April 24, 2008

Privacy, Security and Trust: Enabling Innovation…

October 1-3, 2008

Delta Fredericton


The University of New Brunswick and the National Research Council of Canada’s Institute for Information Technology are jointly hosting PST2008, the 6th Annual Privacy, Security and Trust Research Conference Wednesday, October 1st thru Friday, October 3rd 2008, at the Delta Fredericton, 225 Woodstock Road, Fredericton, New Brunswick. PST2008 includes the annual Atlantic Privacy & Security Summit which this year will focus on PST issues in healthcare.

Theme: Privacy, Security and Trust: Enabling Innovation… Today new technologies and new applications will not be widely adopted until it can be demonstrated that the security of the underlying ICT infrastructure and the privacy of information being processed are both protected. Only then will users trust and therefore use these innovations and then, and only then, will the developers and society as a whole reap the benefits of the innovation. Without breakthroughs in PST technology the “bad guys” will continue to thwart our best efforts to convince the public that cyber space is a safe place to do business. PST2008 provides a forum for researchers world wide to unveil their work in PST and to show how we can use this work to enable innovation and keep ahead of the “dark side” of the Internet.

Goals: The annual Privacy, Security and Trust research conference has quickly established itself as a leading forum for the presentation and discussion of the latest challenges and solutions covering a wide range of PST topics. The PST conference is unique in its broad approach including examining these issues from both the research and practice perspectives, encouraging multidisciplinary research, and fostering collaboration between academe, the private sector and government.

Who should attend: This event will be of particular interest to:

  • Privacy, security and trust researchers and research administrators
  • Decision makers and policy makers in the private and public sectors
  • Developers of ICT security and privacy enhancing products and tools
  • Representatives of regulating authorities and industry associations
  • ICT security and privacy specialists
  • Standards and Compliance community
  • Legal community
  • Privacy and Security Officers
  • Public Safety, Public Health and Emergency Management officials
  • Military and Law Enforcement communities
  • Risk managers
  • ICT vendors, manufacturers, developers and distributors


Format: PST2008 will feature:

  • Keynote talks (7),
  • Presentation of research paper (30 plus),
  • Atlantic Privacy and Security Summit – PST Issues in Healthcare (Wednesday),
  • Workshops and tutorials (Wednesday),
  • Networking reception (Wednesday evening)
  • Banquet (Thursday evening)
  • Vendor displays


Hosts: The Institute for Information Technology (IIT) is one of the National Research Council's (NRC) 20 research institutes and national programs. NRC-IIT conducts scientific research, develops technology, creates knowledge and supports innovation.

The Institute, headquartered in Fredericton, is proud of its research excellence and innovative business practices and values its R&D collaborations in information and telecommunications technologies with business, universities and government agencies, in Canada and around the world.

UNB is a university with a broadly-based research capacity that has been characterized by faculty of international caliber for nearly 200 years. UNB currently hosts over 800 faculty and research staff who, together with strong links to government laboratories, the community, the private sector, and more than sixty international institutions, provide research leadership and help define economic, social, and cultural strategies for New Brunswick. Research conducted at UNB is vital to the future success of New Brunswick and Atlantic Canada in an era of global competitiveness.

Event Chair: Dr. Ali Ghorbani, Assistant Dean (Research and Outreach) and Director Information Security Center of Excellence, Computer Science Faculty, UNB Fredericton.

Information: If you interested in attending, presenting or sponsoring please contact Greg Sprague, The call for papers and the call for workshop and tutorial proposals are both available on the PST2008 web site