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PST'04: Program

Second Annual Conference on
Privacy, Security and Trust

October 13-15, 2004
Wu Centre, University of New Brunswick
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

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Wednesday October 13




Pre-Conference Workshop on Critical Infrastructure

2:30 pm - 6:00 pm This workshop is sponsored by Business New Brunswick in conjunction with UNB, NRC IIT e-Business, and the Government of New Brunswick - Department of Public Safety. There is no additional charge to attend this pre-conference workshop.
Wu Centre Chancellor's
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Welcoming Remarks
Greg Sprague, National Research Council of Canada, General Co-chair of PST'04

Wu Centre Chancellor's
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

"Critical Infrastructure
It is Critical!!!
Dr. James Young, Commissioner of Emergency Management, Ontario, Canada

In April 2004, Dr. James Young was appointed Commissioner of Emergency Management, Province of Ontario . In that capacity, Dr. Young reports to the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services on all policy and program matters related to emergency management in the Ontario Government. Dr. Young is also responsible for Emergency Management Ontario, the Office of the Fire Marshal and the Centre of Forensic Sciences. Previous to this appointment, Dr. Young was Chief Coroner for the Province of Ontario for 14 years.

Last summer's power outage affected fifty million people. Was this event a fluke or could it occur again? A Canada-US panel studied this issue and came up with a series of recommendations. The power outage is a good example of the pattern that is emerging of more frequent, bigger and more complex emergencies. These events, therefore, suggest that we must increase our critical infrastructure management programs substantially or face major disruptions in future.

Wu Centre Chancellor's
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Refreshments
Wu Centre Lobby
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Introduction to Critical Infrastructure Protection in Canada " Janet Bax, Director General Programs, PSEPC / 
Emergency Management and National Security

Wu Centre Chancellor's
4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

"Critical Infrastructure, Public Security and the Role of Provinces "Andrew Easton, Director, Security and Emergencies Directorate,
NB Department of Public Safety

Andrew Easton is the Director of the Security and Emergencies Directorate for the New Brunswick Department of Public Safety. In this role since fall 2001, he is responsible for leading work related to the provincial Security Program, the development of the provincial Critical Infrastructure Program, and the development of the provincial Chemical, Biological, Radiological Nuclear and Explosives Program. In addition, he is responsible for support of security and criminal intelligence policy analysis and development.
Andrew is the primary link between the Province and the federal agencies responsible for national security. He works regularly with elements of the RCMP, Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada (PSEPC) National Security Program, various elements of Department of National Defense, Transport Canada and Natural Resources Canada.

Wu Centre Chancellor's
5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

"Critical Infrastructure Research Opportunities"
Steve Marsh, Research Lead
Privacy, Security & Trust, NRC IIT - e-Business

Steve Marsh is a Research Officer at in the National Research Council's Institute for Information Technology (NRC-IIT), and is based in Moncton and Fredericton , New Brunswick . He is the Research Lead for IIT's Privacy, Security and Trust initiative. His PhD, finished in 1994, introduced the world's first computationally tractable formalisation of the phenomenon of trust, and applied it to Multi Agent Systems. His research interests include trust (in general, and also in specific areas such as trustable and trusting agents and computers), HCI, socially adept technologies, artificial life, Multi Agent Systems, social computers, complex adaptive systems, critical infrastructure interdependencies, advanced collaborative environments, and enabling technologies to support ordinary people trying to work and play together to accomplish extraordinary things.

Dr. Marsh will discuss research issues, funding opportunities, policy issues and long term strategies for research into the protection, survivability, and management of CIs. He will also address the topic of CI interdependencies and involve the audience in a discussion of potential research opportunities and collaborations.

