A Trust-Based Exchange Framework for Multiple Services in P2P Systems
Source: University of Thessaly
In this paper, the authors propose fully distributed trust-based policies for p2p systems to regulate the exchange of different type of services and discourage mis-behaviour. In a system of peers with different service valuations and capabilities, the resource allocation and server selection policies are based on local reputation vectors, whose elements are the reputations of the peers in providing each service of the system. Their studies demonstrate that proposed policies lead to the dynamic formation of coalitions (cooperation) among peers, which mutually profit by the exchange of their services, without pre-existing knowledge of one another's capabilities and values of services. In this way utilities of all peers progressively increase.