Managing software uninstall with negative trust

Primiero, Giuseppe and Boender, Jaap (2017) Managing software uninstall with negative trust. In: 11th IFIP WG 11.11 International Conference, IFIPTM 2017, 12-16 Jun 2017, Gothenburg, Sweden.

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A problematic aspect of software management systems in view of integrity preservation is the handling, approval, tracking and eventual execution of change requests. In the context of the relation between clients and repositories, trust can help identifying all packages required by the intended installation. Negative trust, in turn, can be used to approach the complementary problem induced by removing packages. In this paper we offer a logic for negative trust which allows to identify admissible and no-longer admissible software packages in the current installation profile in view of uninstall processes. We provide a simple working example and the system is formally verified using the Coq theorem prover.

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Additional Information: Paper published as: Primiero G., Boender J. (2017) Managing Software Uninstall with Negative Trust. In: Steghöfer JP., Esfandiari B. (eds) Trust Management XI. IFIPTM 2017. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol 505. Springer, Cham
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Foundations of Computing group
Item ID: 21957
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Depositing User: Giuseppe Primiero
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2017 11:40
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2018 11:46

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