Scope and Goals
by the National Science Foundation, the US/Mideast Workshop on
Trustworthiness in Emerging Distributed Systems and Networks will bring
together leading US and Mideast scientists pursuing research at the nexus of
a number of computer science areas (from distributed systems and networking
to cryptography and formal methods), with the goal of spurring future
collaborative projects and activities. Towards that end, the workshop will
be organized with an emphasis on activities designed to facilitate tangible
Identifying emerging areas
of common research interests related to issues of security and trust in
emerging distributed systems and networks (e.g., as it relates to cloud
computing, mobile computing, social networking, and clean-slate Internet architectures).
collaborations between US and Mideast scientists to expand their
connections and to serve as models for new collaborations.
Providing a unique
opportunity for Mideast researchers desiring collaborations with one
another and with US counterparts to identify interesting projects and
potential partners and to work out initial arrangements in person,
including arrangements for follow-up exchange visits.
Providing US researchers
desiring to expand the international aspects of their research with an
opportunity to meet and establish a working relationship with qualified
researchers from the Mideast.
addition, the meeting will provide attendees from each region a deepened
understanding of the nature of research activities in the other region, as
well as an expanded set of personal contacts.
The workshop will feature a set
of plenary presentations by leading researchers in a number of key
Cybertrust areas, as well as breakout and panel discussions organized based
on common interests of groups of participants.
to Boston University by the
NSF Office of International Science and
Engineering (OISE) and
NSF CNS Program of the Computer and Information Science & Engineering Directorate
is supporting this workshop. The
Hariri Institute and the
RISCS Center at
Boston University are providing administrative support.
University is providing generous local support as the workshop host.
Participation in the workshop is
by invitation only. Additionally, researchers interested in being considered
for participation are invited to submit to the workshop organizers by
March 30, 2012 a short position statement (no more than two pages),
summarizing current or envisioned research projects or activities related to
the workshop general theme and stated goals.
Depending on availability of
funds, participants who are not able to secure financial support covering
travel and local expenses from their home organizations may be eligible for
full or partial support.
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