Wu Centre Chancellor's

6:00pm - 9:00 pm

Registration Desk Open



6:00pm - 9:00 pm

Opening Reception

Thursday October 14




8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration Desk Open

Wu Centre Lobby

8:00 am - 8:45 am


Wu Centre Lobby

8:45 am - 9:00 am Welcoming Remarks
Wu Centre, auditorium

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Opening Keynote
"Who you gonna call?  How trust decisions are made in a networked world." Pamela Briggs (Sponsored by ACOA) (Professor Pamela Briggs currently holds a Chair in Applied Cognitive
Psychology and the positon of Acting Dean in the School of Psychology and
Sport Sciences at the University of Northumbria, Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K. She is also Director of the PACT Lab - a new research laboratory for the
investigation of Psychological Aspects of Communication Technologies.  Pam has worked as a consultant for multinational organizations and her most recent work on on trust and privacy issues in computer-mediated communication is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council's E-Society initiative.  Her ambition is to master the use of her mobile phone.)

Wu Centre, auditorium

10:00 am -10:30 am

Nutrition Break

Wu Centre Lobby

10:30 am -12:00 pm

Session 1:Commerce and Society

  • Future Trends in Mobile Commerce: Service Offerings, Technological Advances and Security Challenges. Ali Grami and Bernadette Schell,
    University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada

  • Building Online Trust through Socially Rich Web Interfaces.
    Milena Head and Khalid Hassan,
    McMaster University, DeGroote School of Business, Hamilton, Canada
  • Familiarity and Trust: Measuring Familiarity with a Web Site.
    Jie Zhang and Ali Ghorbani
    University of New Brunswick
    Fredericton, Canada

  • Design and Prototype of a Coercion-Resistant, Verifiable Electronic Voting System
    Anna Shubina and Sean Smith
    Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA
  • Practical Remote Electronic Elections for the UK
    Tim Storer and Ishbel Duncan
    School of Computer Science
    University of St Andrews
    St Andrews, Scotland

Wu Centre, auditorium

12:00 pm -1:30 pm

Thursday Luncheon Keynote :
"Child Pornography Investigations - Meeting New Challenges" Detective Sergeant Paul Gillespie, Toronto Police, a 25-year veteran of the Toronto force

Microsoft and the Toronto police, where Gillespie is in charge of the child exploitation section, are now developing software that will make it easier for police to investigate the dissemination of child pornography on the Internet .

Wu Centre Chancellor's

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Session 2: Privacy and Identity

  • Combating Spam with TEA
    Jean-Marc Seigneur, Nathan Dimmock, Ciarán Bryce, Christian Damsgaard Jensen, Technical University of Denmark - Informatics & Mathematical Modeling, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

  • Supporting Privacy in E-Learning with Semantic Streams
    Lori Kettel, Christopher Brooks, Jim Greer, University of Saskatchewan, Dept. of Computer Science, Saskatoon, Canada

  • Secure Public Instant Messaging: A Survey
    Mohammad Mannan and Paul van Oorschot, School of Computer Science, Carleton University,
    Ottawa, Canada

  • Determining Internet Users’ Values for Private Information
    Scott Buffett, Nathan Scott, Bruce Spencer, NRC-IIT,Fredericton,
    Michael Richter,University of Kaiserslautern,Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Michael Fleming, University of New Brunswick,Fredericton,

  • Zero-knowledge Device Authentication: Privacy & Security Enhanced RFID preserving Business Value and Consumer Convenience
    Stephan J. Engberg, Morten B. Harning, Christian Damsgaard Jensen, Technical University of Denmark - Informatics & Mathematical Modeling, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

Wu Centre, auditorium

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Nutrition Break

Wu Centre Lobby

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Session 3: Short Papers

  • An Architecture for Identity Management (August 2004)
    Brian R. Richardson and Jim Greer, University of Saskatchewan, Dept. of Computer Science, Saskatoon, Canada

  • A Diagrammatical Framework for Information Systems Attacks
    Terry Roebuck, University of Saskatchewan, Dept. of Computer Science, Saskatoon, Canada

  • Structural Concepts for Trust, Contract and Security Management for a Virtual Chemical Engineering Organisation
    Panayiotis Periorellis,
    University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
    Christopher J. W. Townson, The Management School,
    Lancaster University, UK
    Philip English, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

