Call for Graduate Symposium

Trust was always important. With the advent of, and increase in, the challenges associated with cyberspace, including protection of information, safety, citizenship and privacy, coupled with inherent problems in the way security works (in terms of control versus understanding, cf. the work of Piotr Cofta), trust and an understanding of how it works is increasingly vital to the infrastructures we depend on. However, we are faced with many, often orthogonal definitions, a range of applications from reputation through recommendation to plain old trust in commerce and beyond. Computational Trust and Trust Management are vital enablers of work, play and automation, and in the Graduate Symposium at IFIP TM we will be exploring them in depth and in a collegial environment, supported and enhanced by the following IFIP TM conference.

The 2016 IFIPTM Graduate Symposium on Trust and Trust Management carries on a series of successful Summer Schools in Denmark, India and Spain and the Graduate Symposium in Singapore. The aim of the 2016 two day Symposium is to provide graduate students at any stages of their graduate career a view of the research, open issues, and state of the art in the field of Computational Trust and Trust Management. The Symposium features lectures by experts in the field, exploring the theory, philosophy and practice of Trust and Trust Management and its application to society and science. There will be ample opportunity to network with presenters and other students, and the Symposium continues into the IFIPTM conference, part of the Darmstadt Security&Privacy week. There will be an opportunity to prepare work based on the Symposium for submission to the Journal of Trust Management (, and a special conference session is planned for work to be presented.

For more details of the Graduate Symposium visit Graduate Symposium page or contact the Graduate Symposium Organizers, Stephen Marsh ( and Christian Damsgaard Jensen (