The 21st ACM Symposium on Applied Computing 
April 23 - 27, 2006, Dijon, France

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

Proceedings: ACM printed form, ACM CD-ROM, ACM digital library and IJI
Journal special issue (printed and online ISSN)!

Aims and scope of the TRECK track:

Computational models of trust and mechanisms based on the human notion of
trust have been gaining momentum. One reason for this is that traditional
security mechanisms are challenged by open, large scale and decentralised
environments. The use of an explicit trust management component goes beyond
security though. 
The goal of the ACM SAC 2006 TRECK track remains to review the set of
applications that benefit from the use of computational trust. Computational
trust has been used in reputation systems, risk management, collaborative
filtering, social/business networking services, dynamic coalitions and
virtual organisations. The TRECK track covers all computational trust
applications, especially those used in real world applications.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Recommender and reputation systems 
Trust-enhanced collaborative applications 
Tangible guarantees given by formal models of trust and risk 
Trust metrics assessment and threat analysis 
Pervasive computational trust and use of context-aware features 
Trade-off between privacy and trust 
Trust/risk-based security frameworks 
Automated collaboration and trust negotiation 
Trust in peer-to-peer systems 
Technical trust evaluation, especially at the identity level
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 2006 website
(, 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Authors are invited to submit full papers about original and unpublished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 4,000 words. 

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


Aug. 2, 2005: Submission of the extended abstract of the full paper (500
words maximum; this deadline may be extended)
Sep. 3, 2005: Full paper submission
Oct. 15, 2005: Author notification
Nov. 5, 2005: Camera-ready copy
Apr. 23-27, 2006: SAC in Dijon

Conference Venue:

Dijon is the historical capital of the province of Burgundy (i.e.,
Bourgogne). Therefore, there are many cultural places and old monuments to

The region of Dijon is also famous for its cuisine: Coq au Vin, Beef
Bourguignon and Burgundy wine.

The city of Dijon is approximately one hour and 40 minutes southeast of
Paris by the TGV.

Please visit Dijon's tourist office for travel and accommodation

Track Program Chairs:

Jean-Marc Seigneur
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Christian Damsgaard Jensen
Technical University of Denmark

Track Program Committee:

Jean-Marc Seigneur, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Christian D. Jensen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Stephen Marsh, National Research Council, Canada

Tanko Ishaya, University of Hull, United Kingdom

Lalana Kagal, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA

Seamus Moloney, Nokia, Finland

Stephane Lo Presti, University of Southampton, United Kingdom

Paolo Avesani, University of Trento, Italy

Scott Flinn, National Research Council, Canada

Michael Kinateder, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Darren P. Mundy, University of Hull, United Kingdom

Laurence Vignollet, Université de Savoie, France

Rino Falcone, CNR Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, Italy

Paolo Massa, University of Trento, Italy

Cai-Nicolas Ziegler, University of Freiburg, Germany

Ciarán Bryce, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Bruno Crispo, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Stefan Weber, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Charles A. Shoniregun, University of East London, United Kingdom 

Yanjun Zuo, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, USA

Javier Lopez, University of Malaga, Spain

Ayman Kassi, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Sotirios Terzis, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom

Hugo Miranda, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Tobias Mahler, University of Oslo, Norway

Girish Suryanarayana, University of California, Irvine, USA

Damien Weldon, LoanPerformance, USA

Hiroyuki Kasai, NTT DoCoMo, Japan

Alex Logvynovskiy, London South Bank University, United Kingdom

Jm Seigneur