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Date: June 10th, 2011, from 10:00 to 16:30

Location: IBM Research Zurich, Säumerstrasse 4, 8803 Rüschlikon, Switzerland

Cost: no registration fee

Joint dinner: June 9th, 2011, 19:00 Restaurant Moosegg, Säumerstrasse 31, 8803 Rüschlikon

Trustworthy, yet privacy-preserving authentication is necessary to enable long-term and lifelong privacy for users. Attribute-based credentials offer a solution allowing strong authentication while the user may remain anonymous towards the relying party and without the identity provider learning to know about the websites visited or services deployed by a user. The technology to deploy attribute-based credentials is available with IBM's Identity Mixer and Microsoft's U-Prove. The EC-funded project ABC4Trust now takes up the heritage of the PRIME and PrimeLife projects and will deploy systems using attribute-based credentials in actual production pilots and deliver open reference implementations.

PrimeLife and ABC4Trust organize a joint tutorial explaining the basics of the technology, its potential spheres of application for privacy-enhancing technologies and some building blocks of the underlying cryptography. The tutorial will be held in Rüschlikon (near Zurich) on Friday June 10, 2011 and hosted by IBM Research Zurich.

Tutorials will be given by expert researchers from Microsoft and IBM, presenting a common view on Privacy-ABC technologies that encompasses both the U-Prove and Identity Mixer technologies.

09:30 Welcome coffee in the IBM Cafeteria

10:00 start of Session 1

General introduction to privacy-enhanced attribute-based credentials (Privacy-ABCs)

  • Comparison to traditional public-key credentials
  • High-level concepts and features
  • Cryptographic building blocks (high-level overview)

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Session 2

Integrating Privacy-ABCs in identity management architectures and policy languages

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13:00 Lunch in the IBM Cafeteria

14:00 Session 3

Real-life application scenarios & demos


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Session 4

Questions and discussions

16:30 End of the tutorial

PrimeLife is pleased to invite participants arriving on Thursday evening for a dinner. Attendees of the PrimeLife Summit Event and the SEC2011 may conveniently join the meeting by extending their stay in Switzerland and commute via train from Lucerne to Zurich.
Hotel rooms have been reserved in Rüschlikon for booking until the May 20th.

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Update: Agenda as PDF