Entropy-based Fuzzy AHP Model for Trustworthy Service Provider Selection in Internet of Things

Abdelmuttlib Ibrahim Abdalla Ahmed, Suleman Khan, Abdullah Gani, Siti Hafizah Ab Hamid, Mohsen Guizani

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Nowadays, trust and reputation models are used to build a wide range of trust-based security mechanisms and trust-based service management applications on the Internet of Things (IoT). Considering trust as a single unit can result in missing important and significant factors. We split trust into its building-blocks, then we sort and assign weight to these building-blocks (trust metrics) on the basis of its priorities for the transaction context of a particular goal. To perform these processes, we consider trust as a multi-criteria decision-making problem, where a set of trust worthiness metrics represent the decision criteria. We introduce Entropy-based fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (EFAHP) as a trust model for selecting a trustworthy service provider, since the sense of decision making regarding multi-metrics trust is structural. EFAHP gives 1) fuzziness, which fits the vagueness, uncertainty, and subjectivity of trust attributes; 2) AHP, which is a systematic way for making decisions in complex multi-criteria decision making; and 3) entropy concept, which is utilized to calculate the aggregate weights for each service provider. We present a numerical illustration in trust-based Service Oriented Architecture in the IoT (SOA-IoT) to demonstrate the service provider selection using the EFAHP Model in assessing and aggregating the trust scores.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication43rd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks, LCN 2018
Place of PublicationChicago, US
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781538644133
ISBN (Print)9781538644140
Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 2019
Event2018 IEEE 43rd Conference on Local Computer Networks - Chicago, United States
Duration: 1 Oct 20184 Oct 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - Conference on Local Computer Networks, LCN


Conference2018 IEEE 43rd Conference on Local Computer Networks
Abbreviated titleLCN 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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