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Subject: Call for papers - 3rd Annual PKI R&D Workshops

Please note the following announcement.  I think we have a story to tell
that is as compelling as any I've seen in the past two workshops and
recommend that we develop a paper around the Action Plan.

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         3rd Annual PKI R&D Workshop - Call for Papers

Jointly sponsored by NIH, NIST, and Internet2, in cooperation with

This workshop considers the full range of public key technology used
for security decisions. PKI supports a variety of functionalities
including authentication, authorization, identity (syndication,
federation and aggregation) and trust.

We solicit papers, scenarios, war stories, panel proposals, and
participation from researchers, systems architects, vendor engineers
and above all users.

Location:                 NIST, Gaithersburg MD, USA.
Papers and Proposals due: January 30, 2004
Authors Notified:         March 1, 2004
Final Materials Due:      March 22, 2004
Workshop Dates:           April 12-14, 2004

This workshop has three goals:

   * Explore the current state of public key technology in different
     domains including web services, grid technologies, authentication
     systems et. al. in academia & research, government and industry.
   * Share & discuss lessons learned and scenarios from vendors and
     practitioners on current deployments
   * 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 and authorization.

The results will be promulgated in several ways, including:
   * a published proceedings with refereed papers and summaries of
     workshop discussions
   * the workshop web site: http://middleware.internet2.edu/pki04/
   * experimental initiatives within higher education

Outstanding papers will be invited for possible publication in ACM

Presentation formats will include:
   * Refereed papers
   * Panel discussions
   * Invited talks
   * Work-in-progress updates

Submitted works for panels, papers and reports should address one or
more critical areas of inquiry. Topics include (but not are not
limited to):
   * PKI systems in various domains like grid, web services,
     government, industry and academia.
   * PKI and Federated trust
   * Related standards: x509, SDSI/SPKI, PGP, XKMS, SAML, Shibboleth,
     Liberty Alliance, etc.
   * Cryptographic methods in support of security decisions
   * The characterization and encoding of security decision data
   * Security protocols and choreographies - new ideas, analysis of
     existing systems et al
   * Alternative methods for supporting security decisions
   * Intersection of Policy based systems and PKI
   * Privacy protection and implications of different approaches
   * Scalability of security systems - are there limits to growth?
   * Security of the various components of a system: private keys, root
     authorities, certificate storage, communications channels, code,
     directories, etc.
   * Mobility solutions
   * Approaches to attributes and delegation
   * Improved designs for security-related user interfaces
   * Human factors issues with naming, multiple private keys, selective
   * Discussion of how the "public key infrastructure" may differ from
     the "PKI" traditionally defined
   * Reports of real-world experience with the use and deployment of
     PKI, especially where future research directions for PKI are
   * What is missing? The gaps in PKI research and standards from a
     systems engineering point-of-view

Submissions and Additional Information

Papers should be submitted electronically, in PDF, formatted for
standard US letter-size paper (8.5 x 11 inches). The final version of
refereed papers should ideally be between 8 and 15 pages, and in no
case more than 20 pages. They should have no header or footer text
(e.g., no page numbers).

Proposals for panels should be no longer than five pages in length and
should include possible panelists and an indication of which of those
panelists have confirmed participation.

Please submit the following information by email to
   * The full contact details (name, affiliation, email, phone, postal
     address) of one author who will act as the primary contact for
     this paper.
   * The full list of authors: you must supply the first name, the last
     name and the affiliation of each author.
   * The finished paper in PDF format as an attachment.

All submissions will be acknowledged.

The deadline for submission is January 30, 2004. Requests for short
extensions will be granted on a case-by-case basis, and must be
requested by January 30th via email to the same address.

When appropriate, authors should arrange for a release for publication
from their employer prior to submission. Papers accompanied by
non-disclosure agreement forms are not acceptable and will be returned
to the author(s) unread.

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.

The registration fee will be waived for presenters. A limited number
of stipends are available to those unable to obtain funding to attend
the workshop. Further information will be available on the
registration page in January.

Program Committee

    Peter Alterman       NIH
    Matt Blaze           AT&T Labs Research
    Bill Burr            NIST
    Yassir Elley         Sun Microsystems
    Carl Ellison         Microsoft
    Stephen Farrell      Trinity College Dublin,
    Richard Guida        Johnson & Johnson
    Peter Honeyman       University of Michigan
    Russ Housley         Vigil Security LLC
    Ken Klingenstein     University of Colorado
    Olga Kornievskaia    University of Michigan
    Neal McBurnett       Internet2
    Clifford Neuman      USC
    Eric Norman          University of Wisconsin
    Tim Polk             NIST
    Ravi Sandhu          George Mason University; NSD Security
    Krishna Sankar       Cisco Systems
    Jeff Schiller        MIT
    Frank Siebenlist     Argonne National Laboratory
    Sean Smith           Dartmouth College
    Michael Wiener       Cryptographic Clarity

General Chair:
    Ken Klingenstein, University of Colorado.

Program Chair:
    Krishna Sankar, Cisco Systems.

Steering Committee Chair:
    Neal McBurnett, Internet2.

Local Arrangements Chair:
    Nelson Hastings, NIST.

Eve Maler                                        +1 781 442 3190
Sun Microsystems                            cell +1 781 354 9441
Web Products, Technologies, and Standards    eve.maler @ sun.com

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