Welcome Meet & Greet
Sunday, August 3, 6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 6, 6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 7, 6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (BoFs)
Tuesday, August 5, 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 6, 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 7, 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Lead or attend a BoF! Meet with your peers! Present new work! Don't
miss these special activities designed to maximize the value of your
time at the conference. The always popular evening Birds-of-a-Feather
sessions are very informal gatherings of persons interested in a
particular topic. BoFs may be scheduled during the conference at the
registration desk or in advance by contacting the USENIX Conference
Dept. by email (email@example.com).
BoFs are open to all attendees. Topics are announced at the conference.
Special Microsoft Bof Session
Wednesday, August 6th, 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Code Identity-based Security in the Microsoft Next
Generation Secure Computing Base (NGSCB)
The goal of NGSCB is to develop an enhanced PC platform that
offers significant improvements in security, privacy, and robustness. A
central NGSCB innovation is incorporation of a code identity-based
security model. This model provides the basis for Authenticated
Operation, which allows NGSCB to enforce security and isolation between
applications and operating system code. The code identity-based
security model employs a variety of mechanisms to enable run-time
process and memory isolation, secure data storage, and secure I/O. In
addition, mechanisms are supported for attesting the identity of running
code to remote systems, enabling the creation of new types of
This will be an opportunity to hear from NGSCB development team members
about the code identity-based security model and related features. We
look forward to an interactive session with discussion of the value of
these features in creating a secure, open, and flexible environment for
end users and application developers.
Work-in-Progress Reports (WiPs)
Friday, August 8: 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Short, pithy, and fun, Work-in-Progress reports introduce
interesting new or ongoing work, and the USENIX audience provides
valuable discussion and feedback. If you have work you would like to
share or a cool idea that's not quite ready for publication, send a one-
or two-paragraph summary to
firstname.lastname@example.org . We are
particularly interested in presenting students' work. A schedule of presentations
will be posted at the conference, and the speakers will be notified in advance.
Work-in-Progress reports are five-minute presentations; the time limit will be strictly enforced.
Click here for the complete WiP schedule.