Eymen Ben Bnina, Olivier Camp, Chùng Tiê´n Nguyên, Hella Kaffel Ben Ayed



The global performance of a mobile ad hoc networks (manet) greatly depends on, both, the cooperation of participating nodes and the environment in which the nodes evolve. The willingness of a node to cooperate can be illustrated by the trust assessed to the node. Yet, existing trust models, designed for reliable wired networks, do not take into consideration possible communication failures between client and server. We believe, that in the case of ad hoc networks such factors should be considered when computing trust. In this article, we show how an interaction can be decomoposed in three separate phases : two communication phases for transporting the request to the server and the response back to the client, and one execution phase which represents the actual execution of the service by the server. We propose to define the communication environment using contextual attributes and to consider this context when assessing trust to a server. We discuss the possible uses of context in the field of trust computation in manets and define contextual attributes that seem important to consider when modelling and computing trust.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Ben Bnina E., Camp O., Tiê´n Nguyên C. and Kaffel Ben Ayed H. (2008). WHAT CAN CONTEXT DO FOR TRUST IN MANETS? . In Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8111-39-5, pages 133-141. DOI: 10.5220/0001701001330141

in Bibtex Style

author={Eymen Ben Bnina and Olivier Camp and Chùng Tiê´n Nguyên and Hella Kaffel Ben Ayed},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: ICEIS,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: ICEIS,
SN - 978-989-8111-39-5
AU - Ben Bnina E.
AU - Camp O.
AU - Tiê´n Nguyên C.
AU - Kaffel Ben Ayed H.
PY - 2008
SP - 133
EP - 141
DO - 10.5220/0001701001330141