About WG 11.11
Trust management is by nature a “horizontal” multi-disciplinary area that brings together communities that have been nurtured so far different “vertical” areas such as reputation systems, security, identity and access management, social networks, risk and compliance, formal models, legal IT, economics, etc.
With the help of the IFIP Working Group (http://www.ifip.org/bulletin/bulltcs/tc11_aim.htm#wg11_11), trust management shall start to find its own space in the research scene, separate from the ones where it has been nurtured in the past.
Programme of activities for 2009-2012
A coordinated strategy executed in multiple modalities is needed to ensure that this IFIP working group takes advantage of the opportunities and grows despite the difficulties in the current economic climate. We believe that the following programme of actions will help us achieve these goals:
Strengthen a balanced representation of different communities working on complementary aspects of trust
Trust-based Reputation Systems,
Trust in Identity and Access Management,
Trust in Social Networks,
Trust, Risk & Compliance,
Formal and mathematical models of Trust,
Legal Aspects of Trust,
Economic models for Trust
Trust enhancing architectures in Web and Cloud Computing
Continue to support the IFIPTM series of conferences
improve the review process (guidelines & format / structure for reviews)
Establish a web page with IFIPTM GW contributions & whitepapers (e.g. ifiptm.org)
Continue to attract Commercial Sponsorship for IFIPTM
Establish a series of associated satellite and regional workshops
Establish an international journal specialising in the area
Produce white papers and research roadmaps in the IFIPTM research areas
Establish a summer schools for PhD students & best thesis
Representation / liaison at standard committees - including IEEE, ISO, W3C, OASIS, IETF, NESSI, etc.
Establish strategic relationships with research consortia in each continent (such as for example ERCIM in Europe)
Establish series of awards (subject to endorsement by IFIP) for:
best papers at IFIPTM
best PhD in the thematic areas
best Innovation in the area
best commercial product in the area
top three reviewers
The WG operation will be supported by electronic tools, such as internal and external websites, web collaboration spaces, a web / teleconference service offered by BT and we will exploit new technologies so as to facilitate discussions among members in a cost-efficient way and without having to rely on real-life meetings.
We anticipate the top-level functional bodies of the working group have at least quarterly progress web-meetings, and the whole community to have at least biannual progress meetings using web collaboration tools.
We will also ensure that:
WG 11.11 will establish an industry forum consisting of companies active in the area, and potential sponsors of IFIPTM.
WG 11.11 will establish an Expert Advisory Board (Steering Committee) that supports the operation of the WG by offering resources for some key functional roles brings together experts in relevant vertical communities that are represented in the working group.