  • Online Gaming Crime and Security Issue - Cases and Countermeasures from Taiwan
    Ying-Chieh Chen, Patrick S. Chen, Ronggong Song, Larry Korba, NRC-IIT, Ottawa, Canada

  • The Sensitivities of User Profile Information in Music Recommender Systems
    Evelien Perik, Boris de Ruyter , Panos Markopoulos, Berry Eggen, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands

  • Towards secure interaction in agent societies
    Tony Roy Savarimuthu,Martin Purvis,Marcos De Oliveira and Maryam Purvis , University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

  • infoDNA (Version 2) Agent Enhanced Trustworthy Distributed Information
    Stephen Marsh , NRC- IIT, Fredericton, Canada

  • Syntax-based Vulnerability Testing of Frame-based Network Protocols
    Oded Tal , Scott Knight, Royal
    Military College of Canada, Ontario, Canada
    Tom Dean, Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada
Wu Centre, auditorium
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

PST*Net - Next Steps. David Townsend, UNB, Faculty of Law and Scientific Director, PST*Net, Anatol Kark, Group Leader, Software Engineering, NRC IIT Ottawa

PST*Net was established in 2003 to create and cultivate a network of researchers, innovators, and cyber- security professionals from industry, academia and government to examine and address Internet privacy, security and trust issues so that Canada's social and economic welfare is protected and  Canadian economic growth is sustained.

By networking the PST researchers from coast to coast in Canada, PST*Net's goals include facilitating collaboration and knowledge-sharing; capitalizing on existing research strengths and partnerships; forging new relationships which enhance opportunities for growth in cyber-security in Canada, and promoting the training of highly qualified researchers and practitioners in the field.

This session will examine models for the future of PST*Net. By attending this session you can help shape the future of this important initiative.

Wu Centre Chancellor's

06:45 pm

Thursday Reception
Guides will lead the way to
Fredericton's finest restaurants

Meet in the James Joyce Pub, Beaverbrook Hotel .

Friday October 15




8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Registration Desk Open

Wu Centre Lobby

7:45 am - 9:00 am


Wu Centre Lobby

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Friday Breakfast Keynote:
"The Evolution Mandate: Convergence of Systems, Storage, Operations and Security Management" Diana Kelley,
an Executive Security Advisor for CA's e Trust security management solutions business unit. (Diana Kelley is responsible for advising customers on strategic security solutions and helps guide CA's security business. Diana has extensive experience creating secure network architectures and business solutions for large corporations and delivering strategic, competitive knowledge to security software vendors. Prior to CA, Diana founded Security Curve, an independent provider of strategy, consulting, and education to the security industry. She also held senior positions with Symantec Corp., Baroudi Bloor, The Hurwitz Group, KPMG and other leading firms and consultancies.)

IT Management is a little like Mark Twain's commentary on the weather, everyone's talking about it, but is anyone doing anything to change it? Like the weather, management of network, data, system, and security information can mean the difference between a sunny business day and a stormy one. As systems and networks increase in complexity and enterprises embrace the emerging on-demand model, one point is clear: intelligent management of disparate systems and applications is essential for 'clear skies' In this talk we take a look at where the industry is currently: overloaded and understaffed, review the reasons why "defense in depth" and information silos will not be sufficient to drive and manage business in the future. The talk explores why working smarter not harder is the only solution and sets forth a mandate for both vendors and end-users by explaining the drivers towards a convergence (reconsolidation) of all areas of information management (systems, storage, security, network) that will enable companies to turn the voluminous amounts of data and alerts into knowledge and action.

