Stock Image

Trust, Complexity and Control: Confidence in a Convergent World

Piotr Cofta

2 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0470061308 / ISBN 13: 9780470061305
Published by Wiley, 2007
Used Condition: Good Hardcover
From Books Express (Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since August 14, 2015 Seller Rating 5-star rating

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 139.34 Convert Currency
Shipping: Free Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0470061308

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Trust, Complexity and Control: Confidence in...

Publisher: Wiley

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: 1.

About this title

Synopsis:

An increasing reliance on the Internet and mobile communication has deprived us of our usual means of assessing another party’s trustworthiness. This is increasingly forcing us to rely on control.  Yet the notion of trust and trustworthiness is essential to the continued development of a technology-enabled society.

Trust, Complexity and Control offers readers a single, consistent explanation of how the sociological concept of ‘trust’ can be applied to a broad spectrum of technology-related areas; convergent communication, automated agents, digital security, semantic web, artificial intelligence, e-commerce, e-government, privacy etc. It presents a model of confidence in which trust and control are driven and limited by complexity in one explanatory framework and demonstrates how that framework can be applied to different research and application areas. Starting with the individual’s assessment of trust, the book shows the reader how application of the framework can clarify misunderstandings and offer solutions to complex problems.

The uniqueness of Trust, Complexity and Control  is its interdisciplinary treatment of a variety of diverse areas using a single framework.

Sections featured include:

  • Trust and distrust in the digital world.
  • The impact of convergent communication and networks on trust.
  • Trust, economy and commerce.
  • Trust-enhancing technologies.

Trust, Complexity and Control is an invaluable source of reference for both researchers and practitioners within the Trust community. It will also be of benefit to students and lecturers in the fields of information technology, social sciences and computer engineering.

About the Author:

Piotr Cofta works for British Telecom as a Chief Researcher, Security and Trust in the Mobility Research Centre. He is responsible for research in convergent security and trust, specifically in identity and privacy. Previously he has worked for many years for Nokia and more recently for Media Lab Europe, concentrating on device security and transactional trust. His research interest includes technical and social aspects of security and trust with special focus on opportunities in convergent environment and mobile commerce. He received his PhD in computer science from the University of Gdansk, Poland. He is a member of IEE and IEEE.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Buy with confidence. Excellent customer service. 30 day return policy.

Books Express LLC
318 US Route 1, STE 2
Kittery ME 03904


Shipping Terms:

Standard and expedited shipping options include shipping and handling costs. Default shipping is by USPS Media Mail and frequently USPS Priority Mail or UPS Ground is used. Books should arrive within 10-14 business days for expedited shipping, and 20-30 business days for standard shipping. Standard shipping can on occasion take up to 30 days for delivery.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order PayPal Invoice Bank Draft Bank/Wire Transfer Direct Debit (Personally Authorized Payment)