TitleA Social-Network Defence against Whitewashing
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsBas APerreau de, Schorlemmer M, Sierra C, Cranefield S
Conference Name9th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2010)
Conference LocationToronto, Canada
Date Published12/05/2010

We provide a defence against whitewashing for trust assessment mechanisms (TAM) by using an underlying social network in MAS and P2P. Since interaction requests are routed through the social network, routers can block requests from portions of the network known for whitewashing. Furthermore, by limiting feedback spread to the interaction routers, the trust assessment can be done without querying for feedback with a small loss in efficiency.