Report on the PORTIA Workshop on Sensitive Data in Medical, Financial, and Content-Distribution Systems

This workshop took place at the Stanford University Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center on July 8 and 9, 2004. Approximately 40 people participated, many supported by the PORTIA grant; they included grad students, junior and senior faculty, national-labs researchers, and representatives of the software industry and relevant user communities. Sixteen talks were presented -- both invited and contributed; abstracts and slides are available for all of them.

In addition to listening to the formal talks, participants were invited to participate in breakout sessions and to formulate research problems. The results of these sessions are reported below. Some have since been investigated by PORTIA researchers and others, and we hope to present the fruits of these investigations at future PORTIA-related events.