Building International Cooperation for Trustworthy ICT

Future Internet Assembly (FIA) Dublin, 8-10th May, 2013

The next Future Internet Assembly (FIA) Conference will be held in Dublin, Ireland on  8-10th May, 2013.

Background to FIA

The Future Internet Assembly (FIA) is a research community driven initiative supported by more than 150 research projects that have recognised the need to strengthen European activities on the Future Internet to maintain European competitiveness in the global marketplace.

The community has established a successful and unique conference that brings together experts from several distinct, but interrelated areas in the EU Framework Programme 7. Importantly, the participants share scientific and technical results and discuss cross-domain research topics around the notion of creating new Future Internet technologies, applications, and services with a global perspective.

Who should attend FIA Dublin 2013?

The 10th Future Internet Assembly provides a unique insight into the technology areas that will be prioritised in the Horizon 2020 IST (Information Society Technologies) project.

The FIA Conference programme showcases the state of the art of European research in areas such as Internet of Things, Green ICT, Mobile games in the cloud, Next Generation Networks, Internet Security including insights in to the scientific and technological challenges, which need to be addressed in the Horizon 2020 programme; providing an invaluable insight for anyone considering participating in that programme.

In particular, FIA 2013 is an ideal opportunity to engage with potential project partners. With this in mind, we have structured the conference to optimise opportunities for engagement and dialogue among participants. Attendees will also have the opportunity to interact with the commission framework staff and leading industry and academic players in the European Framework Programme throughout the formal workshops or during the social events and coffee breaks.

A further highlight of FIA Dublin 2013 proceedings will see the hosting of a Future Internet Public Private Partnership information day, on May 10th to launch the next phase of the research programme.


Further information:

Further information on the conference programme and registration can be found at

Please Note: The FIA Dublin 2013 programme offers special rates for students.

If you have any queries, please contact:

Sinead Quealy, Project Manager, Telecommunications Software & Systems Group, ArcLabs Research & Innovation Centre, Waterford Institute of Technology, Carriganore, Co Waterford. Email:; Tel:    +353 51 845697

REMINDER: CfP for Second International Workshop on Privacy and Security in Online Social Media (PSOSM)

The deadline for CfP for this workshop is on 22nd February. The full CfP can be found here.

EU Cybersecurity Strategy published on 7th February, 2013

Brussels, 7.2.2013: Final Publication of the JOINT COMMUNICATION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Cybersecurity Strategy of the European Union: An Open, Safe and Secure Cyberspace

The full publication can be found on the European Commission web site here.

CSP EU FORUM 2013 being held 17-18th April 2013 in Brussels

The next Cyber Security & Privacy EU Forum (CSP EU Forum) will take place in the Charlemagne building, Rue de la Loi 170, B-1040 Brussels, BELGIUM, on the 17th and 18th April 2013.

The CSP EU Forum is an annual European conference on Cyber Security and Privacy organized by SECCORD, in coordination with Unit H4 of DG Connect. This year, Cyber Security & Privacy (CSP), in collaboration with the European Association for e-Identity and Security (EEMA) and Trust in Digital Life (TDL) will jointly host the conference to provide a synergistic forum with interwoven strands from Industry, Government and Academic research for the benefit of attendees.

There is an OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS with a DEADLINE 13th Feb. 2013. More details can be accessed at

The conference website is

CfP for 12th International Information Security for South Africa Conference, 14-16th August, 2013

A CALL FOR PAPERS has been issued for ISSA 2013 (12th International Information Security for South Africa Conference – being held 14th  to 16th August, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

ISSA 2013 is co-sponsored by the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society (SMCS) Chapter, a chapter of the IEEE South Africa Section.
All accepted papers will be published in IEEE Xplore.

The objectives of the 12th ISSA 2013 conference is to bring together national and international researchers and practitioners in Information Security to provide a platform to present latest developments. We solicit previously unpublished papers offering novel research contributions in all aspects of information security. The conference will also include invited presentations by experts from academia and industry, a tutorial session, workshops and special sessions.

