Network of Excellence in Internet Science

Workshop on Internet Trust, Reputation, Identity and Privacy

Call for contributions
Workshop on Internet Trust, Reputation, Identity and Privacy
09.30-16.30, 4 December, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Issues of individual trust in the use of personal data, the reputation of online services and users, and identity management tools are never far from the headlines. From the EU's revision of its data protection framework to the US National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, businesses and policymakers as well as academic researchers now have a firm interest in better understanding the underlying technical and social factors that underpin individual and organisational behaviour in this field.

EINS is therefore organising a one-day workshop to bring together university and industry researchers working on these topics. Co-located with Social Informatics 2012 in Lausanne (, it will have a particular focus on multidisciplinary perspectives that bring together researchers in the humanities and social sciences with mathematicians, engineering and physical scientists. Social Informatics has three top keynote speakers (Bernardo Huberman, Dirk Helbing and Andreas Ernst: and a highly relevant programme (

Network members will participate in workshop panels describing their projects in this area, with two additional distinguished keynote speakers:

Dr Bernie Hogan, Oxford Internet Institute ( - Exhibiting identity online
Dr Hamed Haddadi, Queen Mary University of London ( - The value of privacy and monetization of information

We are now calling for further scientific contributions to the workshop, addressing Internet trust, reputation, identity and privacy, particularly those that address the following issues:

* User privacy and disclosure behaviours online and offline
* Social norms and the dynamic nature of online trust
* Trade-offs between privacy and trust
* Compliance of emerging environmental sensing, social networking, mobile, search and cloud technologies with privacy laws
* The impact of data protection regulation on Internet innovation, technology and online behaviour
* The impact of government identity management policies
* Privacy-enabling mechanisms for the Internet of Things, clouds, location-based services and sensor networks

Proposals should be submitted by e-mail to by 1700 GMT on 26 October. They should include a short biography of the authors including their disciplinary background, and a one-page extended abstract (PDF or plain text) that explains the contribution and evidence of the research, and the discipline(s) and methodologies involved.

We are also calling for proposals for posters and demonstrations during the event. Again, please send short proposals by e-mail to by 1700 GMT on 26 October, with details of the project or research to be presented.

Travel bursaries of up to 750 euros will be available to PhD students and early career researchers invited to present their research at the workshop. Successful abstracts will be published on the EINS website and the authors invited to participate in further activities of the Network.

Successful submissions will be notified by 4 November 2012. Further information is available from the workshop coordinator, Dr Anne-Marie Oostveen [anne-marie.oostveen /at/]