2001 Conferences

7th CACR Information Security Workshop
Smart Cards: Technology, Applications and Security

April 25, 2001 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Sheraton Reston Hotel, 11810 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia

The 7th CACR Information Security Workshop, titled Smart Cards: Technology, Applications and Security, will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2001 at the Sheraton Reston, Reston, Virginia and hosted by Certicom Corp. Topics that will be covered include:

  • State of the Industry - who are the players, who are the customers, what are the applications, what are the issues for wide scale deployment
  • Latest in smart card technology such as multi application operating systems, processors, etc.
  • Update on active and passive security attacks such as DPA, fault analysis, etc and the latest and best means to counter these attacks
  • Information Assurance
  • Applications such as financial, transportation, and health care
  • Integration of biometrics, encryption and smart cards

With the mobility that we have today with anywhere, anytime access to myriad applications via the wired and wireless Internet and Intranets, smart cards provide a perfect form factor for storing individual user's private information such as digital certificates, public and private keys, and health care and financial details, and for processing financial and other transactions.

The series of Information Security Workshops is organized by the University of Waterloo's CACR (Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research) (url: www.cacr.math.uwaterloo.ca) and has been established to provide a highly focused and content full program covering topics of interest to the sponsors' customers, potential customers and employees. The targeted attendee is an individual with a solid background in information security, with two plus years of experience in developing or deploying information security solutions for electronic commerce or other applications. This individual understands some of the issues and challenges (short term and long term) in this area and attends the workshop in order to gain exposure to different approaches (including specific vendor's approaches) or technology and understand the availability of such, thereby expanding the "tools" in his or her respective tool box.

This workshop is the 7th in the series. Agendas and presentations from previous workshops can be found at www.cacr.math.uwaterloo.ca under conferences.

  • Certicom Corp.
  • MasterCard International
  • Mondex International Limited
  • Pitney Bowes

  • Alfred Menezes Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research (CACR) University of Waterloo
  • Sherry Shannon Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research (CACR) and SVI Consulting Ltd.
  • Chris Fader University of Waterloo and SVI Consulting Ltd.


April 25, 2001 (Wednesday) REGISTRATION

There is no registration fee for guests invited by the sponsors (Certicom, MasterCard, MITACS, Mondex, and Pitney Bowes). The registration fee for other participants is as follows:
  • CAD $300 (USD $200).
  • For participants affiliated with an academic institution: CAD $75 (USD $50).
Please register as soon as possible as space is limited for this workshop; registration is on a first-come first-serve basis.

To register, complete, in full, the attached REGISTRATION FORM and return it along with your payment (if applicable) to: Mrs. Frances Hannigan, C&O Dept., University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1. You may also register by email (fhannigan@math.uwaterloo.ca) or by phone (Frances Hannigan: 519-888-4027).

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**Make Cheque/Money Order Payable in
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The workshop will be held at The Sheraton Reston Hotel, 11810 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia

A block of hotel rooms (under the name CACR) has been set aside for Tuesday, April 24 at the Sheraton Reston at the rate of $229.00 US plus tax. Please make your reservations directly with the hotel by calling (703) 620 9000 or 1 800 392-7666 prior to the cut-off date of March 27, 2001. All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Individual cancellations not made by 6:00 pm the day prior to arrival will result in a charge of one night's room and tax to the guest's credit card. No-shows will be charged.

Transportation is provided to and from the Dulles Airport. Please use the hotel telephone in the baggage claim area to call the Sheraton Reston. The Sheraton Reston courtesy bus picks up every half an hour at the designated place. Please note that there are two Sheraton hotels near the airport and each hotel operates its own courtesy bus. Please make sure that you board the correct bus.

The closest airport is Dulles Washington DC Airport

There will be a mini-bus available to transport attendees round trip between the Sheraton and the Herndon office.

Location: 1175 Herndon Parkway, Suite 750, Herndon, VA 20170

  1. Start out going Southwest on SUNRISE VALLEY DRIVE by turning RIGHT
  2. Turn RIGHT onto RESTON PKWY
  3. Stay in left-hand lane and turn LEFT onto DULLES TOLL ROAD, VA-267 West
  4. Take exit number 10, towards HERNDON/CHANTILLY
  5. Keep RIGHT at the fork in the exit ramp
  6. After tollbooth ($.25 toll), merge RIGHT onto CENTREVILLE RD (Centreville becomes ELDEN ST after the first traffic light)
  7. Stay in the left-hand lane and at 3rd traffic light turn LEFT onto HERNDON PKWY
  8. At second driveway, turn LEFT into Herndon Corporate Centre and immediately turn RIGHT (DO NOT follow posted signs to building 1175)
  9. At dead-end, turn LEFT, building will be on your left and the entrance to suite 750 will be the first door

For further information please contact:
Department of Combinatorics & Optimization
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
e-mail: fhannigan@math.uwaterloo.ca
Fax: (519) 725-5441
Phone: (519) 888-4027

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