The First International Workshop on Trust and Reputation Management in Massively Distributed Computing Systems

 (TRAM 2007)

 in conjunction with


June 29, Toronto, Canada

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General Information

 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

Important Dates

Submission Guidelines and Publication

Organizing Committees

                    Partha Dasgupta                                      Arizona State University, USA
                    Weisong Shi                                            Wayne State University, USA
Karl Aberer, EPFL
Anupam Datta, Stanford University
Kai Fischbach, University of Cologne  
Kai Hwang, University of Southern California
Jun Li, University of Oregon 
Audun Josang, University of Queensland
James Joshi, University of Pittsburgh
Akihiro Nakao, University of Tokyo
Andrew Odlyzko, University of Minnesota
Patrick Reynolds, Cornell University
Robert Reynolds, Wayne State University
Kent Seamons, Brigham Young University
Mudhakar Srivatsa, Georgia Institute of Technology
Julita Vassileva, University of  Saskatchewan
Cheng-Zhong Xu, Wayne State University
Bin Yu, CMU/Intel Research Pittsburgh