[SIGCIS-Members] CBI-Computer Security History Workshop CFP

Jeffrey Yost yostx003 at umn.edu
Wed Mar 13 14:06:54 PDT 2013

Dear Colleagues,

The Charles Babbage Institute will be hosting a workshop on Computer
Security History on July 11-12,  2014.  The Call for Papers is contained
below.  Proposals must be received by Sept. 13, 2013, travel assistance
will be provided for authors of accepted proposals.  Please feel free to
forward to individuals/groups/lists who may be interested.



Computer Security History Workshop-Call For Papers

Charles Babbage Institute

SRI International scientist and noted computer security pioneer Peter
Neumann was quoted last year in the New York Time’s article “Killing the
Computer to Save It,” that he has “…been tilting at the same windmills for
40 years and…[he]…get[s] the impression that most of the folks who are
responsible don’t want to hear about complexity.  They are interested in
quick and dirty solutions.”   Neumann is now heading a major DARPA effort
to select the very best computer security ideas from the past to better
address today’s challenges.  Many computer security pioneers emphasize that
most of the potentially useful (and often ignored) solutions to the nation
and world’s many computer security challenges have fruitful seeds in the
more distant past (and that today’s problems often resulted from
yesterday’s choices in structuring computing and networking).

The Charles Babbage Institute (CBI) is currently engaged in a three year
National Science Foundation-sponsored project “Building an Infrastructure
for Computer Security History.” The project consists of conducting oral
histories, creating a computer security wiki, and collecting and making
available archival resources to document computer security’s past.  In
conjunction with this project, CBI is hosting a workshop on computer
security history on July 11 and 12, 2014 and is seeking paper proposals for
the event.  Preliminary plans have been laid to publish many of the revised
papers from the workshop in a 2015 IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
special issue on computer security.

All papers must be historical studies—ranging from the technical,
scientific, political, legal, social, and cultural history of computer
security (contemporary analyses of current issues will not be considered).
Potential topics include, but are not limited to the history of pioneering
work funded by the military; Bell-Lapadula, Biba, Clark-Wilson  and other
computer security models; TCSEC/The Orange Book/Rainbow Series; public key
encryption/PKI; computer crime/criminal justice; hacking and hackers;
intrusion detection; computer security companies; and the computer security
industry.  Preference will be given for papers on U.S. topics between the
mid-1960s and the advent of the Web in the early 1990s.

Requirements and logistics
To be considered for workshop participation, authors should send a 500-750
word abstract detailing their proposed paper, which includes discussion of
the key sources for the study.  Authors must also submit a 2-page
curriculum vitae.  Applications should be sent to cbi at umn.edu as PDF
documents no later than Friday September 13, 2013. For accepted proposals,
full papers (6000 to 8000 words including footnotes) must be submitted for
pre-circulation to the workshop’s participants by June 15, 2014.  Travel
assistance will be provided to all accepted applicants, as well as lunches
and an event dinner on July 11, 2014.

Jeffrey R. Yost, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Charles Babbage Institute
Faculty, Program in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

222  21st Avenue South
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455

612 624 5050 Phone
612 625 8054 Fax
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