Trust and Deception in Virtual Societies

Trust and Deception in Virtual Societies

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One of the major problems in the development of virtual societies, in particular in electronic commerce and computer-mediated interactions in organizations, is trust and deception. This book provides analyses by various researchers of the different types of trust that are needed for various tasks, such as facilitating on-line collaboration, building virtual communities and network organizations, and even the design of effective and user-friendly human-computer interfaces. The book has a multi-disciplinary character providing theoretical models of trust and deception, empirical studies, and practical solutions for creating trust in electronic commerce and multi-agent systems.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 257 pages
  • 162.6 x 241.3 x 22.9mm | 567g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2001 ed.
  • 16 Illustrations, black and white; XXXI, 257 p. 16 illus.
  • 079236919X
  • 9780792369196

Table of contents

Preface. Introduction: Why Trust and Deception are Essential for Virtual Societies. 1. Trust As Type Detection; M. Bacharach, D. Gambetta. 2. A Formal Specification of Automated Auditing of Trustworthy Trade Procedures for Open Electronic Commerce; R.W.H. Bons, et al. 3. Social Trust: A Cognitive Approach; R. Falcone, C. Castelfranchi. 4. Deceiving in GOLEM: how to strategically pilfer help; R. Falcone, et al. 5. To Trust Information Sources: a proposal for a modal logical framework; R. Demolombe. 6. Developing Trust with Intelligent Agents: An Exploratory Study; G. Elofson. 7. Security Infrastructure for Software Agent Society; Q. He, et al. 8. On the Characterisation of a Trusting Agent - Aspects of a Formal Approach; A.J.I. Jones, B.S. Firozabadi. 9. Boundedly Rational and Emotional Agents Cooperation, Trust and Rumor; M.J. Prietula, K.M. Carley. 10. A Reluctant Match: Models for the Analysis of Trust in Durable Two Party Relations; W. Raub, C. Snijders. 11. Engendering Trust in Electronic Environments; T. Rea. 12. Trust in Electronic Commerce; H. Weigand, W.-J. van den Heuvel.
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