I am proud to announce that I have been invited to join the Program Committee for The 12th International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems (SSS 2010)-- Crypto Track. That is: this venue has a number of technical tracks, roughly reflecting different areas of study. The crypto track (to be ably co-chaired by Jonathan Katz and Gene Itkis) is new this year, but will (I trust) receive the same quality of submissions as the other, more established tracks.

Speaking of which, I note that there is a separate security track with equally impressive co-chairs-- presumably they would receive the non-cryptographic papers? But more importantly, I note that 'security' (in its most general sense) represents only two of ten total tracks. This makes me very hopeful that this event will encourage and foster cross-pollination between different areas of research-- something that I am coming more and more to appreciate.