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Workshop and Prize on Root Causes and Mitigation of Name Collisions (WPNC)

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Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 5:00 PM - Monday, March 10, 2014 at 5:00 PM (EST)

London W2, United Kingdom

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A high-impact two day workshop on the causes and potential mitigations of domain name collisions is being organized for March 8-10, 2014. Research submissions are sought for presentation in the workshop and entry into the competition. A prize committee at the workshop, basing its determinations on both the advance submissions and the in-person presentations of the submissions, will award $50,000 for the most valuable research contribution, one that most advances the state of knowledge and/or most deeply analyzes and mitigates risk. Additional prizes will be awarded, a second prize of $25,000, and up to five third prizes of $10,000.

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WPNC14, March 8-10, 2014

N = Peer-reviewed paper Non-Competition Track
C = Peer-reviewed paper Competition Track

Saturday, March 8th
5:00pm-7:00pm: Welcome Reception, Minako at the Met

Sunday, March 9th

8:00am-9:00am: Breakfast, Buckingham Room

9:00am-10:15am: Welcome and Keynote Session, Blenheim Room
• Workshop Welcome, Burt Kaliski
• Bruce Schneier, Keynote: Keeping an Eye on Name Collisions

10:15am-10:30am: Refreshments Break

10:30am-12:00pm: Research Session I, Blenheim Room
• Matt Thomas and Andrew Simpson: Analysis Techniques for Determining Cause and Ownership of DNS Queries (N)
• Colin Strutt, Invited Talk: Looking at as a proxy for .corp
• Jim Reid, Analysing the Use of the RA and RD bits in Queries to Root Servers (C)

12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch, Buckingham Room

1:00pm-2:30pm: Research Session II, Blenheim Room
• Nick Feamster, Invited Talk (Confirmed): Title TBA
• Geoff Huston, Invited Talk: Measuring DNS Behaviour from the End User Perspective
• Matt Thomas, Yannis Labrou, and Andrew Simpson, The Effectiveness of Block Lists in Preventing Collisions (N)

2:30pm-2:45pm: Refreshments Break

2:45pm-3:15pm: Keith Mitchell, Invited Talk: DNS-OARC - Moderator: Anne-Marie Eklund Löwinder, Blenhim Room

3:15pm-4:30pm: Panel - Internet Engineering and Standards Considerations
Suzanne Woolf (Moderator), Peter Koch, Olaf Kolkman, Warren Kumari, John Levine, Blenheim Room

4:30pm-5:00pm: Day 1 Wrap-Up Session, Blenheim Room

Monday, March 10th

8:00am-9:00am: Breakfast, Buckingham Room

9:00am-10:30am: Research Session III, Blenheim Room
• Paul Hoffman, Invited Talk: Name Collision Mitigation for Enterprise Networks
• Casey Deccio and Duane Wessels, What's in a Name (Collision): Modeling and Quantifying Collision Potential (N)
• Andrew Simpson, Detecting Search Lists in Authoritative DNS (N)

10:30am-10:45am: Refreshments Break

10:45am-12:20pm: Name Collisions Management Framework Session, Blenheim Room
• Moderator: Olaf Kolkman
• Jeff Schmidt, Framework Presentation (60 minutes, including clarification questions)
• Group Comments and Discussion (35 minutes) – including brief (1-3 slide) discussion talks

12:20pm-1:15pm: Lunch, Buckingham Room

1:15pm-1:45pm: Workshop Wrap-Up and Next Steps, Blenheim Room
• Group Comments and Discussion – Moderator, Burt Kaliski

1:45pm-3:00pm: Networking Session & Sweets and Coffee Available


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Hilton Metropole
225 Edgware Road
IJU London W2
United Kingdom

Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 5:00 PM - Monday, March 10, 2014 at 5:00 PM (EST)

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