W3C logo, link to home page

Rules for participation | Workshop Goals and Scope | Expected Audience | Draft Agenda
| Workshop Organisation | Meeting Location | Hotel Details | Further Reading

W3C XML-Encryption Workshop [minutes]

Thursday, November 2, 2000
Lafayette/San Francisco, CA

Joseph Reagle <reagle@w3.org>
Discussion List

Registration and rules for participation

Participants do not have to be W3C members. However, everyone must REGISTER by October 23. Participants are expect to be familiar with the reading below. Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and registration will be limited to 35 participants. So make sure you use the REGISTRATION FORM to ensure that you can attend. Hotel room reservation by October 9th if you want to take advantage of the special rate.

Workshop Goals and Scope

If XML is to become the language of trusted Web applications (e.g., electronic commerce) it needs standard mechanisms for digitally signing and encrypting XML entities (and it needs them soon!). Furthermore, this mechanism must be fully functional in environments where only XML tools are available. While the joint IETF-W3C Working Group is completing a XML Digital Signatures specification, its charter expressly precludes work on encryption. Consequently, this Workshop will focus on (1) the requirements for XML encryption, (2) the proposals being discussed on the public XML Encryption list as potential starting points for a specification and (3) the structure of a possible W3C activity to advance such a specification to Recommendation.

Relevant topics include:

Related topics that are not part of XML Encryption (though they may provide requirements as an application) are:

Expected audience

We expect several groups will be interested in the workshop:

Draft Agenda

A preliminary draft agenda is available.

Position Papers

Position papers are not required. However, attendees must be informed with respect to the reading below. If you would like to give a presentation on related issues or proposals, please contact the Chair.

Workshop organization

The workshop will last for a single day. The structure of the workshop will be focussed on addressing the issues and leaving with specific approaches towards the technology and its standardization.

Meeting Location Details

The meeting will be taking place at the Lafayette Park Hotel, a ~40 minute drive from San Francisco. Methods for getting from San Francisco to Lafayette include rent-a-car, door-to-door van service, taxi, and public transport. Driving directions from San Francisco and Oakland Airports, as well as from SanJose are available. The Workshop will take place at:

George Washington Meeting Room
Lafayette Park Hotel
3287 Mount Diablo Boulevard
Lafayette, CA 94549

Hotel Details

A set of rooms have been reserved at the Lafayette Park Hotel at a reduced fee. While the registration page asks if you require a room, this is only for planning purposes. You must make your own room reservation by October 9 and state that you wish to have the XCert rate.

Further Reading

Joseph Reagle <reagle@w3.org> Last updated: 19th September 2000.