Towards Trustworthiness Assurance in the Cloud

Francesco Di Cerbo, Pascal Bisson, Alan Hartman, Sebastien Keller, Per Håkon Meland, Micha Moffie, Nazila Gol Mohammadi, Sachar Paulus, Stuart Short

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Cloud- and service-oriented computing paradigms are intrinopaque to their users, as they cannot inspect providers' implementations, and important concerns about aspects like security, compliance, dependability can arise. Therefore, users have to make trust decisions with respect to software providers, with the hope that there will not be any detrimental consequences. To contrast this situation, the paper proposes a framework to define, assess, monitor and make explicit the elements of a service that render it trustworthy. This paper relies on a number of recent scientific contributions, and aims at supporting informed decisions on obscure service implementations by machine-understandable statements about their objective (trustworthiness) characteristics. Such statements would innovate upon many aspects of service operations, from discovery to composition, deployment and monitoring. To demonstrate this, the paper presents a concept for a Trustworthy Service Marketplace.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCyber Security and Privacy - Trust in the Digital World and Cyber Security and Privacy EU Forum 2013, Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783642412042
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventTrust in the Digital World and Cyber Security and Privacy EU Forum, CSP EU Forum 2013 - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 18 Apr 201319 Apr 2013

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume182 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


ConferenceTrust in the Digital World and Cyber Security and Privacy EU Forum, CSP EU Forum 2013

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was partly supported by the EU-funded project OPTET [grant no. 317631].

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Mathematics


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