A trust management architecture for autonomic future internet
The proliferation and integration of communication networks in social life has increased the need for trusted systems of advanced and intelligent capabilities. Future networks are calling for new ways to efficient management, operation and service provisioning. Autonomicity becomes an enabler for self-manageability of future networks and therefore autonomic networking provides the necessary new paradigm for these networks to become manageable and scalable. Autonomic entities base their decision within a network on experience gathered and information exchanged. Trust management mechanisms can provide the necessary security framework in such an environment towards robust coherent autonomic networking. In this paper we present trust models and sketch a trust management architecture, applicable to complex future networking environments. We handle the special requirements set by autonomicity and try to strengthen the autonomic characteristics of the nodes as well as the robu stness of service provisioning.