|In Bio We Trust 2010, International Workshop on Bio-inspired Trust Management for Information System|
Traditional security mechanisms fall short of what new information systems need. To fix this problem, two research communities have recently proposed new security mechanisms. One of those communities works on "bio-inspired systems" and is increasingly borrowing ideas from nature to make information systems more effective and robust. The other works on "trust management systems" and has been proposing and scrutinizing algorithms for information systems that mimic how people manage trust in society. Increasingly the two communities are working on similar research problems but, alas, they are doing so separately.
Although there is an enormous number of potentially useful bio-inspired mechanisms that can be exploited in trust management, it comes as a surprise that bio-inspired trust management has not received any attention at all. Clearly, the dialog between researchers in bio-inspired systems and in trust management should widen. As a main contribution of this workshop, we expect to bring together the world’s experts in both communities, and to stimulate and disseminate interesting research ideas and results.