Providing Trusted Services Using Trusted Computing

Call for papers

3rd European Trusted Infrastructure Summer School (ETISS 2008)
31st August – 5th September 2008, Oxford, England.



The move towards commodity based distributed computing has been facilitated by efforts such as Grid computing and the Web Services standards.  Although services supported by powerful brands might be trusted (or create a perception of being trustworthy), those provided by less known organisations could suffer in terms of uptake.  Regardless of the provider, all services can benefit by providing tangible and standard methods of demonstrating trustworthiness.
The emergence of Trusted Computing is a promising direction that service developers could take to establish secure operating environment on commodity platforms.  The ability to infer platform behaviour from platform state is widely cited as an advantage of using Trusted Computing.  The aim of this workshop is to investigate how Trusted Computing can be used to infer service behaviour, and the supporting architecture that would be required.



Papers submitted to this workshop should identify and discuss some of the key challenges to the adoption of Trusted Computing to enhance service provision.
Suggested submission topics include, but are not limited to:



  • Paper Submission:  
27 July 2008
  • Author Notification:
5 August 2008
  • Revised version:
21 August 2008
  • Workshop:
31 August – 5 September 2008





Authors are hereby invited to submit original papers in pdf (preferably prepared using LaTeX using a single column layout in an 11 pt font) - documents submitted in other formats may not be considered. All papers must be in English, and the length should not exceed 12 pages. Shorter extended abstracts of ongoing research are welcome, since the main goal of the workshop is to discuss ongoing and possible future research, rather than be a venue at which completed research is presented. All paper submissions should be sent as email attachments to

There will be no proceedings, and accepted papers will be free to be published elsewhere after the workshop. Indeed, 'double' submissions are welcome.

Papers will be evaluated based on their quality and relevance. Each paper will be reviewed by the workshop organisers, whose reviews will be relayed to the corresponding author.

Accepted papers will be presented by their authors at ETISS 2008.