On March 3 CNI is going to host a small workshop to develop a near term agenda for work needed to improve security and privacy in systems related to scholarly communication and access to scholarly information resources. The focus will be largely technical, and will emphasize setting an agenda for various groups to address needs and problems, rather than details of how to solve specific problems. I’ve deliberately left the agenda scoped rather broadly , and I want to look at everything from encouraging wider and more routine use of HTTPS to hardening some popular protocols like OAI-PMH. Technical identity management related issues are also in scope, as are some discussions about appropriate levels of assurance.
We’ll meet in Washington DC from 10AM-3PM on Tuesday, March 3. CNI will provide refreshments and lunch, but we will not cover travel expenses.
This will be a small workshop, and we will do our best to balance for different perspectives. If you are interested in attending, please send an email to Joan Lippincott (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a brief summary of the expertise and perspective you would bring to the meeting. Given that the meeting is only about a month away, I’ll send out a first batch of acceptances by Feb 13, and after than respond to later applications as they come in. I’ll provide more detailed logistical information with acceptances.
There will be a public report from the meeting, and for those who cannot attend, suggestions and comments are welcome going into the meeting.
If you have questions, please be in touch with me by email.