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SECURE Résumé de rapport

Project ID: IST-2001-32486
Financé au titre de: FP5-IST
Pays: United Kingdom

Interaction monitor architecture

This result describes the architecture of an interaction monitor for trust-based collaborations. The architecture enables principal self-protection by allowing them to specify concerns with respect to the interaction and actions in response to concerns materializing. The architecture has been instantiated as a software prototype. The architecture and its software instantiation are of particular interest to the scientific community as one of the first approaches to trust-based self-protection.

The use of the result is envisaged primarily in a scientific context as an experimental prototype for further investigation of trust-based self-protection policies. The result, although useful in any application domain for the collection of evidence during principal interaction, it is particularly useful in application domains where interactions between principals tend to involve series of actions and/or service provisioning contracts. The main innovative feature of the architecture and its instantiation is that it builds upon an event-based trust-model in which interaction histories are represented by event histories that allow the expression of principal concerns as event-condition-action rules over the current event configuration and outcome costs of the interaction.

Although, this result has been presented to the scientific community as indicated by the associated document, it is currently too early to estimate its commercial potential. As a result, no specific steps have been taken at this stage in order to protect any IPR emanating from it. However, further research is underway for the development of this result.

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