Sebastian Trapp, Matthias Wählisch, Jochen Schiller,
Bridge the Gap: Measuring and Analyzing Technical Data for Social Trust between Smartphones,
Technical Report, No. arXiv:1205.3068, May 2012.

Abstract: Mobiles are nowadays the most relevant communication devices in terms of quantity and flexibility. Like in most MANETs ad-hoc communication between two mobile phones requires mutual trust between the devices. A new way of establishing this trust conducts social trust from technically measurable data (e.g., interaction logs). To explore the relation between social and technical trust, we conduct a large-scale survey with more than 217 Android users and analyze their anonymized call and message logs. We show that a reliable a priori trust value for a mobile system can be derived from common social communication metrics.


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