International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology
Now-a-day's security and privacy issues have become critically important with the fast expansion of Multi Agent Systems (MAS). Most network applications such as grid computing, and P2P networks can be viewed as MAS which are open, anonymous, and dynamic in nature. Such characteristics of MAS introduce vulnerabilities and threats to providing secured communication when malicious agents appear. One feasible way to minimize the threats is to evaluate the trust and reputation of the interacting agents most trust/computation models works on statistical measures (i.e. direct and indirect trust computations) which are not optimal to address this issue.