IFIP WG11.11 Winter School on Trust Management in ICT at NIT Surat, India (Feb 6-10, 2012)

The goal of trust management in ICT infrastructures is to allow entities to reason about the trustworthiness of other entities and to make autonomous security decisions on the basis of trust. The global computing infrastructure is highly dynamic with continuously appearing
and disappearing entities and services. It is vital that the associated computational trust model is able to incorporate this dynamism and that equally flexible legislative and regulatory frameworks emerge.

The program for the winter school includes lectures in fundamental topics in trust management as well advanced topics including the following:
  • PKI and Trust Management
  • Formal models of trust
  • Reputation systems
  • Traitor tracing
  • Trust management in Cloud
Participants of this winter school are expected to produce posters and short papers that present current research issues in security and trust management – to be submitted to the IFIPTM 2012 conference.

Resource Persons

  • AJ - Audun Jøsang, University of Oslo, Norway
  • AM - Anish Mathuria, DA-IICT, India
  • BR - Bimal Roy, ISI Kolkata, India
  • CD - Christian Damsgaard Jensen, DTU, Denmark
  • DRP - Dhiren Patel, NIT Surat, India
  • RKS - R K Shyamasundar, TIFR Mumbai, India
  • TD - Theo Dimitrakos, BT Ipswich, UK
  • SVR – S V Raghavan, Sec. PSA to PMO, India

Organizing Chair

Dhiren Patel, NIT Surat, India

Dates, venue and registration

Dates: Feb 6-10, 2011.
Venue: Department of Computer Engineering, NIT Surat, India.
Participation and registration form: download (PDF).
For details about electronic deposit of registration fees, send a request to wstm2012@coed.svnit.ac.in.

Final programme conducted

   Monday Feb 6  Tuesday Feb 7  Wednesday Feb 8 Thursday Feb 9 Friday Feb 10
 9:00 - 9:45 Registration, tea - -
 9:45 - 11:15
Inauguration 

Introduction - DRP

Inaugural talks - **SVR

Subjective logic I - AJ

Multiple root CAs collaboration - AM

Online trust and reputation systems - AJ, DRP

Distributed information control, declassification and endorsement - RKS

  High tea   Tea  Tea  Tea  Tea
 11:30 - 13:00 Information security landscape, open challenges - DRP Protecting software programs from malicious input attacks - AM

Role of Trust in Computer Security - CD

Building a reputation system - Wiki recommender system - CD

Trust based access control system - CD

  Lunch Lunch Lunch  Lunch  Lunch 
 14:30 - 16:00
Security risk management - AJ

Building Trustworthy e-Voting protocol - an example - DRP


Traitor tracing - framework for fully resilient traceability - BR

Building a reputation system - Wiki recommender system II - CD

Computational Trust Reduced - **SM

   Tea Tea  Tea  Tea   
 16:15 - 17:15 Trust requirement - AJ Posters workshop - CD, AJ, DRP Computational trust models - CD, DRP  Building trust in the cloud - **TD  Feedback and closing

** through video conferencing

International Winter School has been a great success with 59 participants from various parts of India and one from UK - comprising of Masters students, Researchers, Career Faulty, and Industry executives. Deliberations and discussions were immensely enjoyed by all resource persons and participants - who eventually submitted short and full papers to the IFIPTM2012 conference!