Topics include, but are not limited to:
Access Control, Architectures and infrastructures, Audit, Authentication, Anti-Virus, Awareness and training in Security, Backup, Storage, Recovery, Biometrics, Business Continuity Planning and Management, Challenges and solutions of managing security, Communications / network security, Content Security, Corporate governance / Enterprise security, Digital forensics, Digital Identification and Authentication, Economy and philosophy of information security, Evaluation of Information Security in companies and information security surveys, Future visions for Information Security Management, Hacking / cracking, Information right management, Information security project management, Legal, ethical and social issues related to Information Security, Managing Information Security, Mobile Computing Security, Mobile phone security, Phishing, Practical industry presentations on managing information security, Privacy, Information Security Risk Analysis, Security Policy and Procedures, Sma!
ll distribution applications, Smart Cards, Standards – Local & International, Strategic Information Security, Trust, Usability issues in information security, Vulnerability Assessments

Abstracts: 7 April 2013 (1 page)
Full papers: 21 April 2013
Conference: 14-16 August 2013
Authors are invited to submit original papers not previously published nor submitted in parallel for publication to any other conference, workshop or journal.

Please visit for more details on the topics, guidelines and other information.

Hein Venter ( Department of Computer Science, University of Pretoria
Marijke Coetzee ( Academy of Computer Science and Software Engineering, University of Johannesburg
Marianne Loock ( School of Computing, University of South Africa

Effectsplus Open Communications Event being held on 7th Feb., 2013 in Brussels

The Effectsplus Open Communications Event is being held on 7th Feb., 2013 at the Thon hotel (EU quarter) in Brussels.

The main aim of the Effectsplus Trust and Security Clustering Open communications day will be:

  • To provide information on the trust and security project clustering activities upcoming in 2013. Allowing projects to plan ahead for their participation.
  • It will be an opportunity to link with newly funded trust and security research projects active under Unit H4 and hear about their research activities and identify potential opportunities for new collaborations.
  • It will provide active projects with a valuable opportunity to provide feedback on previous clustering activities and voice their opinion on future potential topical workshops of interest they would deem useful for the trust and security clustering community.
  • All active and newly commencing research projects with a Trust and Security focus are invited to attend and contribute.

European Commission representative, Florent Frederix,  from Unit H4 will open the event with his keynote speech  “Clustering ICT Security Research in Europe”.

Information on registering for the event can be found at


CfP for NESSoS event has been extended to 8th February 2013.

The deadline for contributions to the following NESSoS event has been extended.

IFIPTM 2013 Call for Papers, Workshops and Tutorials — PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED!

The 7th IFIP International Conference on Trust Management
Málaga, Spain
3-7 June 2013

Call for papers

IFIPTM 2013 invites submissions presenting novel and original research on all topics related to Trust, Security and Privacy, including but not limited to:

Trust in Information Technology

- formal aspects (specification, reasoning, and analysis)
- trust-based and trust-aware IT policy management
- trust social networks and emerging contexts
- trust in collaborative applications, crowd-sourcing and wiki systems
- trust in human-computer interaction and usable systems
- case studies and applications

Socio-Technical, economic and sociological Trust

- economic modeling of trust, risk and control; economics of trusted data quality
- trust, control and reputation effects in social networking, e- and m-commerce
- trust and socio materiality; socio-technical action network structures; biological trust
- ethical, sociological, psychological, legal aspects

Trust and reputation management systems

- architectures and models
- metrics and computation
- applications

Identity management and trust

- anonymity, privacy and accountability
- identity and personal information brokering
- legal aspects

Secure, trustworthy and privacy-aware systems

- platforms and standards
- software and services
- applications

Trust building in Large scale systems

- trust in Cloud environments
- large Identity Management Systems like UID/SSN, Banks, Mobile user groups
- trust management for large user groups including machine and human participation

Paper Submission

IFIPTM 2013 welcomes submissions of full, short and position papers on any topic related to the IFIPTM themes of trust, security and privacy and the topics mentioned above. Submitted full papers must not exceed 16 pages in length, including bibliography and well-marked appendices; short papers must not exceed 8 pages in length. Submission will be through the EasyChair conference management system. Papers must be submitted as a single PDF file, formatted using the LNCS format. As previous editions, papers will be published by Springer under AICT series.

