First IEEE Workshop on War and Peace Driving (Wireless Security and Public Uptake) (WPD(WSPU)2008)

Venue: International Congress Center

Location: Avignon, France

Event Date/Time: Oct 12, 2008 End Date/Time: Oct 12, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Jun 14, 2008
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War & Peace Driving
(Wireless Security and Public Uptake)

IEEE WiMob 2008 Workshop

12th October 2008, Avignon, France

The scope of the workshop covers issues relating to both security technologies and the socio-economical impact of the widespread uptake of wireless networking by those in business, industry and the general public.

The workshop is co-located with the fourth IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob 2008) to be held in Avignon, France, on October 12-14, 2008.

ALL papers accepted for the War & Peace Driving WiMob workshop will be included in the main WiMob 2008 conference proceedings and published by the IEEE.


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Additional Information

The term war driving is widely recognised as describing the activities undertaken by those who may intend to illegally access a computer network. As one method of addressing security concerns and raising awareness of these issues, we propose the term peace driving to begin to describe exploration and research activities within the wireless domain. Wireless networking is incredibly widespread and is now commonplace in industry, academia, business, and the home. The very nature of wireless radio signals means that physical security measures have all but become redundant in protecting computer systems and networks from unauthorised access. This means that software-based security is now of paramount importance. Access control, encryption and authentication are key to ensuring that intruders remain outside the private network. In particular, the lack of physical constraints means that security issues are becoming more and more relevant to the casual Internet user at home, the majority of who are non-specialists. Casual users employing wireless networking technology may not be aware of the activities taking place without their knowledge. The uptake of wireless networking therefore impacts upon society in general and has numerous legal, ethical and sociological issues, as well as technological. This workshop aims to address issues relating to unwanted wireless network access, war driving, security mechanisms, encryption, and authentication techniques. We equally value topics relating to security awareness for the non-specialist, legal and ethical issues, and sociological matters relating to wireless networking.