The USENIX Vail Computer Elements Workshop is a unique four day
workshop that has been around for 46 years serving leading
architects of the computer industry. This intentionally small
workshop is intended to allow a lively interaction between the
participants and the speakers. The agenda is 100% invited
technical talks and the audience is mostly previous speakers. Past
keynotes have been Seymour Cray, Gordon Moore, Burton Smith, and
This year marks the 46 year of the workshop. The workshop will be held June 19 - 22, 2016 at the Christiania at Vail.
This year's Keynote will be Cryptography in the New World Order by John Kelsey Computer Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Computer Security Division
Given the recent events in the world of information security, the requirements and methods of creating consensus on cryptographic algorithms and protocols has shifted. This will cause deep changes in infrastructure potentially down to the instructions in the processors. This talk will discuss one person’s opinions on how the future may play out.
John's main interests center around using cryptography and
computer security to solve real-world problems. John has been
working in cryptography for about 20 years doing research and
writing papers, writing standards, written and reviewed code. He's
designed algorithms and protocols, some of which were broken,
others which have survived so far. Since joining NIST in 2003 he
has had the opportunity to work on some really fascinating
projects, including secure random number generation, electronic
voting, and selecting a new standard hash function.
|Processor Technology|| Jay Fleischman
|Process Technology||Yahya Sotoudeh
|Novel Software Approaches||David Cunningham
|Internet of Things||Pete Wilson
|Analog and Sensors||Michael Allen
|Consumer Electronics||Atsushi Hasegawa
The workshop is "all inclusive". The workshop fee covers the event, housing and all food from dinner Sunday through lunch Wednesday.Fees will be:
after June 1
Registration fees include the workshop, lodging and meals. The prices increase by $100 on June 1st.
Purchase your ticket now.
The workshop has been held since 1974 and some of the past workshops are available online.
The executive committee can be found here.