EU-FP5 iTRUST project on Trust Management in Dynamic Open Systems

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. (more info)