iTrust: Working Group on Trust Management in Dynamic Open Systems

  • Borrell Viader, Joan (Principal Investigator)
  • Navarro Arribas, Guillermo (Investigator)
  • Rifa Coma, Josep (Investigator)
  • Robles Martinez, Sergi (Investigator)
  • Serra Sagrista, Joan (Investigator)
  • DIMITRAKOS, Theodosis (Investigator)
  • FALCONE, Rino (Investigator)
  • GIKAS, Charalampos (Investigator)
  • HERMANN, Peter (Investigator)
  • ISSARNY, Valérie (Investigator)
  • JENSEN, Christian (Investigator)
  • JONES, Andrew J I (Investigator)
  • KLYNE, Graham (Investigator)
  • MARAZAKIS, Emmanuel (Investigator)
  • NIKOLAOU, Christos (Investigator)
  • POSLAD, Stefan (Investigator)
  • RAPTIS, Dimitris (Investigator)
  • SHIU, Simon (Investigator)
  • SLOMAN, Morris (Investigator)
  • STOLEN, Ketil (Investigator)
  • TERZIS, Sotirios (Investigator)
  • TORVUND, Olav (Investigator)

Project Details


Merely having a certified identity in a dynamic and open environment is not enough for informed decisions on access restrictions and controls, selection among potential candidates for interaction, and even less adequate for reasoning about the expected performance and dependability of entities for which no prior knowledge is available. The aim of the iTrust Working Group is to provide a forum for cross-disciplinary investigation of the application of trust as a means of establishing confidence in the global computing infrastructure, recognizing trust as a crucial enabler for meaningfull and mutually beneficial interactions. iTrust will strive to integrate perspectives of trust from the social sciences, philosophy and law with trust-related research in formal reasoning frameworks, security technologies, and distributed software systems. iTrust will seek to establish synergies with ongoing RTD activities. Objectives: - To facilitate the cross-disciplinary investigation of fundamental issues underpinning computational trust models by bringing together expertise from technology oriented sciences, law, philosophy and social sciences; - To facilitate the emergence of a widely acceptable trust management process for dynamic open systems; - To facilitate the development of new paradigms in the area of dynamic open systems which effectively utilise computational trust models; - To facilitate the harmonisation of regulatory and legislative frameworks and facilitate their evolution so as to support the fast take-up of the emerging technologies in the area of dynamic open systems; - To incorporate trust management elements in existing standards and prepare the ground for the standardisation of emerging technologies by submitting recommendations to the appropriate standardisation bodies.
Effective start/end date1/08/0231/07/05

Collaborative partners

  • CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
  • National Research Council of Italy
  • Virtual Trip Ltd
  • Universität Dortmund
  • National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology (INRIA)
  • Trinity College Dublin (The Provost Fellows and Scholars of the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin)
  • King's College London
  • Nine by Nine
  • Plefsis S.A. Information Systems
  • University of Crete (UC) (lead)
  • Queen Mary College
  • INTRACOM S.A. Hellenic Telecommunications and Electronics Industry
  • Hewllett Packard Ltd. (GB)
  • University of Strathclyde
  • University of Oslo
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)


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