Chapter 12. Trust and Technology

  1. Cristiano Castelfranchi and
  2. Rino Falcone

Published Online: 2 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470519851.ch12

Trust Theory: A Socio-Cognitive and Computational Model

Trust Theory: A Socio-Cognitive and Computational Model

How to Cite

Castelfranchi, C. and Falcone, R. (2010) Trust and Technology, in Trust Theory: A Socio-Cognitive and Computational Model, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470519851.ch12

Author Information

  1. Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 26 MAR 2010

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Agent Technology

Book Series Editors:

  1. Michael Wooldridge

Series Editor Information

  1. University of Liverpool, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470028759

Online ISBN: 9780470519851



  • trust and technology;
  • modeling and rationalizing trust notion;
  • Trusted Third Parthy (TTP);
  • trust models and technology;
  • logical approaches - from models based on mathematical logics;
  • centralized reputation mechanisms - widespread in electronic commerce;
  • models and approaches to trust - in computational framework;
  • REGRET approach, overcoming mono-dimensionality - fuzziness over notion of performance used;
  • building a new ‘socio-technical system’ and a new ‘cognition’;
  • deep and complete model of trust dimension - not just useful but a necessity


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Main Difference Between Security and Trust

  • Trust Models and Technology

  • Concluding Remarks

  • References