[ecoop-info] Reminder to submit to METHOD 2012 by Mar 31, 2012

Schieferdecker, Ina ina.schieferdecker at fokus.fraunhofer.de
Thu Mar 15 10:05:24 CET 2012

Apologies for multiple postings of this CfP.



          The 1st IEEE International Workshop on 

        Methods for Establishing Trust with Open Data

                       METHOD 2012




             July 16-20, 2012 - Izmir, Turkey 

            (co-located with IEEE COMPSAC 2012)


            Submission Deadline 15th March 2012



Aims and Scope


Technological advancements enables the gathering and analysis of large
amounts of data, as well as the worldwide distribution in a matter of
seconds. As a consequence, various information is routinely collected
and utilized, for example to calculate more accurate bus schedules,
optimise goods storage, have a better public administration, and
generally to foster transparency in science, societal and economic
processes. There is also strong effort, especially at the level of
national and regional administrations, to provide already collected data
based on "Open Data" principles. Open data implies that data is
available in standardized formats, with liberal licensing models, free
for everyone to use, and with no restrictions on its usage. One goal is
the creation of a secondary market based on business models that offer
new services by combination and enrichment of available open data sets. 

Unfortunately, by employing large-scale data analysis processes and by
giving away control over the provided information, society also becomes
increasingly vulnerable to information misuse. This prospect is met with
rightful scepticism by the larger population and researchers are not
only called upon to find new ways to protect citizen's privacy, but also
to prevent data forgery, and identity theft. Solely relying on the
structures of the current internet, which is worldwide connected and
abundant with information, it is not possible to prove the provenance of
data, or to decide if a certain piece of information is true. In other
words: it is very hard to make an informed decision on the
trustworthiness of a given piece of information. 


In the METHOD workshop we plan to discuss approaches and concrete
technical means required to establish trust in information that is
processed, collected, managed, and provided using open data principles.
In doing so, the workshop will bring together experts from two different
areas. On the one hand from a technical field, namely trust research and
trusted computing. On the other hand, there is the idea of open data, as
put forward by researchers, activists and political stakeholders.
Combining these two areas raises many interesting questions: Is there a
way to assure the trustworthiness of an information source while keeping
the identity of the source protected? How would engineers create systems
with built-in accountability? Could one apply non-repudiation protocols
to applications using linked open data? Is large-scale involvement of
citizens a feasible approach to ensure data quality? 




We invite authors to submit original papers that are relevant to both
fields: open data and trust research. Contributions from the following
list of topics are especially welcome:


Open data provenance

- Information quality & trustworthiness

- Attribution and integrity of information

- Transparency and verification of information flows

- Smart data


Expressing trust

- Modeling trust in data-centric applications

- Trust representation and derivation from open data

- Attestation for data services and operations


Open trust management

- Trust management in the semantic web

- Management of reputation and user ratings

- Community-based accountability

- Trustable recommendation systems


Privacy preservation

- De-identification of data

- Anonymous authentication

- Escrow services

- Criticality assessment for data sets


Invited Speaker


To be announced


Important Dates


31 March 2012   Deadline for paper submission

16 April 2012   Notification of acceptance

02 May   2012   Camera-ready and registration


Papers must be submitted electronically via the METHOD 2012 submission
page found at http://myreview.cs.iastate.edu/METHOD2012/. 

The format of submitted papers should follow the guidelines for the IEEE
conference proceedings. All papers will be carefully reviewed by at
least three reviewers. Papers should be no more than 6 pages. The IEEE
Computer Society Press will publish accepted papers in the workshop
proceedings of COMPSAC 2012. At least one of the authors of each
accepted paper must register as a participant of the workshop and
present the paper at the workshop, in order to have the paper published
in the proceedings. 


Program Committee


Esteve Almirall, Esade Business School, Spain

Nils Barnickel, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany

Lizzie Coles-Kemp, Royal Holloway University of London, UK

Daniel Dietrich, Open Knowledge Foundation, Germany

Rino Falcone, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, Italy

Matthias Fluegge, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany

Olaf Hartig, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Germany

Gabriele Lenzini, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Florian Marienfeld, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany

Steve Marsh, Communications Research Centre, Canada

Sjouke Mauw, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Uwe Nestmann, Technische Universitaet Berlin, Germany

Miquel Oliver, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain 

Graeme John Proudler, HP Labs Bristol, UK

Peng Zhang, Xi'an University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

Xinwen Zhang, Huawei Research Center, USA




Edzard Hoefig, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany;

  edzard.hoefig at fu-berlin.de <mailto:edzard.hoefig at fu-berlin.de> 

Ina Schieferdecker, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany;

  ina.schieferdecker at fokus.fraunhofer.de
<mailto:ina.schieferdecker at fokus.fraunhofer.de> 








Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ina Schieferdecker, Head of Competence Center 

Modeling and Testing                url:

Fraunhofer FOKUS                      email:
ina.schieferdecker at fokus.fraunhofer.de

Kaiserin-Augusta-Allee 31        tel:    +49-30-3463-7241

D-10589 Berlin                               fax:    +49-30-3463-8241


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