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Trust is becoming an increasingly important issue in large-scale distributed systems. Especially self-managed systems from the Autonomic and Organic Computing domains consisting of several cooperating entities have to rely on an automated estimation how reliable and trustworthy potential cooperation partners are. In this paper, we introduce a novel concept(More)
Desktop Computing Grids provide a framework for joining in and sharing resources with others. The result is a self-organised system that typically consists of numerous distributed autonomous entities. Openness and heterogeneity postulate severe challenges to the overall system's stability and efficiency since uncooperative and even malicious participants(More)