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TSSG Win at ISCC 2012

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26th September 2012

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The Telecommunication Software and Systems Group (TSSG) were awarded best paper at the Seventeenth IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC) which took place July 1 – 4, 2012 in Cappadocia, Turkey.

The paper which was entitled ‘Trustworthiness Monitoring and Prediction of Composite Services’ was written by Hisain Elshaafi, Jimmy McGibney and Dmitri Botvich all of whom work in the area of Security at TSSG and are currently working on the Aniketos project.

The paper presented an approach to monitoring and predicting the trustworthiness of services that are assembled from component services. In service compositions the number of component services that need to be aggregated may be large and dynamically changing. Additionally, the component services may vary in their importance to the value of the composite service and in their trustworthiness and resource capacity. Service compositions require the capability to dynamically adapt to changes that may occur at runtime. Those changes can occur in supply and demand, in the environment or in the component services’ properties and behaviour. Service composers need to be able to respond swiftly to changed trustworthiness requirements and capabilities of service compositions, where those changes may not be easily predictable. With the availability of alternatives providing the same functionality as those already integrated in a composition, service composers can take advantage of this by replacing degrading or unsatisfactory components.

The work in the paper is part of TSSG’s contributions to the EU Aniketos project that aims to ensure trustworthy and secure composite services in the computer services environments.  The research of the TSSG security group has been investigating the area of trust and reputation management with applications in a number of areas such as email systems, critical financial infrastructure and service-oriented computing, with the aim to finding industrial market opportunities.

The paper can be viewed in full here

Please see below for additional information:

To learn more about Aniketos, click here

To learn more about the ISCC, click here

To learn more about security at TSSG, click here

To learn more about Jimmy McGibney, click here

To learn more about Hisain Elshaafi, click here

To learn more about Dmitri Botvich, click here