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Ms Roba Abbas is a final year honours student at the University of Wollongong, Australia. She is completing her Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology degree (majoring in Business Information Systems). Her research interests are focused on public data availability within the critical infrastructure space, in the context of regional Australia. Roba is also a part-time Solutions Analyst at Internetrix, Wollongong.
Prof Mary Barrett is a Professor of Management in the School of Management and Marketing at the University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia. Her teaching interests are in the fields of human resource management, employment relations and general management. Currently her research focuses on gender issues in management, organizational communication, including its relationship with information security, and family business, including women in family business. She has published over 60 academic articles and 6 books.
Ms Emilia Pérez Belleboni is a researcher in the VOTESCRIPT group at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), a lecturer in telecommunications engineering, and a PhD candidate in the Department of Engineering and Telematics Architecture. Emilia has presented her work at international peer reviewed conferences in South America, including, “Architectural design for a digital democracy telematic platform” and “VOTESCRIPT: a telematic voting system designed to enable final count verification”.
Mr Jesús Moreno Blázquez is a researcher in the VOTESCRIPT group at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), a lecturer in computer engineering, and a PhD candidate in the Department of Engineering and Telematics Architecture.
Prof Simon Bronitt is the Director of the National Europe Centre, Research School of Humanities and a Professor in the ANU College of Law. His research and teaching interests span criminal law and criminal justice, comparative law, with a special interest in covert policing, terrorism law and human rights. Recent publications include: Principles of Criminal Law, with B McSherry (2nd ed, Law Book Co, 2005) and Law in Context, with S Bottomley (3rd ed, Federation Press (2006).
Mr Mark Burdon graduated from South Bank University (now London South Bank University) with LLB(Hons) in 1996. He worked in the UK Civil Service at the Cabinet Office whilst studying his MSc(Econ) Public Policy at the University of London’s Queen Mary and Westfield College. He graduated in 1998 and his dissertation researched ICT implementation policies in central government. Following his studies, Mark worked at the Bloody Sunday Inquiry, the largest public inquiry in British history. The Inquiry developed a state-of-the-art hearing chamber using the most up to date courtroom technologies. He designed working processes involved with the new technologies and managed the Inquiry’s witness programme. Mark moved from the Inquiry and worked for the international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer on the Three Rivers case, the largest piece of litigation in English legal history. Mark immigrated to Australia in late 2004 and started work with the Information Security Institute in September 2005.
Prof Roger Clarke is Principal of Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd, Canberra. He is also a Visiting Professor in the Cyberspace Law & Policy Centre at the University of N.S.W., a Visiting Professor in the E-Commerce Programme at the University of Hong Kong, and a Visiting Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Australian National University. He was for a decade the Chair of the Economic Legal and Social Implications Committee of the Australian Computer Society, and spent some time as the ACS Director of Community Affairs. He holds degrees from UNSW and ANU, and has been a Fellow of the ACS since 1986. He has been a Board-member of the Australian Privacy Foundation since its foundation in 1987. He has undertaken research, consultancy and public interest advocacy, and published extensively in Australia and overseas, in the areas of identification, security, dataveillance and social impacts and implications of information technology, for over 30 years. His website is one of the most extensive and most used resources in these areas.
Prof Peter Croll has been developing dependable software solutions for three decades in both industry and academia. He attained his PhD in 1990 from the University of Sheffield researching into safe designs of distributed real-time computer systems. He joined QUT in 2004 as their Professor of Software Engineering in the Faculty of Information Technology and as the Director of the research Centre for Information Technology Innovation (CITI). For three years previously, Prof Croll was Head of School for IT and Computer Science, at Wollongong University where he was also the Director of both their research institute for Telecommunications and IT (TITR) and their e-Health initiative. He is currently seconded as a Fellow of CSIRO’s National Flagship on Preventative Health to investigate the privacy and security risks associated with electronic health data integration. Professor Croll is an active Fellow of the Australian and British Computer Societies, a Chartered Information Technology Professional and a Chartered Engineer. Prof Croll has attracted over $5 million in competitive funding and produced over 100 international research publications in refereed journals, conference proceedings and books. His research now focuses on risk-based development methods for producing high quality software for essential service industries.
Mr Keir Dyce recently completed a Bachelor of Information Technology at the University of Wollongong, achieving First class Honours. His supervisor was Professor Jennifer Seberry, Director of the Centre for Computer Security Research at the University of Wollongong. Keir is now working in information security for a major firm.
Mr Sergio Sánchez García is a researcher in the VOTESCRIPT group at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), a lecturer in telecommunications engineering, and a PhD candidate in the Department of Engineering and Telematics Architecture. Sergio has co-authored papers on the use of Java cards in telematic voting systems.
Prof Justo Carracedo Gallardo is a professor from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) and a senior member of the VOTESCRIPT research group having received his doctorate in computer science. Justo lectures in the Department of Engineering and Telematics Architecture.