Important Dates

- Paper Submission: February 8, 2013 (extended)
- Author notification: March 8, 2013
- Camera ready versions: March 22, 2013
- Demonstrations/posters: February 15, 2013

Organization Committee

Conference Chairman
Javier Lopez, University of Malaga, Spain

General co-chairs
Isaac Agudo, University of Malaga, Spain
Siani Pearson, HP Labs, UK

Program Co-Chairs
Carmen Fernandez-Gago, University of Malaga, Spain
Fabio Martinelli, CNR, Italy

Workshops and Tutorials Chair
Theo Dimitrakos, BT, UK

Panels/Special Sessions Chairs
Steven Marsh, University of Ontario, Canada

Web Co-Chairs
Anirban Basu, Tokai University, Japan
Francisco Moyano, University of Malaga, Spain

Program Committee available at

Call for Workshops

Workshops should stimulate and facilitate an atmosphere of active and constructive exchange on current issues of interest. They should allow members of the community to compare and discuss approaches, methods, and concepts about specific topics addressed by the conference. Workshops may address new emerging areas of interest for Trust Management that in the future may become core, focus on industrial experience with methods and technologies related to Trust Management or address peripheral issues of interest to the Trust Management research community.

Important dates

- Submission deadline: January 18, 2013 (extended)
- Notification of acceptance: February 19, 2013
- Camera-ready workshop papers due: May 10, 2013
- Workshops: June 6-7 2013

Submission of workshop proposals should be made by sending an email to

Call for Tutorials

Tutorials should survey, explain and discuss research works and projects, industrial products and markets, or governmental frameworks and policies. They should allow members of the community to interactively gain specialist knowledge or skills, discover new paradigms, solutions or research investigations through motivating examples, compare existing approaches and concepts, and possibly explain how these can be put into current of future practice.
Tutorials should cover a varied range of issues and not be used to promote a single research approach or a product.
Tutorial descriptions should consist of the title, abstract, contents, target audience, and tutor bio.

Important dates

- Submission deadline: February 8, 2013
- Notification of acceptance: February 25, 2013
- Tutorial notes due: May 31, 2013
- Tutorials: June 6-7 2013

Submission of tutorials proposals should be made by sending an email to

Future Internet Assembly 2013 (Dublin, Ireland) sessions voting.

Future Internet Assembly 2013 will be held in Dublin, Ireland from 8-10th May 2013. A voting process is being held at the following link for twelve working sessions.

Please take a moment to vote for the trust and security related sessions at

New discussion papers added to the Project Impact section

New discussion papers have been added to the Project Impact section of the BIC web site. Please visit to read these papers. If you are interested in submitting a discussion paper on any topic in relation to the BIC Working groups, please make contact with Jim Clarke <jclarke (at) tssg {dot} org>

The BIC working groups coverage areas are:

WG1. Human oriented /citizen trust, privacy and security, which focuses on the move from the traditional technology-only oriented design of solutions towards user-centric trust and security management;
WG2. Network Information security / Cyber security, which is concerning network security, in general: security of infrastructures, systems, services, components, devices;
WG3. Programme /funding focus/ identify community, with a focus on a multi-disciplinary approach towards establishing international cooperation (INCO) between all stakeholders.

BIC IAG Annual Forum 2012 report now available

The final report of the BIC IAG Annual Forum 2012 held on 27th November 2012 is now available at the event web site here. The BIC IAG Annual Forum was comprised of two elements: an International Advisory Group (IAG) workshop discussing a longer term strategy for programme management mechanisms for International Cooperation (INCO) towards Horizon 2020 and the identification of interesting RTD topics for Trustworthy ICT and INCO. The second part was a workshop on international cooperation covering trust management for mobile services in different cultural settings.  Additional discussion papers from the BIC annual forums can also be found at the Project impact section of the BIC site.

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