RTG Privacy and Trust for Mobile Users
The Doctoral College “Privacy and Trust for Mobile Users” is a highly interdisciplinary collaboration between Computer Science and the fields of Law, Sociology, Information Systems (in Economics), and Usability (in Psychology) funded as Research Training Group by the German National Science Foundation (DFG). We aim at improving the position of mobile users—think of Smartphone users—vis-a-vis Internet-based services, social networks, and sensor-augmented environments (summarized as 'networks').
In the mobile users' experience, these networks and the players therein are becoming increasingly opaque while the users themselves are becoming increasingly transparent. In a multi-disciplinary effort, our Doctoral College counters these “paired trends”—transparent users and opaque networks—with the “paired goals” privacy & trust: privacy is considered as the main instrument for limiting user transparency, while assessing the expected trustworthiness of players in the network is considered as the main instrument for countering the opaqueness of the network players.
The research activities of our RTG are briefly described in our recent flyer:
Get to know the members of our Research Training Group and their areas of expertise.
The RTG Privacy and Trust for Mobile Users maintains mutually beneficial relationships with several corporate partners.
News and Activities
The researchers of RTG2050 have successfully organized the third edition of the Interdisciplinary Workshop on Privacy and Trust (iPAT) held in conjunction with the 15th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2020)
In this year’s workshop, we were happy to accept two interesting papers: go
RTG PhD student Hendrik Jöntgen from the Goethe University Frankfurt won the Best Research Paper Award of the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) with his paper titled “Fueling the Firestorm: Effects of Social Capital on Users’ Persuasiveness During Online Firestorms” go
After a very successful evaluation by the German national science organization DFG, funding was granted for the second phase of the Doctoral School (in DFG terms: Research Training Group RTG) #2050 entitled “Privacy and Trust for Mobile Users”. go