Workshop on Governance of Technology, Information, and Policies (GTIP):

Addressing the Challenges of Worldwide Interconnectivity

December 7, 2010
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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 invited 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.

Organizing Committee:
Matt Bishop, UC Davis
Carrie Gates, CA Labs
Peter Matthews, CA Labs
Cheryl Morris, CA Labs
Harvey Rubinovitz, MITRE Corporation
Christoph Schuba, Oracle Corporation
Program Committee:
Matt Bishop, UC Davis
Carrie Gates, CA Labs, CA Technologies
Joseph Lorenzo Hall, UC Berkeley/Princeton
Candice Hoke, Cleveland State University
Jeffrey Hunker, Jeffrey Hunker Associates
Peter Matthews, CA Labs, CA Technologies
Sean Peisert, LBNL/UC Davis
Jane Winn, University of Washington

Agenda for GTIP 2010

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  8:30 –  8:40 Welcome
  8:40 –  9:15 Keynote: Can Technology Solve Governance?
Jeffrey Hunker, Jeffrey Hunker Associates LLC
  9:15 –  9:45 Insider Threats to Voting Systems
Alec Yasinsac, University of South Alabama
  9:45 – 10:00 Discussion
10:00 – 10:30 Break
 10:30 – 11:00 Cognitive and Knowledge Representation Considerations in Developing a Biomedical Research Permissions Ontology
Jihad Obeid, Medical University of South Carolina; Davera Gabriel, University of California, Davis; and
Iain Sanderson, Medical University of South Carolina
 11:00 – 11:15 Discussion
 11:15 – 11:45 Building a Chain of Trust: Using Policy and Practice to Enhance Trustworthy Data Discovery and Sharing
Nick Anderson and Kelly Edwards, University of Washington
 11:45 – 12:00 Discussion
 12:00 –  1:30 Lunch
  1:30 –  2:00 Developing Foundations for Accountability Systems: Informational Norms and Context-Sensitive Judgments
Robert Sloan, University of Illinois at Chicago; and Richard Warner, Chicago-Kent College of Law
  2:00 –  2:15 Discussion
  2:15 –  2:45 ENDORSE: A Legal Technical Framework for Privacy Preserving Data Management
Paul Malone and Mark McLaughlin, Waterford Institute of Technology; Ronald Leenes, Universiy of Tilburg;
Pierfranco Ferronato, Soluta.Net; Nick Lockett, DL Legal LLP; Pedro Bueso Guillen, University of Zaragoza;
Thomas Heistracher, Salzburg University of Applied Sciences; and Giovanni Russello, CREATE-NET
  2:45 –  3:00 Discussion
  3:00 –  3:30 Break
  3:30 –  4:00 Security Through Management: Integrating Security into the Organizational Culture
Laura Corriss, Barry University
  4:00 –  4:15 Discussion
  4:15 –  4:45 Policy Proposal: Limit Address Allocation to Extend the Lifetime of IPv4 in the APNIC Region
Zheng Dong and L. Jean Camp, Indiana University
  4:45 –  5:00 Discussion
  5:00 –  5:10 Wrap-up