Thursday, March 12, 2009

I will be presenting at the MIT SPAM Conference 2009

Well, this is not really a posting about how applications are like people - its just an FYI that I will be presenting at The MIT Spam Conference 2009 being held at (surprise) MIT. It is a two day conference on March 26-27, 2009.

You can register (sponsor and MIT funded - no charge) by emailing the chair, Kathy Liszka Professor, Computer Science University of Akron, at

The agenda is reasonably technical and is as follows: (I hope to see you there!)

Thursday March 26, 2009
9:30 a.m. breakfast

10:00 a.m. chair opening
Kathy Liszka / Bill Yerazunis

10:15 a.m. keynote
Robert Bruen: ICANN Policy Enforcement

10:45 a.m. keynote
Garth Bruen: The Future of Anti-Spam: A Blueprint for New Internet Abuse Tools

11:15 a.m. paper
Adrian McElligott: Email Permission Keys

11:45 a.m. lunch

1:30 p.m. paper
Claudiu Musat: Spam Clustering Using Wave Oriented K Means

2:00 p.m. paper
Sebastian Holst: Account-free” Email Services to Combat Phishing, Brand Infringement, and Other Online Threats

2:45 p.m. paper
Nathan Friess: A Kosher Source of Ham

3:15 p.m. paper
Didier Colin: A Selective Learning Model For Spam Filtering

3:45 p.m. presentation
Rudi Vansnick: Is Spam in Europe easier to handle ?

6:00 p.m. reception
Courtesy of ComCast

Friday March 27, 2009
9:00 a.m. breakfast

9:30 a.m. paper
Tim Martin: Phishing for Answers: Exploring the Factors that Influence a Participant's Ability to Correctly Identify Email

10:00 a.m. paper
Reza Rajabiun: IPv6 and Spam

10:45 a.m. workshop
Adrian McElligott: How to integrate Email Permission Keys in to an existing Spam Filter in 5 easy steps

11:15 a.m. paper
Henry Stern: The Rise and Fall of Reactor Mailer

11:45 a.m. lunch

1:00 p.m. presentation
Andra Miloiu Costina: Do humans beat computers at pattern recognition?

1:30 p.m. paper
Cesar Fernandes: An Economic Approach to Reduce Commercial Spam

2:15 p.m. paper
Alexandru Catalin: Phishing 101

2:45 p.m. paper
Areej Al-Bataineh: Detection and Prevention Methods of Botnet-generated Spam