Proceedings of the 3rd ACM workshop on Secure web services
GECON'07 Proceedings of the 4th international conference on Grid economics and business models
ESORICS'07 Proceedings of the 12th European conference on Research in Computer Security
We describe a pricing structure for the provision of IT services that ensures trust without requiring repeated interactions between service providers and users. It does so by offering a pricing structure that elicits truthful reporting of QoS by providers while making them profitable. This mechanism also induces truth-telling on the part of users reserving the service.