STRINT Workshop

A W3C/IAB workshop on Strengthening the Internet Against Pervasive Monitoring (STRINT)

28 February – 1 March 2014, London

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Important Dates

20 January 2014:
Deadline for Position Papers
31 January 2014:
Acceptance notification and registration instructions sent.
7 February 2014:
Program and position papers announced.
14 February 2014:
Deadline for registration
6 March 2014:
Minutes published

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IAB and W3C gratefully acknowledge the STREWS project for hosting this workshop

… and Telefónica Digital for providing the workshop facilities.


The Vancouver IETF plenary concluded that pervasive monitoring represents an attack on the Internet, and the IETF has begun to carry out various of the more obvious actions required to try to handle this attack. However, there are additional much more complex questions arising that need further consideration before any additional concrete plans can be made.

The W3C and IAB will therefore host a one-day workshop on the topic of “Strengthening the Internet Against Pervasive Monitoring” before IETF 89 in London in March 2014, with support from the EU FP7 STREWS project.

Pervasive monitoring targets protocol data that we also need for network manageability and security. This data is captured and correlated with other data. There is an open problem as to how to enhance protocols so as to maintain network manageability and security but still limit data capture and correlation.

The overall goal of the workshop is to steer IETF and W3C work so as to be able to improve or “strengthen” the Internet in the face of pervasive monitoring. A workshop report in the form of an IAB RFC will be produced after the event.

Technical questions for the workshop include:

Presentations will take place on Friday afternoon and on Saturday.

Learn more about how to participate, including requirements for position papers.

(This information is also available in the workshop announcement from the IAB.)