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PKI Call for Papers

From: Stephen Farrell <stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie>
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 16:16:32 +0100
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CALL FOR PAPERS:   ** Papers and Proposals Due: October 14, 2005 **
                (see below for additional information)

5th Annual PKI R&D Workshop: Making PKI Easy to Use
April 4-6, 2006
NIST -- Gaithersburg, MD

Website: http://middleware.internet2.edu/pki06/ 
Registration Fee: $125.00

This workshop considers the full range of public key technology used
for security decisions and supporting functionalities, including
authentication, authorization, identity (syndication, federation, and
aggregation), and trust.  This year, the workshop has a particular
interest in novel approaches to simplifying the use and management of X.509
digital certificates, both within and across enterprises.  This workshop 
has three goals:

1. Explore the current state of public key technology and
   emerging trust mechanisms in different domains including
   web services; grid technologies; encryption functionality; 
authentication systems,
   et al., in academia, government and the private sector.

2. Share & discuss lessons learned and scenarios from vendors
   and practitioners on current deployments.

3. Provide a forum for leading security researchers to explore
   the issues relevant to the PKI space in areas of security
   management, identity, trust, policy, authentication, authorization
   and encryption (e.g., supporting privacy requirements).

We solicit papers, case studies, panel proposals, and participation
from researchers, systems architects, vendor engineers, and users.
Submitted works should address one or more critical areas of inquiry.

Topics include (but are not limited to):

* Federated versus Non-Federated trust models
* Standards related to PKI and security decision systems, such as
  X.509, SPKI/SDSI, PGP, XKMS, XACML, XRML, XML signatures and SAML
* Cryptographic and alternative methods for supporting security
  decisions, including the characterization and encoding of data
* Intersection of assertion-based systems and PKI
* Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) advances that improve usability of 
PKI for users and administrators
* Privacy protection and implications
* Use of PKI in emerging technologies (i.e., sensor networks)
* Scalability of security systems
* Security of the components of PKI systems
* Security infrastructures for constrained environments
* Improved human factor designs for security-related interfaces
  including authorization and policy management, naming, use of
  multiple private keys, and selective disclosure
* New paradigms in PKI architectures
* Reports of real-world experience with the use and deployment of
  PKI, including the use of digital certificates with major 
off-the-shelf application programs,
   how best to integrate such usage into legacy systems, and future 
research directions.

Deadlines for conference paper and panel submissions are:

* Papers and Proposals: Due: October 14, 2005
* Authors Notified:             December 2, 2005
* Final Materials Due:          February 3, 2006

Submissions should be provided electronically, in PDF, for standard
US letter-size paper (8.5 x 11 inches). Paper submissions must not
exceed 15 pages (single space, two column format with 1" margins
using a 10 pt or larger font) and have no header or footer text
(e.g., no page numbers). Proposals for panels should be no longer
than five pages and include possible panelists and an indication of
which panelists have confirmed participation.

Please submit the following information to pkichairs@internet2.edu:

* Name, affiliation, email, phone, postal address for the primary
  contact author
* First name, last name, and affiliation of each co-author
* The finished paper in PDF format as an attachment

All submissions will be acknowledged.

Submissions of papers must not substantially duplicate work that any
of the authors have published elsewhere or have submitted in parallel
to any other conferences or journals.

Accepted papers will be published in a proceedings of the workshop.

The registration fee of $125 per person includes workshop materials,
coffee breaks, lunches, and a dinner.  There will be no on-site
registration. Please pre-register by March 17, 2006 at 

or by contacting:
Teresa Vicente
Phone: (301) 975-3883
Fax: (301) 948-2067
email: teresa.vicente@nist.gov

An agenda will be available in late December at

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Gaithersburg Hilton,
(301) 977-8900, at a special rate of $109, single or double, plus 12%
tax. Reservations must be received by March 17, 2006, in order to
receive the special rate.  Please mention you are attending the
"NIST/PKI Workshop".
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