Wu Centre Chancellor's

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Friday Morning Keynote:
Network Identity, Case Study, Current R&D efforts at Sun around identity
and industry challenges. Ken.McPherson, Director of Identity Management Solutions for Sun
(Sponsored by Sun Microsystems)

Wu Centre, auditorium

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Nutrition Break

Wu Centre Lobby

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Session 4: Security Methods

  • Formal Implementation of Network Security Policies
    A. Lacasse, M. Mejri and B. Ktari,
    D´epartement d’informatique et de g´enie logiciel, Universit´e Laval, Qu´ebec, Canada

  • A novel visualization technique for network anomaly detection
    Iosef-Viorel Onut, Bin Zhu and Ali Ghorbani, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada

  • A Declarative Approach to Stateful Intrusion Detection and Network Monitoring
    M. Couture, B. Ktari, M. Mejri, D´epartement d’informatique et de g´enie logiciel, Universit´e Laval, Qu´ebec, Canada
    F. Massicotte, Communications Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada

  • Application of Belief-Desire-Intention Agents in Intrusion Detection & Response
    Mehdi Shajari and Ali Ghorbani, NRC- IIT, Fredericton, Canada

  • Detection of New Malicious Code Using N-grams Signatures
    Tony Abou-Assaleh,
    Nick Cercone,
    Vlado Keˇselj, and Ray Sweidan, Dalhousie University, Canada

Wu Centre, auditorium

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Friday Luncheon Keynote :
"Evolving to a World of IP" Brian O'Shaughnessy, Vice President - Video Networks Technology Development , Bell University Labs
(Sponsored by Bell University Labs and Aliant )

Mr. O'Shaughnessy is responsible for corporate technology planning and development, research and development, Bell University Lab management, and compliance to regulatory standards. A recognized industry expert in the wireless communications field, Mr. O'Shaughnessy is the past president of the CDMA Development Group (CDG) having completed 4 years as president in 2003. The CDG is an organization responsible for the promotion, advancement, deployment and future developments of CDMA wireless systems and technology.

The whole telecom industry is changing faster than anyone could have imagined just a couple of years ago. The catalyst? The universality of IP based networks supporting traditional applications in new ways: data, voice, wireless, TV and more. This talk will explore the bounds of this new World of IP and explain how Bell and Aliant are working with partners across a variety of industries as well as academia to define this new World

Wu Centre Chancellor's

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Session 5: Information Access and Assurance

  • Current Trends and Advances in Information Assurance Metrics
    Nabil Seddigh, Peter Pieda,Solana Network, Nepean,Ontario, Canada,
    Ashraf Matrawy, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada,
    Biswakit Nandy, Solana Network, Nepean,Ontario, Canada,
    John Lambadris, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada,
    Adam Hatfield, Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada, Ottawa, Canada

  • xTrust: A Scalable Trust Management Infrastructure
    Marc Branchaud, RSA Security, Inc., Vancouver, BC, Canada, Scott Flinn, NRC- IIT, Fredericton, Canada

  • Efficient Revocation of Dynamic Security Privileges in Hierarchically Structured Communities
    Deholo Nali, Ali Miri, and Carlisle Adams, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
Wu Centre, auditorium

2:40 pm - 3:40 pm

Friday afternoon closing panel:
"The Internet as a Dark Cloud"
Diana Kelley, Computer Associates, Canada
Sandy Bird, Q1 Labs, Canada
Fred Carter, Office of the Privacy Commissioner, Canada
Pamela Briggs, University of Northumbria, UK

The Internet, which once held so much promise as a pillar of the 21 st century economy, has been taken over by the dark side. Cyberspace is now teeming with hackers, spammers, terrorists, pornographers, scam artists and assorted other criminal types. The dream of an e-Society powered by e-Commerce, e-Learning, e-Government and e-Health is fading as the average citizen's trust in technology begins to erode.
Can the dream be salvaged or is it already too late? Join four prominent privacy, security and trust panelists as they present their provocative and controversial views on the future of information and communications technology.     

Wu Centre, auditorium

3:40 pm - 4:00 pm

PST2004 Closing

Wu Centre, auditorium


Wu Conference Centre (EC), NRC - Institute for Information Technology

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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