FOKUS researcher receives Best Paper Award at PST 2012

News from Aug. 06, 2012

Johannes Viehmann, researcher at the competence center MOTION, receives the Best Paper Award of the 10th International Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust (PST), held from July 16 to 18 in Paris, France. The awarded paper with the title "The Theory of Creating Trust with a Set of Mistrust-Parties and its Exemplary Application for the S-Network” presents the idea for achieving trustworthiness by splitting responsibilities between different parties mutually mistrusting one another.

This concept to create trust is going to be applied for the S-Network, a repository for long term data preservation developed by Viehmann. The S-Network enables users to make and access reliable publications or secure deposits and it guarantees non-repudiation and legal validity for its content. The S-Network is intended to become a platform for applications that have most stringent requirements, e.g. fair contract signing, which are required in varying market sectors, including eCommerce, eGovernment, and eHealth.