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Subject: FW: [announce] Call for Presentations is Open for the Open Standards Forum



From: Jane Harnad [mailto:jane.harnad@oasis-open.org]
Sent: Friday, April 25, 2008 2:42 PM
To: announce@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: [announce] Call for Presentations is Open for the Open Standards Forum


Open Standards Forum 2008: Security Challenges for the Information Society

29 September - 1 October

Ditton Manor, Near London, UK



Deadline for Proposals:  19 May 2008


Programme Theme: "Security Challenges for the Information Society"


Information and communication technologies (ICT) are a major enabler of the creation, distribution, diffusion, use, and manipulation of information and have a major impact on our quality of life, our working conditions and the overall competitiveness of our industries and services. In today's society, information and information access plays a central role, economically, socially and individually.


However, open exchange of information and access to online services also pose challenges and threats. Service providers want to authenticate the identity of individuals requesting access, and determine the resources and services they are entitled to access. Users want their identity and personal data and privacy to be protected adequately, and the confidentiality of sensitive data they are submitting to be respected.


In today's Internet and in many large private network infrastructures, heterogeneity and diversity are the rule rather than the exception. Security infrastructures need open standards and interoperability to scale to the huge deployments that are being rolled out today. Some of these security standards from OASIS and other organizations support a model where identity authentication, access control, digital signature processing, encryption and key management are provided as services that can be distributed and shared.


The Open Standards Forum 2008 will provide users who are evaluating or looking to deploy such security infrastructures with an opportunity to explore the state of the art in security services, standards and products. It will also provide users with an opportunity to present and share their use cases, requirements and (initial) experience with other users and with some of the leading experts in this field.


OASIS invites proposals for presentations, panel sessions, and interoperability demonstrations related to security challenges for the information society, and on standards and solutions that are being developed to address them.


For complete submission guidelines and to submit a proposal using the online form, please go to the event website:  http://events.oasis-open.org/home/forum/2008.


Dates to Remember:

    * Proposals due by -- 19 May 2008

    * Notifications will be sent by -- 15 June 2008

    * Event Dates -- 29 Sept - 1 Oct 2008



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