Keynote presentations

Monday, November 21

Speaker: Burt Kaliski Vice president of Research, RSA Security and chief Scientist, RSA Laboratories

Title: Security for Web Information Systems: Towards Compromise-Resilient Architectures

Abstract: The dynamic and distributed nature of Web information systems offers both challenges and opportunities in incorporating essential security assurances such as authentication, authorization, and data protection. On the one hand, the mobility of computing agents and the replication of data introduce multiple points of potential security compromise. On the other, the same attributes open up intriguing new possibilities for mitigating the impact of such compromises. In this talk, I'll describe several ways in which Web information systems, properly engineered, can lead the industry in the deployment of compromise-resilient architectures: systems that maintain security as a whole even with the occasional and inevitable loss of security in one or more of their parts.

Bio: After receiving a Ph.D. in computer science from MIT, Burt joined RSA Security in 1989 when it was a startup, and in 1991 helped launch RSA Laboratories. He has been involved extensively in the development of cryptographic standards, as a contributor, editor, and working group chair, with particular emphasis on the Public-Key Cryptography Standards (PKCS), IEEE P1363, and ANSI X9F1. His research interests have included efficient implementation of cryptographic algorithms, elliptic curve cryptography, user authentication, and privacy protection. Burt has served as general chair of CRYPTO '91 and as program chair of CRYPTO '97 and CHES 2002.

Tuesday, November 22

Speaker: Prof. Henning Schulzrinne, Chair of the Department of Computer Science, Columbia University

Title: The Intersection of Real-Time Communications and Web Services

Abstract: For the past decade, the web and web services have evolved largely independently of telecommunications, Internet real-time services and, lately, VoIP. In this talk, I will show a few examples of fruitful interactions that the real-time community is exploring:

I will also discuss some of the challenges faced in adopting general techniques instead of custom protocols.

Bio: Prof. Henning Schulzrinne received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts. He was a member of technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill and an associate department head at GMD-Fokus (Berlin), before joining the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering departments at Columbia University, New York. He is currently chair of the Department of Computer Science. Protocols co-developed by him, such as RTP, RTSP and SIP, are now Internet standards, used by almost all Internet telephony and multimedia applications. His research interests include Internet multimedia systems, ubiquitous computing, mobile systems, quality of service, and performance evaluation. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.