Call for Papers

The 11th IFIP International Conference on Trust Management
Gothenburg, 12-16 June 2017

Trust is an essential glue for any society, whether formed by human or artificial agents, whether in a real-life or an online setting. This trust needs to be established, reinforced or abolished to reflect changes in the society and its participants. The mechanisms for such trust management may be psychological or sociological in the case of humans, algorithmic or probabilistic, e.g., in the case of artificial agents. Services for brokering, certification, recommendation, legal enforcement, identity and reputation management may also help the agent in this management task, and they are all the more useful given the increasing scale and virtual nature of societies. Indeed, applications such as online social networks, collaborative systems or e-commerce need to contend with high transaction volume, anonymity, and malicious behavior. Solutions to these challenges need to be validated using realistic models and benchmarks.

Now in its 11th edition, IFIPTM is a well-established conference in the field of trust, security and privacy, and invites contributions in all aspects of trust management, including but not limited to:

Trust in Information Technology

  • formal aspects (specification, reasoning, and analysis)
  • trust-based and trust-aware IT policy management
  • trust in social networks and emerging contexts
  • trust in collaborative applications, crowd-sourcing and wiki systems
  • trust in human-computer interaction and usable systems
  • case studies and applications

Socio-Technical, economic and sociological Trust

  • economic modeling of trust, risk and control; economics of trusted data quality
  • trust, control and reputation effects in social networking, e- and m-commerce
  • trust and socio materiality; socio-technical network structures; biological trust
  • ethical, sociological, psychological, legal aspects

Trust and reputation management systems

  • architectures and models
  • benchmarks, metrics and computation

Identity management and trust

  • anonymity, privacy and accountability
  • identity and personal information brokering
  • legal aspects

Secure, trustworthy and privacy-aware systems

  • platforms and standards
  • software and services

Trust building in Large scale systems

  • trust in Cloud environments
  • large Identity Management Systems like UID/SSN, Banks, Mobile user groups
  • trust management for large user groups including machine and human participation

Special Track

The special track “Trust on the road” aims to attract researchers and practitioners investigating issues of trustworthiness, security, privacy, and overall trust in automotive systems. Such systems range from the individual vehicle to vehicles communicating both with other vehicles (v2v) and with the physical infrastructure around them (v2i) as well as vehicles forming ad-hoc networks and using cloud-based networks for various services. The trustworthiness of exchanged information, the security of the connections, the privacy of the data, and the trust of the user in the provided services are crucial for the acceptance and proliferation of such safety-critical technology. In the context of the special track, we aim to explore the current state of the art and future research directions with perspectives from researchers as well as representatives of the automotive industry.

In particular, we are interested in novel contributions with regard to the following topics focusing on trust within the automotive domain:

  • Trust, security, privacy, liability, and dependability in vehicular networks
  • Trust models and architectures for vehicular networks
  • Security engineering, formal methods, development and validation tools
  • In-vehicle communications (wireless or wired), in-vehicle architecture and system design
  • Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications and integration with on-board systems and networks
  • Vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications and protocols
  • Security of software downloads and remote diagnostics
  • In-vehicle communications and trust enhancing architectures (wireless or wired)
  • Security and privacy issues when using cloud services
  • Results from experimental systems, testbeds, and pilot studies
  • Awareness applications in vehicular networks
  • Applications and services to enhance safety, performance, and driver behavior
  • Standardization efforts w.r.t. security, privacy and safety

Paper Submission

IFIPTM 2017 welcomes submissions of both full and short papers on any topic related to the IFIPTM themes of trust, security and privacy and the topics mentioned above. Submitted full papers must not exceed 16 pages in length, including bibliography and well-marked appendices; short papers must not exceed 8 pages in length. Interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary papers are encouraged and welcome. Submission will be through the EasyChair conference management system. Papers must be submitted as a single PDF file, formatted using the LNCS format.
As previous editions, papers will be published by Springer under AICT series.

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Authors of selected papers will be invited to extend and improve their contributions for a special issue of the Web Intelligence journal (IOS Press).

Important Dates

Paper submission: January 30, 2017 (firm deadline)
Author notification: March 6, 2017
Camera-ready version: March 27, 2017
Conference dates: June 12-16, 2017