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PST'04: Call For Participation

Second Annual Conference on
Privacy, Security and Trust

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PST2004 is aimed at scientists, educators, business people, technologists, futurists, and others who have a vision and an understanding of the big challenges (and accompanying advances) that should shape the research agenda in privacy, security and trust.
We are seeking visionaries from all disciplines in academia, industry and the public sector who are pursuing fundamental advances to re-architect cyberspace - to create an information and communications infrastructure that is private, secure and trustworthy for researchers, businesses, government and our citizens. This new cyber environment will allow Canadians to take full advantage of advanced applications of technology in e-Government, e-Health, e-Learning and e-Commerce.

PST2004 will present a stimulating mix of keynote speakers, research papers, panel discussions and social events that will facilitate:

  • Meeting the Canadian PST community
  • Networking with fellow researchers and professionals
  • Posing important questions
  • Defining technical and social challenges
  • Exposing and sharing current research
  • Discussing the tools practitioners need researchers to develop
  • Identifying the gaps and tackling the big issues - the exciting, deep challenges yet to be met in PST research
  • Staying abreast of the threats and risks in cyberspace

PST2004 will be of special interest to:

  • PST researchers and research administrators
  • Decision makers in the private and public sectors
  • Public and private sector policy makers
  • Developers of IT Security Products
  • Representatives of Regulating Authorities and industry associations
  • IT and Information Security Specialists
  • Standards Specialists
  • Public sector Managers (government authorities enforcement agencies)
  • Policy Makers/Corporate Leaders
  • Legal community
  • Privacy officers
  • Military and Law Enforcement communities
  • Risk managers

Submissions of papers and posters are encouraged in areas as diverse as, but not limited to:

  • Privacy Preserving/Enhancing Technologies
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Identity and Trust management
  • Network and Wireless Security
  • Intrusion Detection Systems and Technologies
  • Security, eSecurity, Secure Software Development and Architecture
  • Representations and formalizations of Trust in electronic and physical social systems
  • PST challenges in eHealth, eLearning, eGovernment and eCommerce
  • Trust technologies, technologies for building trust
  • Observations of PST in practice, society, policy and legislation
  • Digital Rights Management
  • Human Computer Interaction and PST
  • Implications of, and technologies for, Lawful Surveillance
  • Information filtering, recommendation, reputation and delivery technologies, handling spam
  • Anonymity
  • Biometrics, National ID cards, identity theft
  • RFID and associated technologies

All accepted papers and abstracts will be published in conference proceedings. In addition, a new Journal of Privacy, Security and Trust is under negotiation and selected papers may be expanded for submission to its inaugural issue.The winner of the Best Student Paper completion will receive an award.

Submissions are encouraged as long papers (12 pages) short papers (4-5 pages) and posters. Submissions should be in the IEEE format, with the first page bearing authors' affiliations, names and contact details. Details are available at http://www.ieee.org/organizations/pubs/transactions/stylesheets.htm.

Submission Deadline: August 20, 2004
Notification of Acceptance: September 3, 2004
Final Manuscript Due: September 13, 2004
Conference: October 13-15, 2004

Submissions should be sent to PST2004-sub@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca in PDF, PostScript or Microsoft Word.

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