Social Reputation in the Digital Worlds (Wintersemester 2009/2010)
Dozent: Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel
(Internet-Technologien und -Systeme)
- Semesterwochenstunden: 2
- ECTS: 3
- Einschreibefrist: 06.11.2009
- Belegungsart: Wahlpflichtmodul
- IT-Systems Engineering MA
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.
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
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.