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Call for Papers
February 12, 2016 to February 17, 2016
Arizona, United States
Subject Fields: 
Social Sciences




The 5th WIT-EC workshop will be held together with the

Thirtieth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-16),

February 12-17, 2016, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.


Trust and incentive have bidirectional relationships. As trustworthiness measures are used as part of incentive mechanisms to promote honesty in electronic communities, incentive mechanisms motivate participants to contribute their truthful opinions that are useful for trust modeling.

Hence, trust and reputation systems should not only provide a means to detect and prevent malicious activities but also design a mechanism to discourage dishonesty attitudes amongst participants.


The evidential success of combining these two concepts inspires and encourages researchers in the trust community to enhance the efficacy and performance of trust modeling approaches by adopting various incentive mechanisms.


The main objective of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners of both fields, to foster an exchange of information and ideas, and to facilitate a discussion of current and emerging topics relevant to building effective trust, reputation and incentive mechanisms for electronic communities.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Social, cognitive trust, reputation

- Computational trust, reputation

- Incentive Mechanisms

- Cross-cultural approaches

- Components and dimensions of sociotechnical trust

- Game theoretic approaches to trust and reputation

- Game theory and trusting behaviours

- Risk management and trust-based decision making

- Trust management dynamics

- Trust, regret, and forgiveness

- Economic drivers for trustworthy systems

- Trust and economic models

- Trust metrics assessment and threat analysis

- Context-aware trust assessments

- Trust-aware recommender systems

- Evolution of trust

- Trust-based incentive mechanisms

- Robustness of trust and reputation systems

- Trust metrics assessment and threat analysis

- Robustness of incentive mechanisms

- Deception and fraud, and its detection and prevention

- Attacks on, and defences for, trust, reputation and incentive mechanisms

- Testbeds and framework of trust

- User interfaces to incentive mechanisms

- Real-world applications for virtual communities (e.g. e-commerce, social  network, e-health, e-learning, blog, online tutoring systems)



Previous Workshops:

For the first two series (2012 and 2013) of the WIT-EC workshops, we had a special issue of the Computational Intelligence journal on "Incentives and Trust in E-Commerce.”  Starting from 2014, our workshop has a continuing series of special issues at the Journal of Trust Management. The best 4-5 papers in each year will be recommended to be extended and included in that year's special issue.



Workshop Co-Chairs:

Jie Zhang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Zeinab Noorian, University of Ryerson, Canada


Stephen Marsh, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada



Advisory Committee:

Robin Cohen, University of Waterloo, Canada

Sandip Sen, University of Tulsa, USA

Yuko Murayama, Iwate Prefectural University, Japan

Karl Aberer, EPFL, Switzerland

Rino Falcone, ISTC-CNR, Italy

Christian Jensen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark


Program Committee (Tentative):

Suzanne Barber, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Babak Esfandiari, Carleton University, Canada

Nir Oren, University of Aberdeen, UK

Kate Larson, University of Watelroo, Canada

Masakatsu Nishigaki, Shizuoka University, Japan

Sviatoslav Braynov, University of Illiois at Springfield, USA

Yan Wang, Macquarie University, Australia

Audun Josang, University of Oslo, Norway

Neil Yorke-Smith, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Yue Xu, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Quanyan Zhu, New York University, USA

Tim Muller, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Timothy Norman, University of Aberdeen, UK

Mark Dibben, University of Tasmania, Australia

Yuqing Tang, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Chung-Wei Hang, North Carolina State University, USA

Julita Vassileva, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Thomas Tran, University of Ottawa, Canada

Murat Sensoy, Ozyegin University, Turkey

Carol Fung, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA


Workshop Publicity:

Yuan Liu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Contact Info:

Important Dates (hard deadlines):


Paper Submission Deadline : October 23, 2015

Notification of Acceptance: November 23, 2015

Camera-ready Paper: December 7, 2015

Workshop Date: February 12-13, 2016


Submission and Proceedings:

Papers must be formatted according to the AAAI 2016 style guide. We solicit short and long papers as well as research demos. Long papers (6 pages) present original research work; short papers (4 pages) report on work in progress or describe demo systems. All the selected papers will be published in an AAAI technical report volume.


Submissions will be reviewed for relevance, originality, significance, validity and clarity. All articles selected for publication will be reviewed by at least two reviewers with expertise in the area.


As previous years, we plan to invite the best papers for a special issue for the Journal of Trust Management.