GUTS: A Framework for Adaptive and Configurable Grid User Trust Service

Dionysiou, I., Gjermundrød, H., H., Bakken, D.

International Workshop on Security and Trust Management (STM 2010), Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 6710, 2011, pp. 84-99.

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Even though trust plays a significant role during decision-making in open collaborative environments, still Grid user trust mechanisms have not been widely deployed in Grid computing settings like Enabling Grids for E-sciencE (EGEE). In this paper, an investigation on the specification and management of user trust in Grid infrastructures is presented. The design of a novel Grid user trust service (GUTS) is introduced that aims in leveraging Grid functionality with trust mechanisms, with a special focus on achieving end-user trust in an intuitive and practical manner.

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