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Re: Welcome to the XML Security WG

From: Karel Wouters <karel.wouters@esat.kuleuven.be>
Date: Tue, 02 Mar 2010 15:18:28 +0100
Message-ID: <4B8D1E34.5050009@esat.kuleuven.be>
To: Frederick Hirsch <frederick.hirsch@nokia.com>
CC: Dieter M Sommer <DSO@zurich.ibm.com>, XMLSec WG Public List <public-xmlsec@w3.org>
Hi all,

My main interest wrt the group is in signatures and time-stamping; and I
have been active in this in the period 2002-2006. At the moment, I'm
writing up my PhD, and I'm including large parts of my XML-related
activities, catching up with the latest developments in XaDES, XML DSig,
C14N, etc.

Furthermore, I'm involved in the EU FP7 PrimeLife project, a successor
to the EU FP6 PRIME project, in which we have been
looking at how new signature schemes could be fitted into XML DSig.
There's an intention from the project partners to offer/present some of
that work to the XML Security group.

To summarize: my reasons for joining are personal interest (Phd) and an
opportunity serve as a proxy for the PrimeLife project.

>From my point of view, my contribution to the group can consist of:
- Timestamping expertise
- PRIME/PrimeLife result dissemination to the group (without pushing
  anything, though)
- Taking my part of the work in the group (reviewing, looking up
  things, etc)

Specific part of the charter in which I'm interested: XML signature 2.0

I'm not into programming, so you will not see any code coming from my
side. I have been involved in the Apache XML security project (java
part) in the very beginning of it, but that was limited to writing
documentation and looking for a bug here and there, testing the code.

I do realise that the group is supposed to end in Q2 of this year, but I
guess there will be a follow-up, and I think it's better for me to get
up & running already. Funding for travel (F2F meetings) and spending
part of my time in this group is not a problem, at least for the rest of
this year.

Feedback welcome,

best regards,

Karel Wouters.

On 2/03/2010 0:32, Frederick Hirsch wrote:
> Meiko, Karel
> Welcome to the XML Security Working Group!
> If you have not already done so, please review the group charter [1],
> the public working group page [2], and the administrative page [3].
> The administrative page has the schedule of upcoming meetings, as well
> as information on how to dial into the teleconferences and use IRC, a
> means to share information and take minutes during a call. You can
> find the minutes of past meetings on the approved minutes page [4] and
> links to and status of publications on the publications page [5].
> Our publications are divided into three groups:  1.1 specifications,
> including XML Signature 1.1, XML Encryption 1.1 and related
> specifications; 2.0 specifications including Canonical XML 2.0 and XML
> Signature 2.0; and other work such as Best Practices for XML Signature.
> XML Signature 1.1 and XML Signature Properties have recently entered
> Last Call, and we expect to bring XML Encryption 1.1 and Generic
> Hybrid Ciphers to Last Call by next month. Thus it is important that
> if you have any review comments on XML Encryption 1.1 you share them
> soon.  We have explanation documents outlining the changes in 1.1 from
> the previous 1.0 version linked from the documents and the
> publications page.
> Canonical XML 2.0 and XML Signature 2.0 include more significant
> changes to improve performance, reduce the attack surface,  enable
> streaming and to ease usability and adoption. Pratik recently sent a
> message outlining the changes in Canonical XML 2.0 [6].
> We have two mailing lists, the public mailing list ( public-xmlsec@w3.org
>  ) and a members-only list ( member-xmlsec@w3.org ) for
> administrative, logistics and W3C member confidential messages. All
> technical discussion should occur on the  public list, as noted in the
> charter.
> Please introduce yourself on this mailing list, indicating who you
> are, why you are interested in participating in the XML Security  WG,
> which parts of the charter are of  particular interest, your
> expectations, and where you might be able to contribute. If you are
> working on implementations or related  standards that would be useful
> information, as well as your interest and ability to participate in
> interop.
> Our calls are on Tuesdays, thus our next call is tomorrow, 2 March,
> 10-12 ET (agenda [7]) . We will not be having a call on the 16 or 23
> March.
> Thank you, and welcome to the working group.
> regards, Frederick
> Frederick Hirsch, Nokia
> Chair XML Security WG
> [1] <http://www.w3.org/2008/02/xmlsec-charter.html>
> [2] <http://www.w3.org/2008/xmlsec/>
> [3] <http://www.w3.org/2008/xmlsec/Group/Overview.html> (W3C members
> only)
> [4] <http://www.w3.org/2008/xmlsec/minutes.html>
> [5] <http://www.w3.org/2008/xmlsec/wiki/PublicationStatus>
> [6] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xmlsec/2010Feb/0048.html
> [7] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xmlsec/2010Mar/0012.html
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