Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Trust, Complexity and Control: Confidence in a Convergent World

By Piotr Cofta
Publisher: Wiley
Number Of Pages: 310
Publication Date: 2007-11-02
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0470061308
ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780470061305
Binding: Hardcover


This book offers a consistent explanation of how the phenomenon of confidence or trust can be applied to diverse areas; (automated agents, security, semantic web, AI, e-commerce, e-government, e-society, distributed systems, identity and privacy, social sciences). Starting from the individual perspective concentrated on the decision to proceed, the book presents the model of confidence that combines trust and control together with complexity into a single explanatory framework. From there, the book demonstrates how the model can be applied to different research areas where it can provide valuable contribution, clarifying complex problems and offering solutions to misunderstandings. The book will contain sections on trust in the digital world, the impact of trust on digital communication and networks, trust and commerce, convergence and trust, and trust enhancing technologies.
Provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to trust and control, and its importance in relation to new convergence technologies Offers a unique integrative approach using key terms of trust, confidence, complexity and control to create a common framework model of trust. Considers the conceptual issues and problems to be resolved and their application in the digital and e-commerce worlds Practical cross disciplinary perspective covering trust in relation to security, identity, privacy, e-commerce, e-government, e-society, autonomous agents, distributed systems, ubiquitous networks, psychology and cognitive networks

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