CFP96 Lunchtime Workshops
Saturday, March 30
Conference registration includes box lunches each day. During the
noon breaks, you are invited unwind and relax, or bring your box lunch
and join one of several workshops.
Here are the workshops scheduled for Saturday, March 30:
- Kevin Manson, CYBERCOP.ORG
Bruce Sterling (author of the cyber-classic, The Hacker Crackdown,
Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier) has commented that
on the Net, cybercops are like shy woodland creatures. Just who are
these people and what do they want to do to (and on) the Net. The
concept of Cyber-Community Policing on the Net is going to have to
begin with a dialog with these folks about their plans. Here's one
place where it can start.
- Dorothy Denning, Professor of Computer Science Georgetown University
- Bruce Sterling, Author/Journalist
- Jim Settle, Computer Security Consultant, retired FBI
- Don Delaney, Senior Investigator, NYPD
- Mike Geraghty, Trooper, New Jersey State Police
Privacy and Computerized Medical Records
Medical record databases, and medical expert systems will become
increasingly more important as funding for medical care becomes more
scarce. In this seminar we will examine issues such as privacy, and
access to the information, as well as the potential impact of such
information on the quality of health care.
- Dominique Roelants, University of Victoria
- Mary Anne Stevens, Canadian Treasury Board Secretariat
Export control of cryptography:
What's Happened Since August 17, 1995?
This workshop will examine cryptography export developments since the
Clinton Administration's August 17, 1995 policy announcement on export of
key escrow encryption. The workshop discussion will explore the
technology, policy, and business dimensions of cryptography deployment in
a networked world and consider the range of possible answers to the
question: So what happens next? People who are interested in
cryptography policy and exports should come to this workshop.
- Joan D. Winston, Trusted Information Systems, Inc.
- Lance Hoffman, George Washington University
- Melanie Janin, U.S. Council for International Business
Workshop convener: Joan D. Winston (Trusted Information Systems, Inc.).
Short presentations by Lance Hoffman (Institute for Computer &
Telecommunications Systems Policy, The George Washington University),
Melanie Janin (U.S. Council for International Business), and Joan Winston
will be followed by group discussion and Q&A.
The 1994 and 1995 Office of Technology Assessment reports on
information security and privacy are available in the OTA publication
archives being maintained at Idaho State University archives
http://bilbo.isu.edu/ota/ota.html at ftp://bilbo.isu.edu/pub/ota/information.security
Segments from and comments on the 1995 Springer-Verlag book,
Building in Big Brother, by Lance J. Hoffman (Ed.), are
available at: http://www.seas.gwu.edu/seas/instctsp/DOCS/BOOK/book.html.
The Anonymous Remailer
Network: Building a Robust Infrastructure for Anonymity
We'll cover the current anonymous remailer infrastructure, and
the problems/threats which could cause it problems. We'll then look at
the future of the remailer network, including payment systems and
stronger digital mixing of the messages.
- Sameer Parekh, Community ConneXion, Inc.
Futures of Networked Access to the White House:
From Public Access Email to Deliberative Knowledge Webs
This workshop will begin with a review the development of the current
electronic presence of the White House and conclude with brainstorming
about future possibilities.
In January 1993, the White House began distributing press releases
over the Internet via email, FTP, and gopher. This was the first time
these these documents were available directly to the general public
without the intermediation of journalists and scholars, who, before
then, were the primary users the hardcopy versions. In June 1993, the
White House began accepting correspondence to the President via email.
In October 1994, the White House unveiled a public Web site that
provided interactive citizen access with graphical user interfaces.
In January 1996, it was revised and extended. The White House Web
site provides single point of access to the Federal government also
included in-bound correspondence and out-bound publications interfaces
and even virtual tours of the White House. In December 1994, The Vice
President convened an Open Meeting on the National Performance Review
enabled 4000 Federal workers to help formulate tactics for achieving
bureaucratic reforms using an argument-structured hypertext.
With this background, the workshop will turn to the future. The
brainstorming will look at how the correspondence function can provide
more personalized interfaces, how public comment might be solicited on
proposed policies, how White House documents might be linked into
the process of government, and how Presidential campaigns might use
argument hypertext to layout their views on issues.
Key challenges include:
- How the large fan-in from many people to few policy
makers can be handled in a way that produces more effective
without overwhelming officials.
- How public interfaces can move beyond hypertext to capture
knowledge processes, including various kinds of deliberation
and rational debate.
- How public access can be broadened beyond the current
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