The Sixth International Workshop for Applied PKC (IWAP 2007)

Venue: Edith Cowan University

Location: Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Event Date/Time: Dec 03, 2007 End Date/Time: Dec 04, 2007
Registration Date: Dec 03, 2007
Early Registration Date: Sep 30, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Oct 15, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Nov 10, 2007
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Security is well recognized as a most important issue in e-commerce applications and national security systems while Public Key Cryptosystem (PKC) is widely accepted to be a key mechanism in secure application systems. As such, infrastructures that facilitate the management and deployment of public key cryptosystems have received much attention of the security community. Authorities and regulators have spent a lot of efforts standardizing PKC-related standards and enacting legislations for recognizing PKC in business transactions. In reality, however, due to systems issues and engineering considerations, the adoption of PKC has not been as pervasive as the security community anticipated while high sensitivity application systems remain as vulnerable as they used to be.

The theme of this workshop is to provide a forum for discussing the systems and engineering aspects of security systems that make use of PKC as a basic security mechanism. It's observed that, over the past few years, there have been a growing number of critical application areas (such as the new generation travel documents by ICAO and payment cards by EMV) rely on the presence of some well-designed, well-engineered PKC. While there are existing venues for promoting theoretical aspects of PKC, IWAP2007 aims to provide a platform for researches to innovating and/or important applications of PKC as well as systems and engineering aspects for PKC deployment in a large complex environment.

Topics of Interest:
IWAP2007 invites state-of-the-art research submissions on all topics related to systems and engineering aspects of applied Public Key Cryptosystems, including (but not limited to) the following:
* Applications in financial systems and national security systems
* Authentication & verification
* Authority
* Bio-PKI
* Bridge CA
* Case Studies
* Certificate and its Revocation
* Cross Certification
* Design & Implementation
* Directory and Public Key Distribution
* Grid security
* Interoperability
* Key Management & Recovery
* Legal Issues, Policies & Regulations
* Mobile PKI
* Modelling & Architecture
* Other Applications
* Physical Security
* Privilege Management Infrastructure
* Protocols & Applications
* Reliability & Fault-Tolerance in PKI
* Repository Protocols
* Risk Management & Analysis
* Security Analysis & Testing
* Standards
* System Security in PKI
* Time Stamping
* Trust & Privacy
* Validation


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Additional Information

Information on Host: Named after the first woman elected to an Australian Parliament, Edith Cowan University (ECU) is Western Australia's second largest university. A modern university established in 1991, ECU is a market leader in education for the service professions: nursing, education, business, information technology, communications and multimedia, regional professional studies, aviation, the performing arts, justice studies and psychology. The University works closely with private and public sector organisations, locally and overseas, in designing its study programs. The University has almost 23,000 students and three metropolitan campuses in Perth with a regional campus in Bunbury. The Joondlaup Campus is part of the Joondalup Learning Precinct, a cluster that incorporates a university, a police academy and a technical college. Conference Fees: Early bird registration fee - closes 30th September 2007 AUD$720 Regular Fee AUD$800 Fee for five or more persons from the same institution AUD$650 per person Fee for Students AUD$300