4th Annual PKI R&D Workshop:  Multiple Paths to Trust
April 19-21, 2005
NIST --  Gaithersburg, MD      

Website:  http://middleware.internet2.edu/pki05/
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 how PKI and emerging 
trust mechanisms will interact with each other at technical, policy and 
user levels to support trust models that lack a central authority.  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; authentication systems, et.  al., in academia,
    research, government, and industry.

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 PKI space in areas of security management,
    identity, trust, policy, authentication, and authorization.

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 x509,
   SDSI/SPKI, PGP, XKMS, XACML, XRML, XML signature, and SAML.
- Cryptographic and alternative methods for supporting security
   decisions, including the characterization and encoding of data
-  Intersection of policy based systems and PKI
-  Privacy protection and implications
-  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 future research directions

Deadlines for conference paper and panel submissions are:

-  Papers and Proposals Due:  October 29, 2004
-  Authors Notified: December 10, 2004
-  Final Materials Due:  February 18, 2005

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 availability.

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 April 12, 2005 at https://rproxy.nist.gov/CRS
(scroll to the meeting). 

 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 Holiday Inn,
(301) 948-8900, at a special rate of $99, single or double, plus 12%
tax. Reservations must be received by April 4, 2005, in order to
receive the special rate.  Please mention you are attending the
"NIST/PKI Workshop".