Decentralized Self-Management of Trust for Mobile Ad Hoc Social Networks
The construction of social networks over mobile devices in the events or at locations has emerged as a new network paradigm. These new mobile social networks enable people to communicate and share their experiences without the need to have Internet access and with minimum required infrastructure. However, the functionality and security of such networks would be potentially undermined without an effective trust management scheme. Although many trust management systems have been proposed, few of them can be applied to these new mobile social networks because of the unique network and communication characteristics.