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Call for papers

IFIPTM 2018 invites submissions presenting novel research on all topics related to Trust, Security, and Privacy, 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

Trustworthiness of Adaptive Systems:

  • Controlling the scope of adaptivity
  • Expectation management
  • Verification and validation
  • Self-explaining systems
  • Self-trust

Special Track -  Trust in Fintech

Throughout the history of human civilizations, financial transactions between individuals or groups have been underpinned by “trust”. Yet, the complex multi-party interactions in distributed ledger technologies and smart contracts are often overlooked and passed on as ‘trustless’. The financial industry is in a rush to adopt new technologies based on machine learning and distributed ledgers. This is to support authentication and identity management, payment methods and processing, continuous insurance, cross-border trading, regulatory compliance and so on – the FinTech revolution – with mostly emerging economies leading the process. Furthermore, the rising awareness of personal data privacy and the emergence of the personal data economy is opening a new paradigm that reshapes our very understanding of the existing financial infrastructure. The engineering of these systems must factor in trust modelling such that machine-to-machine and human-to-machine interactions are based on trust cues that are accountable and explicable. The topics of interest in this special track include 

• trust, risk, and reputation in smart contracts 
• smart contracts and the law 
• trust in distributed consensus 
• accountability, trust, and risk in machine learning decisions, e.g., authentication, continuous insurance 
• privacy in distributed ledgers 
• privacy and risk in personal data containers and analysis 
• human-machine trust in human-centered systems, e.g., seamless payment systems 
• privacy, risk, and trust in edge computing enabled infrastructures, e.g., ‘fog’ computing, IoTs backed by cloud backends 
• privacy and financial transparency 

***Paper Submission*** 

IFIPTM 2018 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 described in the Springer LNCS author instructions.

As previous editions, papers will be published by Springer under the IFIP 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: February 14, 2018 March 02, 2018 (Extended deadline)
Author notification: March 27, 2018 April 06, 2018
Camera-ready version: April 17, 2018 April 24, 2018
Conference dates: July 9-13, 2018