Thesis Titles

Apparently the title of my thesis has to be fixed in advance of my submitting the dissertation itself. Unfortunately choosing exactly the right title is proving harder than writing the thing!

Possibilities are:

  • Trust and Risk in Access Control for Global Computing
  • Trust and Risk in Access Control for a Global Computing Infrastructure
  • Using Trust and Risk for Access Control in Global Computing
  • Trust- and Risk-Based Access Control: Access Control for the Global Computing Infrastructure
  • Trust/Risk-Based Access Control: Access Control for Global Computing

I doubt this will make much sense to anyone reading this but comments always welcome. 🙂

2 thoughts on “Thesis Titles”

  1. Of your five choices, I’d go with the more active “Using Trust and Risk for Access Control for Global Computing.”
    Or…
    “Using Trust and Risk to Control Access in Global Computing Infrastructures.”
    I’d steer clear of slashes and colons, lest someone transforms your title into…
    “Trust-Risk-Based Access Control: Access Control for Global Computing”
    or truncates it to “Trust- and Risk-Based Access Control,” as folks often see stuff that follows colons as optional.
    And “Trust- and Risk-Based Access Control: Access Control for the Global Computing Infrastructure” seems a little redundant.
    Of course, all of this is in my ever-so-humble opinion 🙂
    Your friendly editor across the Atlantic,
    Rita 🙂

  2. Of your five choices, I’d go with the more active “Using Trust and Risk for Access Control for Global Computing.”

    Hey Rita! Thanks for the advice! You’ll be pleased to hear the final choice was very close to your recommendation — “Using Trust and Risk for Access Control in Global Computing”. Submission date is 25th April… fingers crossed!
    — Nathan

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