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Social Reputation in Digital Worlds

Reputation is used in our social communities as a tool of regulating society by circulating evaluations about people as well as things. It has been also an important tool in computer science, especially after the emergence of e-markets. In this course, reputation systems, their main use and differences will be discussed. The course also covers: examples of reputation systems on famous sites, design guidelines, and connections to the real world.

Course Objectives

After completing this course successfully, the student can:

  •  Describe the objectives and capabilities of reputation systems
  •  Analyze the pros and cons of a reputation system in its contexts
  •  Carry out theoretical, empirical, experimental, or applied research
  •  See different research opportunities
  •  Present the results 
Fig. Examples of systems that use different reputation models

Assessment Method

Students select a research topic from the introduced topics, and get 50% on the paper. Students earn the remaining 50% by first presenting and discussing the paper with the rest of the group, and second by implementing a small project (per team). A short abstract must be submitted and approved prior to writing the paper.


A list of references will be published soon. Meanwhile, check our research activities regarding this topic. 

Timing & Place

Wednesday 11:00- 12:30, Room A-2.1


Rehab Alnemr - B-1.4