[foaf-dev] CFP ACM SAC'08 trust/reputation track

Jm Seigneur Jean-Marc.Seigneur at trustcomp.org
Mon Jun 11 09:58:33 BST 2007

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The 23rd ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
March 16 - 20, 2008, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil

Track: Trust, Recommendations, Evidence and other Collaboration Know-how 

Proceedings: ACM printed form, ACM CD-ROM and ACM digital library (a 
Journal special issue as for TRECK'05 will be considered)!

Aims and scope of the TRECK track:

Computational models of trust and online reputation mechanisms have been 
gaining momentum. The ACM SAC 2005, 2006 and 2007 TRECK tracks in Santa 
Fe, Dijon and Seoul attracted researchers from both academia and industry.

The goal of the ACM SAC 2008 TRECK track remains to review the set of 
applications that benefit from the use of computational trust and online 
reputation. Computational trust has been used in reputation systems, 
risk management, collaborative filtering, social/business networking 
services, dynamic coalitions, virtual organisations and even combined 
with trusted computing hardware modules. The TRECK track covers all 
computational trust applications, especially those used in real-world 

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Recommender and reputation systems

Trust-enhanced collaborative applications

Trust, reputation and identity management

Combined computational trust and trusted computing

Tangible guarantees given by formal models of trust and risk

Trust metrics assessment and threat analysis

Pervasive computational trust and use of context-awareness

Autonomic and adaptive trust

Trade-off between privacy and trust

Trust/risk-based security frameworks

Automated collaboration and trust negotiation

Trust in peer-to-peer and open source systems

Technical trust evaluation and certification

Impacts of social networks on computational trust

Evidence gathering and management

Real-world applications, running prototypes and advanced simulations

Applicability in large-scale, open and decentralised environments

Legal and economic aspects related to the use of trust engines

User-studies and user interfaces of computational trust applications

Submission guidelines are posted on the TRECK 2008 website 
(http://www.trustcomp.org/treck/), which always contains the latest updates.

Authors are invited to submit full papers about original and unpublished 
research. A paper cannot be submitted to more than one track. We would 
like to encourage the submission of industrial experience reports and 
reports of innovative computing applications.

The body of each paper should not exceed 5,000 words.

Submissions should be properly anonymized to facilitate blind reviewing.
At least three reviewers will be assigned to each submission to the 
TRECK track.


Sep. 8, 2007: Full paper submission

Oct. 16, 2007: Author notification

Oct. 30, 2007: Camera-ready copy

Mar. 16-20, 2008: ACM SAC in Fortaleza, Brazil

Conference Venue:
The symposium will be held at the beach in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil.
Fortaleza (Portuguese for fortress) is the State capital of Ceará, 
located in the sunny northeastern region of Brazil. With a population of 
more than 2.5 million, Fortaleza is a modern metropolis with 
greenish-blue sea, beautiful white-sand beaches, softy wind and a 
vibrating nightlife. Its complete tourism infrastructure and a rapidly 
growing industry make it one of the most important cities in the region 
in economic terms. Fortaleza has been for the last 3 years one of the 
most searched for cities in Brazil during holidays, second only to Rio. 
Fortaleza has a mild to warm temperature averaging at 27C (82F) all year 
Fortaleza is very well served of top-class restaurants, especially from 
seafood to the famous brazilian barbecues and feijoada (a black beans 

Track Program Chair:
Virgílio Almeida,
Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Organisation Chair:
Jean-Marc Seigneur,
University of Geneva, Switzerland,
Jean-Marc.Seigneur at trustcomp.org

Program Committee:

Virgílio Almeida, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Jean-Marc Seigneur, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Christian Jensen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Piotr Cofta, British Telecom, UK

Michael Kinateder, SAP, Germany

Pierpaolo Dondio, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Gabriele Lenzini, Telin, The Netherlands

Mogens Nielsen, University of Aarhus, Denmark

Ali Chehab, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Jochen Renz, Australian National University, Australia

Daniele Quercia, University College London, UK

Farookh Khadeer Hussain, Curtin Business School, Australia

Noria Foukia, University of Otago, New Zealand

Daniel Olmedilla, L3S Research Center & Hannover University, Germany

Patroklos Argyroudis, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Evangelos Kotsovinos, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Germany

Paolo Massa, University of Trento, Italy

Uwe Roth, University du Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Rafael Timóteo de Sousa, University of Brasília, Brazil

Sotirios Terzis, University of Strathclyde, UK

Fabio Martinelli, IIT-CNR, Italy

Stephen Marsh, National Research Council of Canada

Ciarán Bryce, INRIA Rennes, France

Giannis Marias, University of Athens, Greece

Philippe Jaillon, Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France

Javier Lopez, University of Malaga, Spain

Yanjun Zuo, North Dakota University, USA

Zheng Yan, Nokia Research, Finland

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