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Fwd: W3C Workshop: Web Cryptography Next Steps

From: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2014 14:41:54 +0200
Message-ID: <537B4D92.8000503@w3.org>
To: "public-webcrypto@w3.org" <public-webcrypto@w3.org>
The workshop we discussed earlier have been announced!


Although there's a lot of bugs to go through for now! Nonetheless, no
reason not to start thinking over future scope for this WG and other new
or existing WGs, as standards are so fast-moving :)


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: W3C Workshop: Web Cryptography Next Steps
Resent-Date: Tue, 20 May 2014 08:25:45 +0000
Resent-From: chairs@w3.org
Date: Tue, 20 May 2014 10:25:33 +0200
From: Coralie Mercier <coralie@w3.org>
Organization: W3C
To: w3c-ac-forum@w3.org
CC: chairs@w3.org

Dear Advisory Committee Representative,

W3C is pleased to announce:

  W3C Workshop on Web Cryptography Next Steps
  10-11 September 2014
  Mountain View, California

Today the W3C announces a new workshop focused on authentication, hardware
tokens, and next steps for cryptography on the Web.

Many projects and companies are now requiring high security Web
applications with improved authentication, and the W3C is positioned to
enable technologies ranging from multi-factor authentication to
smartcard-based authentication available to Web Applications. For an
example of new relevant work, the Web Cryptography API will soon expose
standardized cryptographic functionality to Web Applications across all
major browsers. Possible topics include, but are not limited to the

    * Multi-factor authentication and Web Applications
    * The use of smartcards and other hardware tokens (dongles,
      SIM cards) with the Web Cryptography API
    * Interactions of various identity systems with the
      Web Cryptography API and other APIs
    * National eID schemes and Web applications
    * Use-cases in high-value environments such as the financial
      industry and government
    * Improving authentication using the Web Cryptography API
    * Security analysis of APIs, including but not limited to the
      Web Cryptography API
    * Issues around safe and secure private key storage
    * Making APIs in this area developer-friendly

W3C membership is not required to participate. The event is open to all,
but all participants are required to submit a position paper or statement
of interest by 18 July 2014.

See additional Workshop details and submission instructions:

The workshop will be hosted by Microsoft [1], and sponsored by Google and

If you have any questions, please contact Harry Halpin <hhalpin@w3.org>
and Virginie Galindo <Virginie.GALINDO@gemalto.com>.

This announcement follows section 9 of the Process Document:

Coralie Mercier, W3C Communications

[1] http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/labs/siliconvalley/

 Coralie Mercier  -  W3C Communications Team  -  http://www.w3.org
mailto:coralie@w3.org +336 4322 0001 http://www.w3.org/People/CMercier/
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