The Smart Card Forum , a multi-industry organization working to accelerate the widespread acceptance and application of smart card technology, Monday announced that it has extended the deadline to July 31 for presentations and speaking abstracts for its September Annual Meeting. This is the first year that the organization has offered the opportunity to submit presentation and speaking proposals to technology and business leaders, educators, researchers and others who are not members of the Forum. This is being done in an effort to broaden the scope of the topics addressed during the annual meeting.
The theme for The Smart Card Forum’s next Annual Meeting, scheduled for September 22 and 23 in Washington, D.C., is “Privacy and Security in the Online World.” The two-day meeting will feature a number of smart card industry experts who will discuss the regulatory and legal aspects of security issues. Papers that examine the business, regulatory, social or technical aspects of smart card development, deployment and use are also sought by The Smart Card Forum.
“We’ve had an outpouring of interest from all sectors of the smart card industry and by extending the deadline, we expect to generate an even wider exchange of ideas,” said Donna Farmer, president and CEO of The Smart Card Forum. “We welcome and encourage smart card innovators to take advantage of this opportunity to participate in this open event and exchange ideas and perspectives with their peers in the industry.”
Examples of topics that will be considered include: business case studies — success or failure, innovative business applications, results of trials and rollouts, business case analysis, applications of smart card technology, and privacy and regulatory issues. Papers on new technology developments, innovative development environments for smart cards (i.e., languages) and systems that use smart cards as a component of a system are also welcome.
Papers that are not selected for the annual meeting may be reserved for a later Work Group meeting held by The Smart Card Forum.
Proposals should be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 31, 1999.
About The Smart Card Forum
The Smart Card Forum ([http://www.smartcardforum.org]) is a non-profit, multi-industry organization of nearly 200 members working to accelerate the widespread acceptance and application of multi-application smart card technology by bringing together, in an open forum, leading users and technologists from both the public and private sectors. The Smart Card Forum also operates the Smart Card Forum Educational Institute, the industry-leading course dedicated to providing smart card education that has set the standard in the industry. The curriculum is based on leading edge educational models and methodologies utilizing experienced instructors who are experts in the smart card industry.