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Monday, July 28th, 2008

Date:2008-07-28 03:23
Subject:In San Jose.
Security:Public

This week, i'm attending the Usenix Security conference in San Jose.

Monday and Tuesday are EVT 2008, the workshop on Electronic Voting Technology. Here's what we'll be talking about; i'm looking forward to it.

Debra Bowen, the California Secretary of State, kicks off the main security conference on Wednesday with a keynote address entitled "Dr. Strangevote or: How I Learned to Stop Worry and Love the Paper Ballot". That'll probably be fun. Nadia's paper is being presented later that day.

Voting continues to be a major topic in the computer security world. Despite having its own workshop and being featured in the keynote address, there is also a session of voting-related papers at the main conference on Friday.

It's a bit weird being here with nothing to present, and no longer the academic but merely a hanger-on-of-academics. Seeing everyone here will, no doubt, remind me how much i miss the freedom of academia and the networks of people i know from graduate school. Oh, well... i can't be both full-time in academia and full-time in industry at the same time; i had to make a choice. We'll see how it works out.

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