Security and Trust Management (STM) is a working group of the European Research Consortium in Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM). This research group follows the long tradition of organizing the STM workshop which is usually co-located with the ESORICS conference, the european flagship conference in the field of security research, in 2017 for the 13th time. This year it was held from 11.09.2017 to 15.09.2017 in Oslo, Norway. Thus, the workshop is well established and invites high quality papers and work in progress papers. The workshop focusses on security, privacy, and trust.
Tim Grube submitted one of his contributions in the field of anonymous communication “Cover Traffic: A Trade of Anonymity and Efficiency” to this workshop. This work acts as a motivational paper to foster research in the direction of cover traffic that is realizable and can be used to protect users in connected environments, even though there are devices around that are restricted in terms of communication overhead. Within his own research project, this paper is used to motivate his contributions in the direction of asymmetric dining cryptographer networks for source protection. As such, this workshop was a logical decision, as it attracts not only researchers from this field but also other security researchers attending the ESORICS main event.
As typical for scientific workshops, the talk was a starting point for intensive and in-depth discussions which seemed useful as he was able to collect additional ideas for later research within his research project.