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Towards Trustworthiness Assurance in the Cloud

Abstract

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.

Category

Academic article

Language

English

Author(s)

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

Affiliation

  • France
  • Thalesgroup
  • IBM Research Israel
  • SINTEF Digital / Software Engineering, Safety and Security
  • Germany

Year

2013

Published in

Communications in Computer and Information Science

ISSN

1865-0929

Publisher

Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

Volume

182

Page(s)

3 - 15

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