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AUUG2006 Conference Details

The AUUG conference is Australia's premier event on UNIX and Open Systems, and will be run this year in Melbourne in Oct 2006.  It runs for 3 days and features many overseas invited speakers as well as speakers from around Australia.  On the day before the conference there are tutorials given by recognised national and international experts.

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AUUG 2006 Conference Information

Tutorials 10 October 2006

Conference 11-13 October 2006

Featured keynote speaker - Lars Rasmussen (Google)

Lar's talk is entitled "Google Maps — Organizing the World's Information, Geographically".  Lars will discuss the many pieces of the puzzle comprising Google Maps - for example, the Google Maps site is built as a single page consisting almost entirely of JavaScript.  (The acronym "AJAX" was later coined to describe this approach.)  He will discuss the pros and cons of AJAX, and delve into some particular technical challenges that had to be met.  Lars will also give a high-level overview of the challenges involved in working with spatial data: making it searchable, routable, and browsable.  The field is relatively new to Google, and most of the challenges still lie ahead.

Featured keynote speaker - Peter Gutmann (University of Auckland)

Peter will talk on The Convergence of Internet Security Threats.

Just as the Internet has subsumed all earlier networking technology (ARPAnet, ATM, BITnet, DECnet, Ethernet, ISDN, JANET, NSFNET, and many more), so an omnibus Internet security threat is gradually subsuming all earlier discrete threats (ID theft, phishing, script kiddies, spam, spyware, trojan horses, viruses).  Instead of being small-scale (if prolific) nuisances perpetrated mostly by script kiddies, these blended threats are increasingly being created by professional programmers and managed by international criminal organisations.  The Convergence of Internet Security Threats looks at the methods and technology behind this blended virus/trojan/spam/phishing/ID theft/credit card fraud threat, various less-than-effective attempts to address it via legislation, technology, and press releases, and some suggestions for potentially effective legislation and other protective measures.

The conference will be held at the Rendezvous Hotel, Flinders Street, Melbourne.

The Call For Papers (HTML) (PDF) is still available for information.

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