another word for: i’ll put a killswitch on your gadgets: can i entrust you remotely?


Call for contributions



First International Workshop on Remote Entrusting

October 15 – 16, 2008  – Trento, Italy


 Important dates


• Submission date: September 5, 2008

• Notification date: September 17, 2008

• Workshop: October 15 – 16, 2008

• Keynote presentation: Prof. Mikhail Atallah – Purdue University, USA


 Aim and Scope


“Remote Entrusting” is a novel paradigm with the specific objective of ensuring that code running on an untrusted machine, is being executed in a trustworthy manner. In other words, the original code functionality (as originally specified and implemented) has not been modified prior to or during run-time. The assumption is the availability of a connection to trusted entities.


The workshop is organized by the RE-TRUST project (Remote EnTrusting by RUn-time Software au-Thentication), funded by the European Commission, under the Future Emerging Technology (FET) program. See for more details on previous workshops.  We intend to bring researchers together that are interested in the various topics that are related to the remote entrusting paradigm, for open discussions.


 Call for Contributions


RE-TRUST 2008 invites abstract submissions on theory and techniques that are related to “Remote Entrusting”. We are seeking contributions that will stimulate the discussion in several different areas.

Topics include, but are not limited to:


• Computing with encrypted functions and data

• Dynamic software updating

• Hardware assisted software obfuscation

• Obfuscation metrics

• Remote software attestation

• Remote entrusting

• Self modifying code

• Software obfuscation techniques

• Software reverse engineering (and complexity)

• Tamper resistant software

• Trust mitigation

• Trusted Computing

• White-box cryptography

• Use of Smart Cards and TPMs for remote entrusting


The results themselves may or may not be recent, however we encourage the speakers to position the work in the context of “Remote Entrusting”. More information and submission:


 Workshop Scientific Committee


General Chair:

• Yoram Ofek – University di Trento, Italy –


Program Chairs:

• Mariano Ceccato – FBK – Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy –

• Stefano Di Carlo – Politechnico di Tornino, Italy –

• Brecht Wyseur – Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium –


Steering Committee:

• Olivier Billet – Orange Labs, France

• Christian Collberg – University of Arizona, USA

• Amir Herzberg – Bar-Ilan University, Israel

• Willem Jonker – Philips Research, The Netherlands

• Marc Joye – Thomson R&D, France

• David Naccache – University Paris II, France

• Bart Preneel – Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

• Paolo Prinetto – Politechnico di Torino, Italy

• Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi – Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

• Paolo Tonella – FBK – Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy

• Paul Van Oorschot – Carleton University, Canada

• Moti Yung – Google & Columbia University, USA




The workshop takes place at the heart of the most beautiful Alpi Dolomiti (, in Villa Madruzzo, over-looking Trento (


The workshop is open and registration should be completed on-line.