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From: (unknown charset) Olaf Hartig <hartig@informatik.hu-berlin.de>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 13:25:06 +0100
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          The 1st IEEE International Workshop on 
        Methods for Establishing Trust with Open Data
                       METHOD 2012

   http://compsac.cs.iastate.edu/workshop_details.php?id=51
            
             July 16-20, 2012 - Izmir, Turkey 
            (co-located with IEEE COMPSAC 2012)

            Submission Deadline 15th March 2012
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Aims and Scope
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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? 

Topics
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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
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To be announced

Important Dates
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15 March 2012   Deadline for paper submission
09 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
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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

Organisation
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Edzard Hoefig, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany;
  edzard.hoefig@fu-berlin.de
Ina Schieferdecker, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany;
  ina.schieferdecker@fokus.fraunhofer.de
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