Evening, March 29
CFP96 will provide meeting rooms to interested individuals for Birds
of a Feather sessions the evening of March 29.
BOFS provide an opportunity for special-interest discussions that
were not included in the formal program.
Currently, the following BOFS are scheduled. At the opening of the conference
an opportunity to schedule additional BOFS.
Electronic Purse Systems: Digital 'coins' for small purchases
The 'Electronic Purse' (EP) is a new consumer payment technology based
on smart cards, and designed to replace coins and small bills in
(mainly) offline transactions with vending machines, parking meters,
etc. Such systems are now in fie]d trials and early implementations
around the world, raising important questions of privacy, security and
future implications for online payments.
- Myles Losch, ACM Los Angeles Chapter
- Kawika Daguio, American Bankers Association
- Steven A. Bereu, Esq., Foley, Hoag & Eliot
- Ray Hirschfeld
Because the latter cards are intentionally anonymous, EP critics fear
that criminals may exploit the new smart-card systems to hide
financial wrongdoing. Our speakers will assess this and other
concerns, and explore their impact on EP design. This session extends
the Friday afternoon Electronic Money Panel at CFP96, with further
coverage of EP issues.
Virtual Private Networks: A New Model for Organizational
Change in an Information-Based Future
This BOF will discuss what is, perhaps, the greatest challenge for
organizations in an information-based future -- their ability to
develop and deploy new paradigms, technology, and organizational
models. These new processes and systems must enable ubiquitous,
seamless, effective, and timely information production, discovery,
assimilation, and archival. A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is an
innovative model which epitomizes an information infrastructure that
addresses the information systems requirements of organizations in an
information-based future. A VPN is best described as a secure system
of systems containing a robust, and continually-evolving set of tools
and capabilities in a private, highly interactive, collaborative
- Jerry Archer, Computer Sciences Corporation
Student Research Show and Tell
This BOF is intended for undergraduate and graduate students working
on research projects related to computers and society, and students and
non-students interested in learning more about the type of work students
are doing in this area.
- Lorrie Cranor, Washington University in St. Louis
Students will be given the opportunity to give short, informal
presentations about their work and solicit feedback from other attendees.
We will also discuss solutions to some of the difficulties students have
faced pursuing interdisciplinary projects in this area (for example:
obtaining funding, finding a faculty advisor, working with a thesis
committee composed of members from several different departments).
The National ID Card in Your Future?
This spring, both houses of Congress will consider the toughest
restrictions on immigration in 70 years. The House and Senate bills
each contain a new "employment verification system" that would
institute centralized data bases and other mechanisms that would
eventually lead to a national identity card. This session will
examine how the verification systems might work and discuss the
threats to the privacy and liberty of law-abiding persons these
systems would establish.
- Rick Henderson, Washington Editor, Reason
Scholarship and Legal Publishing: Law Journals on the
At CFP '95, a group of editors of new law journals gathered
to discuss the implications of publishing legal scholarship online.
As the publishing of substantive legal materials on the Internet has
increased, new questions are raised. What standards apply to this
medium of publication? How is publishing online different than
publishing in print? How should one cite to online law journals?
Led by two of the founding editors of the Richmond Journal of Law &
Technology, this BOF aims to highlight some of these issues,
address what can be done in the future, and how these goals can best
be achieved. Also discussed will be the developments in the Coalition of Online Law
Journals, abstract services and searching capabilities for law
reviews on the net (provided by FindLaw, at
and other progress being made by other online law journals. Editors
of law journals (traditional or online), law students, and lawyers
with an interest in future avenues for legal publication are highly
encouraged to attend.
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