9th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing

October 20–23, 2013 | Austin, Texas, United States

Panel 1

Monday, October 21, 2013

4:20 - 5:50 PM

Title: Federated Security Platforms: Are we there yet?

Moderator: Mohamed Eltoweissy


Mudhakar Srivasta (IBM, Thomas J. Watson Research Center)

Dijiang Huang (Arizona State University)

Latifur Khan (University of Texas – Dallas)

James Joshi (University of Pittsburgh)


A Security Platform (SP) provides a multitude of security services that are well coordinated and share a unified interface and knowledgebase. Security services include monitoring, detection, response and prevention. SPs are contrasted with disparate security tools that might conflict with one another and usually do not interoperate or cooperate seamlessly. A SP is managed by a service provider or by the organization itself. A SP manages huge amounts of data that usually belong to a single authority. While cooperation among and federation of SP services belonging to different authorities are likely to yield enhanced security due to shared information and coordinated services, sometimes autonomously, the potential violation of proprietary and private information inhibit such interactions. The panel will address three main questions related to federation of SPs as follows:

  1. Should organizations migrate to SP services in the near term? Why or why not?
  2. What are the benefits and drawbacks of SP federation, particularly addressing different levels of automation?
  3. What theory, architectures, mechanisms and policies are forseen for effective federation?

Panel 2

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

1:30 - 3:00 PM

Title: Collaborative Computing and Current Hot Topics

Moderator: Calton Pu, Georgia Tech, USA

Panelists: [Hot Topic expertise]

  • James Caverlee (Texas A&M University, USA
  • Surya Nepal (CSIRO Computational Informatics, Australia)
  • Mimi McClure (NSF, USA)
  • Wenwey Hseush (eBizprise, USA)


With the continuous evolution of Internet and data centers, many applications have become increasingly distributed and collaborative. For example, ecommerce apps have been incorporating recommendations from both buyers and sellers. Another example is the growing area of crowdsourcing, which has become increasingly useful for solving many otherwise difficult problems. Information Technology (IT) infrastructure that supports this growth of collaboration includes current hot topics such as Computing Clouds, Big Data, Internet of Things (Cyber Physical Systems), data centers, and more. The panelists will discuss the future perspectives of collaborative computing from these interactions with current hot topics.