Visible to the public SaTC 2012 Draft Program Agenda

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace PI Meeting

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

SESSION 1: Opening Session
0830 Welcome: NSF Charge and Brief Introductions, SaTC Program Officers
0845 Opening Remarks, CISE Director, NSF Director, and/or Legislative Branch Representative
0915 Plenary Keynote: Angela Sasse (University College, London)
1000 Break
SESSION 2: Crossing the Line: Cool Results That Stradle Disciplines
1030 Trustworthy Computing and Human Factors: Michael Byrne (ORGANIZATION)
Topic: Voting Machines and Human Behavior
1045 Signal Processing, Cryptography, Speech: Fabian Monrose (UNC Chapel Hill
Topic: Understanding Encrypted Speech
1100 Economics and Security: Vern Paxon (UC Berkeley)
Topic: Spam Economics
1115 Security and Neuroscience: Dan Boneh (Stanford University)
Topic: Implicity Learned Passwords
1130 Q&A/Discussion
1200 Box Lunch Pickup
SESSION 3: Other Government Programs
1215 Lunch Panel
(DARPA, DHS, DoE Cyber PMs or office chief on related actitivies/discussion.
Brief surveys of related current programs/activities in other (non-NSF) agencies)
1315 Break
SESSION 4: Update on National Strategy for Federal Cybersecurity R&D
1330 Panel: Overview of the National Strategy and Review of Activities in Pursuit of it (with Audience Interaction)
Panelists: Lauren Van Wazer (OSTP), Keith Marzullo (NSF), Brad Martin (ODNI)
1500 Break
SESSION 5: Cross-Disciplinary Conversations
1530 Cross-Disciplinary Conversations (One-on-one conversations to acquaint people with others in different disciplines).
1730 Dinner on your own
SESSION 6: Posters/Rumps/BoFs
1930 Posters Available
Poster Session Chair: Micah Sherr (Georgetown University)
2100 Adjourn for the day


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

0830 Opening Announcements, SaTC Program Officers
SESSION 7A: Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) & Cybersecurity
0845 Education Keynotes, Presenter(s) TBD
Topic: Addressing Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) from broad perspective, including security issues
0915 Moderated Discussion
SESSION 7B: Competitions & SaTC
0945 Competitions & SaTC
Topic: Address interaction of competitions, education, research
Speaker/Panel/Discussion TBD
1030 Break
SESSION 8: Transition to Practice
1100 Transition to Practice Keynote, Speaker TBD
Topic: Address alternative paths from research to practice
1145 TTP: Moderated Discussion, Panelists TBD
1215 Pickup Box Lunches
SESSION 9: Breakout Discussion Sessions
1245 Discussion Sessions Intro (Charges to workshop groups, coordination, announcements)
1315 Parallel Discussion Sessions (15 topics, possibly with 5 most popular topics doubled)
1445 Break
SESSION 10: Breakout Discussion Sessions Continue
1515 Discussion Sessions continue, produce report-out materials
1715 Dinner (on your own)
SESSION 11: Rumps/BOFs
1930 Rumps/BOFs Sessions
2100 Adjourn for the day


Thursday, November 29, 2012

0830 Opening Announcements, SaTC Program Officers
SESSION 12: Workshop Report-Outs
0845 Coordinated report-outs, discussion session chairs
1015 Break
SESSION 13: Concluding Plenary
1100 Plenary Keynote: Stuart Firestein (Columbia University)
Author of "Ignorance: How It Drives Science"
1200 Box Lunch Pickup
Secure ad Trustworthy Computing PI Meeting Adjourned


Session Descriptions:

Session 1: Opening 1A and 1B: Introductions and Congressional / NSF senior management talks. Content of NSF senior management talk could include a brief history of the NSF programs in this area, to help set the context for new PIs. 1C. Opening talk by Angela Sasse (University College London) addressing SaTC themes from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Session 2: Cross-disciplinary cool results. Four short talks presenting interesting results that will be new to most of the audience and represent work that crosses disciplinary boundaries.

Session 3: Other Government Programs. Provide the researchers with a broad view of the government research programs outside of NSF in the area.

Session 4: Update on National Strategy for Federal Cybersecurity R&D Program. Presentations by OSTP, ODNI, NSF on the national strategy (what it is) and what progress has been made since it was released (just about a year ago).

Session 5: Cross-Disciplinary Conversations and Posters. Help PIs establish contacts with researchers working in other disciplines relatively early in the meeting. Each participant will be scheduled for eight 15-minute one-one conversations according to information provided on background and interests.
Posters will also be available during this period and in the evening. PIs will be invited to prepare posters; they will be submitted electronically and produced local to the conference. A template poster has been developed; the posters can also be placed on a website. Micah Sherr (Georgetown University) has agreed to organize the poster session.

Session 6: Posters/Rump/BoF. Evening session available for those who wish to self-organize meetings on topics of mutual interest. Not explicitly scheduled in order to avoid overloading. Posters can actually be up all day.

Session 7A: MOOCs & Cybersecurity. Massively Open Online Courses are here, and the past year has already seen some offered in the area of cybersecurity. A speaker will be sought who has experience in teaching such courses and can give an interesting perspective on how such courses might evolve and whether they can provide an effective path to increasing the pool of well-trained researchers and developers.

Session 7B: Competitions & SaTC. How might competitions be used to educate students to build more secure systems? What are the pluses and minuses of such an approach to education in SaTC? What can we learn from the competitions that are currently running (upwards of 75, apparently).

Session 8: Transition to Practice Plenary Startup companies provide one path for successful research ideas to move from the laboratory to the cyberinfrastructure. but there are others. Speakers with diverse, successful experiences in moving cybersecurity-related research to practice will give short talks on their experiences and engage with the audience in discussion.

Sessions 9, 10: Discussion sessions. The balance of the second day will be conducted as a set of parallel discussion sessions. Fifteen topics have been developed, formulated as questions to be discussed / answered in the sessions. The total number of discussion groups could be more (or less) than the fifteen indicated if facilities and interests dictate; space to hold as many as 20 sessions is planned, in order to keep the groups small enough to encourage discussion. Chairs for about 10 of the groups are confirmed. Detailed content and structure of each discussion session is delegated to the session chair. Report-outs will be coordinated in the evening by the chairs and delivered the following morning.

Session 11: Rump/BoF. See Session 6 above.

Session 12: Workshop Report-Outs. Discussion chairs provide coordinated reports on the results of the previous afternoon’s work.

Session 13: Concluding Plenary Stuart Firestein (Columbia University) on Ignorance as a motivator for science.