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USENIX Security Symposium, August 9-13, 2004, San Diego, CA, USA
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Work-in-Progress Reports (WiPs) and Poster Session
Poster Session: Thursday, August 12, 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
WiPs: Friday, August 13, 2:00 pm–4:00 p.m.

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Would you like to share a provocative opinion, interesting preliminary work, or a cool idea that will provoke discussion? The USENIX Security technical sessions will include slots for work-in-progress (WiPs) reports and a poster session. WiPs are the last session of the conference; posters will be presented during the pool-side reception a day earlier. We are particularly interested in presentations of student work. To submit, please send a proposal (one page or less, PS or PDF, please) via email to by August 2, 2004—new extended deadline! Note that we have a limited number of slots available for WiPs and Posters; proposals received by the deadline will be considered with a higher priority than those received late. Please indicate if you wish your proposal to be considered for a WiP report, a poster session, or either; if you choose either, you may specify a preference for WiP or Poster.

Make sure to include your name, names of collaborators, all affiliations, and the title of your WiP or poster. All accepted abstracts will be posted on this Web site; final WiP and poster presentations will also be posted to the conference Web site after the conference is over. The time available for WiPs will be distributed among the presenters, with each speaker allocated between 5 and 10 minutes. This time limit will be strictly enforced. The schedule of presentations will be posted at the Symposium and on this Web site. Poster presenters will have the entirety of the evening reception to discuss their work with attendees.

You will be notified if your WiP or poster was accepted by August 5, 2004. If your WiP is accepted, you will have to email your presentation (PowerPoint or PDF only) by August 8th to All WiP presentations will be verified, pre-loaded onto, and presented using a single laptop.

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (BoFs)
Current BoF Schedule
Tuesday, August 10, 6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 11, 7:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 12, 7:30 p.m.–11:30 p.m.
Do you have a topic you'd like to discuss with others? Our Birds-of-a-Feather sessions may be perfect for you. Birds-of-a-Feather sessions (BoFs) are informal gatherings organized by attendees interested in a particular topic. To schedule a BoF and to see the latest schedule, check out the BoF boards in the registration area.

Social Activities
Meet the conference speakers and connect with your peers in the community.

Wednesday, August 11, 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Don't miss the poolside Conference Reception. Enjoy Mexican food, beer, and wine as you take advantage of the chance to mingle with peers and meet industry leaders.

Addison-Wesley/Prentice Hall PTR "Meet the Authors" Session
Thursday, August 12, 3:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Stop by the Partner Publishers Table to meet authors, ask questions, or say hello. Participating authors include Bill Cheswick, Gary McGraw, Steve Bellovin, and Radia Perlman.

Reception and Poster Session
Thursday, August 12, 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Don't miss the cool new ideas and the latest preliminary research on display at the poolside Poster Reception. Take part in challenging discussions and enjoy great food.

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