Novay did a study for SURFnet on innovations in service provider authenticity and behaviour. This study was done by my colleague Martijn Oostdijk and myself, in collaboration with Roland van Rijswijk-Deij from SURFnet (and Radboud University). We basically explored what innovations there are to better assess trustworthiness of service providers. This can be trust in the server authenticity (is the service provider who he appears to be?) and the behaviour (will the service provider behave as expected?). Trustworthiness of users was out of scope for this study. The goal of the study was to assess the feasibility of deploying these innovative trust mechanisms and their potential impact for SURFnet and its community. We followed a wisdom-of-the-crowd like approach, involving experts from SURFnet, Novay and SIDN in determining what mechanisms are most relevant and most promising.
From 2004 till 2009 my biggest project was the Freeband AWARENESS project, a collaborative research project in which we worked on context-aware middleware for mobile applications, focusing on mobile health applications. In 2008 a journalist interviewed me for an article on telemedicine, to appear in a Microsoft internal magazine. I never got to read this article myself, but earlier this month, and two years after the interview …., it also appeared on a Dutch online magazine. For those interested, and able to read Dutch: Telemedicine: the 24-uurs virtuele thuisdokter.