Preliminary Call for Papers
        4th International Conference on Trust Management (iTrust'2006)
                   16-19 May 2006, Pisa, Tuscany, Italy

                Submission of paper: Nov. 18th, 2005


The iTrust international Conference looks at trust from
perspectives: economic, legal, psychology, philosophy, sociology,
as well as information technology.

Building upon the work of the IST iTrust working group=20
( > ) and the success
of the three previous
iTrust International conferences, the aims of iTrust'2006 are to attract

a critical mass of experts from industry, government, and academia=20
with a keen interest in the area of trust management.

The objectives of the Conference are:

- To facilitate the cross-disciplinary investigation of fundamental=20
  issues underpinning computational trust models by bringing together
  expertise from technology oriented sciences, law, philosophy and
  social sciences.
- To facilitate the emergence of widely acceptable trust management
  processes for dynamic open systems and applications.
- To facilitate the development of new paradigms in the area of dynamic
  open systems which effectively utilise computational trust models.
- To facilitate the integration of new trust management paradigms and
  emerging architectures for Grid computing and Virtual Organisations.
- To help the incorporation of trust management elements into existing

Topics of Interest:

Full technical papers contributing to the issue of trust management=20
are solicited in relevant areas, including but not limited to:

- The legal notion of trust in computer science and engineering
- Requirements and methodologies to ensure that the user can=20
  reasonably trust the functioning of software systems
- Trust management frameworks for secure collaborations in dynamic
  Virtual Organisations
- Design of trust-based architectures and decision-making mechanisms
  for e-community and e-service interactions
- Trust specification, analysis, and reasoning
- Dynamics of trust dispositions and relations
- Realisation of prototypes of software architectures and applications
- Trust elements in contract negotiation, execution monitoring, re-
  negotiation and arbitration
- Legal contribution to trust in technological infrastructures and
  interactions: the on-line identification of subjects, the evaluation
  of their reliability, data protection, security, privacy and,
  confidentiality, commercial transactions, the resolution of disputes,
  software agents, and management of access to source code
- Trust in interaction and cooperation mediated through computer
  and network, and the balance of control and intervention
- Research in on-line trust, the trust of the consumer towards the web
  sites of distribution companies
- Analysis of the relationship between trust and such notions as
  Confidence, distrust, diffidence, expectation, risk, and reliance

Important Dates:

Submission of papers: November 18, 2005
Notification of paper acceptance: January 13, 2006
Submission of final camera ready version: February 17, 2006

Submissions must be original and must not have been submitted=20
for publication elsewhere.

Submissions should be made through the Conference Web Site.

The proceedings of the Conference is planned to be published by=20
Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (still to be=20
confirmed). =20
Submissions must be in English and authors should ensure that=20
papers are formatted according to the LNCS format (see author's=20
instructions given on the Conference Web site).
Full technical papers should not exceed 15 pages in the=20
abovementioned format.


General Chairs:
  Fabio Martinelli, IIT-CNR, Italy
  Fabio Massacci, University of Trento, Italy

Programme Co-Chairs:
  Ketil Stoelen, SINTEF & University of Oslo, Norway
  William H. Winsborough, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA