Foundations of Trust: Contextualising Trust in Social Clouds

Simon Caton, Christoph Dukat, Tilo Grenz, Christian Haas, Michaela Pfadenhauer, Christof Weinhardt
2012 2012 Second International Conference on Cloud and Green Computing  
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
more » ... ial 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.
doi:10.1109/cgc.2012.89 dblp:conf/cgc/CatonDGHPW12 fatcat:55tfwgw2zbcgxeqn2d5grtfjei