloud and identify the core components of trust to facilitate its understanding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2nd International Conference on Cloud and Green Computing and 2nd International Conference on Social Computing and Its Applications, CGC/SCA 2012
Pages424-429
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Cloud and Green Computing, CGC 2012, Held Jointly with the 2nd International Conference on Social Computing and Its Applications, SCA 2012 - Xiangtan, Hunan, China
Duration: Nov 1 2012Nov 3 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2nd International Conference on Cloud and Green Computing and 2nd International Conference on Social Computing and Its Applications, CGC/SCA 2012

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Cloud and Green Computing, CGC 2012, Held Jointly with the 2nd International Conference on Social Computing and Its Applications, SCA 2012
Country/TerritoryChina
CityXiangtan, Hunan
Period11/1/1211/3/12

Keywords

  • Collaboration
  • Online Communities
  • Social Cloud
  • Social Networks
  • Trust

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software

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