International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences
Int. j. adv. appl. sci.
Print ISSN: 2313-626X
Volume 4, Issue 3 (March 2017), Pages: 31-40
Title: A fully distributed reputation system for m-commerce via ad hoc wireless networking
Author(s): Husna Osman 1, *, Munaisyah Abdullah 2, Nur Zaimah Ahamad 1
1System and Networking Section, MIIT, University Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2Software Engineering Section, MIIT, University Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Trust development among traders in an ad hoc m-commerce trading system is vital to mitigate uncertainty and risks involved in transactions. It helps traders decide whether to trade with potential trading partners as well as to gauge the degree of confidence that they should give these parties. One way to facilitate such trust is through use of a reputation system. However, the potential for ill-intentioned traders to subvert the reputation system makes the task challenging. This paper discusses key issues in designing a reputation system that can effectively facilitate trust development in such a loose and dynamic trading community. It proposes a fully distributed approach that employs a sanction-backed mechanism to encourage traders to be truthful in providing reputation reports. It advocates letting traders maintain their own reputation information as well as share knowledge about other traders’ trading behavior in a peer-to-peer (P2P) manner without relying on network services that are always available. A security analysis on the proposed design shows that it can help traders detect or mitigate the identified misbehavior-related threats to a sufficient degree.
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This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
Keywords: Casual local trading, Ad hoc community, Infrastructure-less service, Peer-to-peer service
Article History: Received 3 November 2016, Received in revised form 9 January 2017, Accepted 11 January 2017
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Osman H, Abdullah M, and Ahamad NZ (2017). A fully distributed reputation system for m-commerce via ad hoc wireless networking. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 4(3): 31-40
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