Call for Papers

If I were going to conferences this semester, I'd likely go to this one:

Workshop on Governance of Technology, Information, and Policies (GTIP):
Addressing the Challenges of Worldwide Interconnectivity

December 7, 2010

The explosion in the use of the Internet over the last 10 years has connected institutions governments, researchers, and non-technical people throughout the world. The large number of devices connected to the networks has changed the Internet from a set of networks connecting computers to a set of networks connecting all types of objects. This trend, combined with the rise of collaborative technologies, virtual worlds, and cloud computing raises issues profoundly affecting how the management of systems, of computation, and of data is viewed.

A key issue that springs from the implications of managing the interconnection of people and devices throughout the world is how differing laws, customs, and world views have led to the application of technologies to meet goals that conflict, yet must interoperate. For example, the rules governing privacy vary throughout the world. However, with the advent of cloud computing it may no longer be possible to restrict data to jurisdictions with compatible rules because the cloud provider may migrate data or computation to leverage resources in other jurisdictions. How do we handle this situation technologically? How do we devise policies and processes to control the effects of this increasing interconnection, the technology, and the data? What implications does this have for laws, regulations, customs, and management?

The goal of this workshop is to explore these issues in a variety of contexts. We invite original position and research papers describing the challenges that must be resolved, policies, processes and technologies that may prove useful in dealing with these problems, security, technological, societal, and legal issues, as well as aspects of computing and managing data in a world of fragmented and incompatible rules. The following areas are examples of the topics that deal with the question of multi-jurisdiction computation, data management, and networking:

  • Cloud computing
  • Forensics
  • Privacy
  • Anonymity (including the need for it or the lack of need for it)
  • Attribution
  • Identity management
  • Physical and policy governance of and for the Internet
  • Frameworks for governance, particularly at the international level
  • Compliance with government regulation for multinational entities (networks, corporations)
  • Security
  • Incident response and handling
  • Emerging areas of conflict and co-operation

We particularly welcome papers that raise new concepts, describe emerging issues, and highlight work in progress that contributes to a better understanding of the issues and/or their resolution. Papers are encouraged from non-academic groups and institutions involved, or soon to be involved with these issues.

Final papers should be 6 to 8 pages long. Papers which have been previously published will not be accepted. Please use any of the templates at

to prepare your submission, as accepted papers will be posted to the ACM Digital Library. The submission web site is

This workshop is co-located with ACSAC 2010. See the workshop web page at

for more information.

Important dates:

Full paper due                  October 1, 2010 *** changed ***
Notification of acceptance      October 15, 2010
Camera-ready artwork due        November 1, 2010
Workshop date                   December 7, 2010

Program Committee:

Matt Bishop, UC Davis
Carrie Gates, CA Labs, CA Technologies
Joseph Lorenzo Hall, UC Berkeley/Princeton
Candice Hoke, Cleveland State University
Peter Matthews, CA Labs, CA Technologies
Jane Winn, University of Washington

Organizing Committee:

Matt Bishop, UC Davis
Carrie Gates, CA Labs, CA Technologies
Peter Matthews, CA Labs, CA Technologies
Cheryl Morris, CA Labs, CA Technologies
Harvey Rubinovitz, The MITRE Corp.

Sounds good, eh?

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