First IFIP WG 11.11 Summer School on Trust Management

20-24 June 2011, Copenhagen, Denmark

The deployment of a global computing infrastructure raises new and difficult security and privacy issues. The goal of trust management in such global computing infrastructures is to allow entities to reason about the trustworthiness of other entities and to make autonomous security decisions on the basis of trust. This requires the development of a computational trust model that enables entities to reason about trust and to verify the security properties of a particular interaction. 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.

During the past decade, trust management has provided cogent answers to emerging challenges in the global computing infrastructure relating to computer & network security, electronic commerce, virtual enterprises, social networks and cloud computing. During this time, the IFIP WG 11.11 on trust management has established itself as the leading community of researchers working on trust management issues. The IFIP WG 11.11 Summer School on trust management will provide an overview of the state of the art in trust management research and in-depth lectures on specific areas of trust management research taught by some of the most recognised researchers in those areas.

The IFIP WG 11.11 Summer School on trust management is organised on the campus of the Technical University of denmark in the week before the IFIPTM 2011 conference is held in the same location. This allows participants in the summer school to receive a comprehensive and up-to-date understanding of computational trust and trust management by attending first the summer school and then the IFIPTM 2011 conference in the following week.


The program for the summer school includes lectures in fundamental topics in trust management as well as current hot topics. Participants in the summer school are expected to produce a poster that presents a current research issue in trust management (graduate students may produce a poster that presents their own thesis topic). Posters will be presented during a poster session on the final day of the summer school and participants who register for the IFIPTM 2011 conferences will also be given the opportunity to present their posters during the IFIPTM 2011 poster session.


The following lectures have been confirmed:

Computational trust  - Stephen Marsh, CRC, Canada

Formal models of trust - Vladimiro Sassone, University of Southampton, U.K.

Risk and trust - Ketil Stølen, SINTEF ICT, Norway

Trust and security - Christian D. Jensen, DTU, Denmark

Reputation systems - Audun Jøsang, University of Oslo, Norway

Travel Information

The summer school is hosted by the Department of Informatics and Mathematical Modelling at the campus of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), which is located approximately 10 km north of the Copenhagen city center. Information about how to reach the Technical University of Denmark is provided on the DTU Informatics department home page.

Practical information on accommodation and travel are available in this guide.


Registration for the First IFIP WG 11.11 Summer School is 4,000 DKK (approximately 550 Euro), which includes accommodation (19/6-24/6) in shared room at a city center youth hostel, lunch and coffee breaks and the social program. There are frequent express-bus connections from the city center to the DTU campus.

To register to the First IFIP WG 11.11 Summer School on Trust Management download, fill in and follow the instructions of the registration form.

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