Prof Margaret Jackson Professor of Computer Law and Director, Law Discipline in the School of Accounting and Law. Margaret is the author of Hughes on Data Protection in Australia, published by the LawBook Co in 2001, and A Practical Guide to Protecting Confidential Business Information, published by LawBook Co in 2003. Margaret is a member of the Smart Internet Technology Co-operative Research Centre and is involved in the Trust, Privacy, Identity and Security research stream. She is part of a research team exploring banking, personal communication and financial decision making and is also leading a research team exploring Identity Management and the Impact of Changing Roles in E-Commerce & M-Commerce. Recent articles have included: ‘A Data Protection Framework for Technology Development’, ‘The Impact of DRMs on Personal Use Expectations and Fair Use Rights’, 'Information Privacy Management by Digital Rights Management Systems', ‘Black Hats and White Hats: Authorisation of Copyright Infringement in Australia and the United States’ and ‘Board Confidentiality’.
Mr Tim Lane is currently writing up his thesis as part of his QUT based Masters by Research (IT). This study has focused on information security management in Australian Universities. Prior to this Tim has completed a Bachelor of Management and Professional Studies (2002) through Southern Cross University, and an Associate Diploma of Information Technology at Gold Coast Institute of TAFE. Tim currently is the Information Security Manager at Southern Cross University, responsible for the development and maintenance of an organisational wide information security management programme. Tim’s interest in information security extends across management, behavioural and technology aspects.
Mr Julian Ligertwood was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia in 2003. He has worked in legal research assisting academics and legal practitioners for more than seven years, most recently at Flinders University in Adelaide. Julian is currently a research fellow at RMIT University in Melbourne, working with Professor Margaret Jackson on issues of identity management. He is also completing a Masters Degree in Legal Theory.
Ms Suzanne Lockhart is a criminologist with extensive practical and theoretical experience of the Australian criminal justice system spanning twenty years, specializing in biometrics and identity crime in mission critical public and private sector organizations. She has been a member of the Victoria Police and the Australian Federal Police. Suzanne’s M.A Criminology degree at the University of Melbourne, researched the alignment between organizational requirements and community perspectives of biometric technology. She has specialized training in biometrics, criminal profiling and identity fraud and is currently engaged on an AUSTRAC sponsored Ph.D. researching identity fraud crime control policy at the University of South Australia. Suzanne has extensive knowledge of the biometrics industry both in Australia and overseas and has strong affiliations with international research institutions and close contacts with many Australian public and private sector organizations. She has delivered papers on identity fraud, biometrics, maritime crime and crime-terrorism convergence locally and internationally. Suzanne is one of three Australian representatives on the International Standards Organization SC37 Working Group 6, Cross Jurisdictional and Societal Issues Committee, relating to the formulation of world wide biometric standards and is a member of the Australian Biometrics Institute Technical Committee. Suzanne consults with public and private sector organizations including the Department of Transport and Regional Services and the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs.
Prof Ana Gómez Olivia is a professor from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) and program leader of the VOTESCRIPT research group. VOTESCRIPT is a multidisciplinary research group focused on citizen participation telematic systems committed to the theory and practice of electronic voting and the digital democracy. It was established in the year 2000 and has thus far carried out a number of projects sponsored by the Spanish government in e-Democracy and e-Vote. Ana also lectures within the Department of Engineering and Telematics Architecture. She attained her PhD in Computer Science from UPM and has published widely.
Mr Carlos González Martínez is a researcher in the VOTESCRIPT group at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), a lecturer in computer engineering, and a PhD candidate in the Department of Engineering and Telematics Architecture.

Dr Lauren May was awarded a PhD, MASc (Research) and BASc (Maths) in 2002, 1996 and 1990 from Queensland University of Technology. Her research degrees are in cryptology. Lauren worked full-time for the Information Security Research Centre (now Information Security Institute) at QUT in a research assistant position from 1991 to 1997. She commenced working as an academic in the School of Software Engineering and Data Communications in 1997, firstly as a Lecturer then a Senior Lecturer in 2002. Lauren currently holds this position and continues with her research through the Information Security Institute. In recent years she has developed interests in cross-disciplinary research areas building upon her solid research foundations in information security.
