Reference Architectures for Trustworthy Energy Management and Desktop Grid Computing Applications

Gerrit Anders, Lukas Klejnowski, Jan-Philipp Steghöfer, Florian Siefert, Wolfgang Reif

This report presents two reference architectures that can be used as architectural blueprints for applications of two different system classes. The first system class comprises applications in the field of energy management and the second one contains applications in the domain of desktop grid computing. Because applications in the scope of energy management are safety-critical and desktop grid computing applications have to cope with a variety of self-interested participants, applications of these domains have in common that they can increase their robustness and efficiency by considering the trustworthiness of participants. Therefore, the reference architectures given here are based on a middleware that provides functionality for the utilization of trust: experiences with participants can be stored and evaluated so that trust can be derived and incorporated into the applications.
published 04.04.2011 Technical Report 2011-11


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