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Making Trust Explicit in Distributed Commerce Transactions

Ketchpel, S. and Garcia-Molina, H. (1996) Making Trust Explicit in Distributed Commerce Transactions. In: 16th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (DCS96).




In a distributed environment where nodes are independently motivated, many transactions or commercial exchanges may be stymied due to a lack of trust between the participants. The addition of trusted intermediaries may facilitate some exchanges, but others are still problematic. We introduce a language for specifying these commercial exchange problems, and sequencing graphs, a formalism for determining whether a given exchange may occur . We also present an algorithm for generating a feasible execution sequence of pairwise exchanges between parties (when it eIndemnities may be offered to facilitate previously infeasible transactions. We show when and how they enable commercial transactions

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Distributed commerce transactions, interaction graph, sequencing graph, trust, indemnities
Subjects:Computer Science > E-Commerce
Projects:Digital Libraries
Related URLs:Project Homepage
ID Code:186
Deposited By:Import Account
Deposited On:25 Feb 2000 16:00
Last Modified:09 Dec 2008 08:33

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