TruSoNet: Digitalizing Trust for Securing Pervasive Social Networking

  • Yan, Zheng (Principal investigator)
  • Liu, Shushu (Project Member)
  • Zhang, Lifang (Project Member)

Project Details


Pervasive Social Networking (PSN) supports instant social activities at anytime and anywhere with the support of heterogeneous networks. Security and privacy protection are crucial issues that impact its development and final success, while trust plays a decisive role therein. However, the literature still lacks systematic studies on trust, security and privacy in PSN. The proposed research investigates PSN security and privacy protection technologies based on trust management in order to solve three research problems: the trustworthiness and privacy preservation of trust evaluation, the adaptability of social data access control and the anonymity of authentication on trust. The research aims to achieve a suite of algorithms, protocols and schemes based on trust management to ensure security and privacy in PSN.
Effective start/end date01/09/201731/08/2020

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UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure


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