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Tutorials, Invited Talks, WiPs, and BoFs

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Security 2000 Exhibition

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In addition to the refereed papers and the keynote presentation, the technical program will include tutorials, invited talks, panel discussions, a Work-in-Progress session (WIPs), and Birds of a Feather Sessions. You are invited to make suggestions regarding topics or speakers for any of these formats to the program chair via email to


Tutorials for both technical staff and managers will provide immediately useful, practical information on topics such as local and network security precautions, what cryptography can and cannot do, security mechanisms and policies, firewalls and monitoring systems.

If you are interested in proposing a tutorial, or suggesting a topic, contact the USENIX Tutorial Coordinator, Dan Klein, by phone at +1.412.422.0285 or by email to

Invited Talks

These survey-style talks given by experts range over many interesting and timely topics. The Invited Talk Coordinator, Win Treese, welcomes suggestions for topics and requests proposals for particular talks. In your proposal state the main focus, including a brief outline, and be sure to emphasize why your topic is of general interest to our community. Please submit via email to

Work-in-Progress Session (WIPs)

The last session of the symposium will be a Work-in-Progress session. This session will consist of short presentations about work-in-progress, new results, or timely topics. Speakers should submit a one- or two-paragraph abstract to by 6:00 pm on Wednesday, August 16, 2000. Please include your name, affiliation, and the title of your talk. The accepted abstracts will appear on the conference Web page after the symposium. The time available will be distributed among the presenters with a minimum of 5 minutes and a maximum of 10 minutes. The time limit will be strictly enforced. A schedule of presentations will be posted at the symposium by noon on August 17. Experience has shown that most submissions are usually accepted.

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (BoFs)

There will be Birds-of-a-Feather sessions (BoFs) both Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Birds-of-a-Feather sessions are informal gatherings of persons interested in a particular topic. BoFs often feature a presentation or a demonstration followed by discussion, announcements, and the sharing of strategies.

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