The TRAM 2007 workshop will occupy one full day of the the 2007 IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2007). There will be no separate registration for the workshop. All workshop attendees will be registering for the ICDCS conference. All accepted papers will be published in workshop proceedings together with other workshops by the IEEE Computer Society Press and the IEEE online library.
Selected best papers will also be invited to extend to full version for a special issue of a top journal.
We have witnessed the necessity of collaboration and
resource sharing in many massively distributed computing systems. For
example, the PlanetLab experimental platform for distributed systems
and networking, P2P file sharing for fast information dissemination,
cooperative caching for Web content
delivery, enterprise collaboration in E-commerce, and so on. In such a
loosely-coupled open computing system, trust and reputation management
has become essential, together with traditional cryptography
techniques, for building a healthy collaboration among participating
peers (or agents). Recent work suggests that reputation based trust
systems as an effective way for nodes to identify and avoid malicious
nodes in order to minimize the threat and protect the system from
possible misuses and abuses by malicious nodes in a decentralized
overlay networks. Such systems typically assign each node a trust value
based on the transactions it has performed with others and the
feedbacks it has received. This workshop aims to bring together
researchers from different domains that have faced trust and reputation
management issues in the context of a variety of applications to share
their successes as well as the challenges they face.
Topics of interest
|Papers due:||January 12th, 2007|
|Author notification:||February 15th, 2007|
|Camera-ready final papers due:||March 1st, 2007|
|Workshop (and ICDCS):||June 25th, 2007|
The submission will use the Microsoft's conference management site (CMT). Submission of a paper should be regarded as an undertaking that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register and attend the workshop to present the work.
Each submitted paper will be peer reviewed and the comments will be provided to the authors. The accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society Press and IEEE online library.