Call for Participation: Trust and the Future of the Internet

The Internet Society (ISOC) Board of Trustees is currently engaged in a 
discovery process to define a long term Major Strategic Initiative to ensure 
that the Internet of the future remains accessible to everyone. The Board 
believes that Trust is an essential component of all successful relationships 
and that an erosion of Trust: in individuals, networks, or computing 
platforms, will undermine the continued health and success of the Internet.

The Board will meet in special session the first week October of 2007 for 
intensive study focused on the subject of trust within the context of network 
enabled relationships. As part of this process, the Board is hereby issuing a 
call for subject experts who can participate in the two day discussion. Topics 
of interest include: the changing nature of trust, security, privacy, control 
and protection of personal data, methods for establishing authenticity and 
providing assurance, management of threats, and dealing with unwanted traffic.

Participants will be selected based on a short paper summarizing
individual interests and qualifications as well as availability. The
retreat will be held in Toronto, Ontario (CA) . Travel and
accommodation costs will be covered by ISOC and participants should
expect to arrive October 4th and depart on the 6th or 7th. Expressions
of interest may be emailed to: and
papers should not exceed three pages. Papers must received by August
24th, 2007 and the Program Committee will make their selections on or
before September 7th, 2007. Subject experts will be allotted one hour
for presentation on October 5th, 2007 and will be included in the days
round-table discussions. In order to facilitate open discussion, final
presentation materials should be forwarded to ISOC no later than
September 21st, 2007.

We look forward to a lively and informative meeting on this important topic 
and encourage you to share this announcement with your communities of 

Lucy Lynch
Director of Technical Projects
Internet Society (ISOC)