Dr Katina Michael PhD (UOW) in 2003, BIT (UTS) in 1996. She has worked in numerous industry positions including as an analyst for United Technologies in 1993 and Andersen Consulting in 1996, and a senior network and business planner for Nortel Networks (1996-2001). She is presently a senior lecturer at the University of Wollongong, Australia (2002- ). In the School of Information Technology and Computer Science, Katina teaches eBusiness, strategy, innovation and communication security issues. Her current research interests are in the area of location-based services, geographic information systems and mobile solutions. She has written twenty-five refereed papers and is currently working on her first scholarly book titled Innovative Automatic Identification and Location-Based Services: From Bar Codes to Chip Implants. In her role with Nortel she had the opportunity to consult to telecommunication carriers throughout Asia, including Telstra, Optus, TCNZ, KGT, Bharti, Reliance, BayanTel, ONSE Telecom, China Telecom, SingTel, and HKTel. Dr Michael has been a member of the IEEE and ACM since 2005.  61242213937 
Dr M.G. Michael PhD, MA(Hons), MTh, BTh, BA is a theologian and historian with cross-disciplinary qualifications in the humanities. He has studied at Sydney University, the Aristotelean University (Greece), the Sydney College of Divinity, Macquarie University, and more recently the Australian Catholic University. Michael has been the recipient of a number of scholarships and awards. He is a member of the American Academy of Religion and an associate member of the Association Internationale d’ Études Patristiques. Michael brings with him a unique perspective on Information Technology and Computer Science. His formal studies include Ancient History, Theology, Philosophy, Political Sociology, Ethics, and Government. He has authored papers in the disciplines of Biblical Studies, IT, and BioEthics. Presently the focus of his research extends to modern hermeneutics and the Apocalypse of John; the historical antecedents of modern cryptography; the auto-ID trajectory; and more broadly the system dynamics between technology and society. Michael has been a casual member of staff in the School of IT and Computer Science at the University of Wollongong since 2005. He is the former co-ordinator and lecturer of Information & Communication Security Issues and has guest-lectured and tutored in IT & Citizen Rights, Principles of eBusiness, and IT & Innovation.
Dr Hasmukh Morarji is a Lecturer in the School of Software Engineering and Data Communications in the Faculty of Information Technology at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. He has special interests in developing tools for teaching and learning Information Technology. He coordinated the project “Integrated Learning Environment for the Foundation Year of Bachelor of Information Technology” (ILE) under the Teaching and Learning Technology Grants Scheme. His current research interests include Computer Forensics where he is supervising a PhD student on the topic Computer Profiling for Forensic Purposes, applications of Software Engineering to large-scale systems, and e-Health. In e-Health his particular interests are (1) in an online web-based navigator to guide IT managers through the tools and techniques for evaluation and analysis of e-health information systems, and (2) to provide education and training to the users of IT in health.
Ms Laura Perusco attended the University of Wollongong and graduated with a Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology with First Class Honours in 2005. Her Honours thesis focused on the social and ethical implications of the widespread use of humancentric location-based services applications. Laura has presented academic papers at conferences in Sydney and Beijing. Attending the 2005 IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering in Beijing was her first trip overseas. Laura currently works for Macquarie Bank, Australia's market leader in the investment banking industry.
Dr Lucy Resnyansky Research Scientist, Command & Control Division, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) has graduate degree in Linguistics (1985) and PhD in Social Philosophy (1994) from Novosibirsk State University (Russia); and PhD in Education (2005) from the University of South Australia. She has been affiliated with the University of Wollongong, Macquarie University, and the University of Western Sydney. Her research experience covers sociological studies of attitudes, beliefs and motivation; theoretical modelling and empirical studies of human communication; analysis of media and advertising; and ethnographic studies of work practices and human performance. Her research interests are in such areas as social semiotics, sociology of science, social informatics, and sociocultural theories of cognitive action, learning and meaning.
Dr Mark Rix is a Senior Lecturer in the Graduate School of Business at the University of Wollongong where he teaches subjects in the areas of organisational behaviour and international human resource management. He is also Course Coordinator of the Doctor of Business Administration degree program. Mark's research interests are mainly in the field of public policy and public administration, with a focus on issues relating to social exclusion, access to justice and citizenship. He has recently had articles on his research published in the Australian Journal of Public Administration, Alternative Law Journal, Third Sector Review, Australia and New Zealand Health Policy, and the Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management. Mark has for several years served on the Management Committee of the Illawarra Legal Centre, a community legal centre in the southern suburbs of Wollongong, and holds the position of Secretary and Public Officer.
Prof Supriya Singh is Professor, Sociology of Communications and a Senior Research Fellow with RMIT Business, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University. She is a project leader with the Smart Internet Technology Cooperative Research Centre and a participant of the Research Network for a Secure Australia. Supriya’s research interests cover the domestic aspects of globalization, user-centred design of information and communication technologies, sociology of money and banking, and qualitative research methodology. She combines these perspectives in her current study of security, trust, identity and privacy in banking within the social and cultural context. Her books include Bank Negara Malaysia: The First 25 Years, 1959-1984 (Bank Negara Malaysia: 1984), On the Sulu Sea (Angsana Publications, 1984), The Bankers (Allen and Unwin: 1991) and Marriage Money: The Social Shaping of Money in Marriage and Banking (Allen & Unwin, 1997).
Mr James Stellios is a Senior Lecturer at the ANU College of Law. Prior to joining the faculty at the ANU in 2001, he spent a number of years in legal practice working for the Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department and the Australian Government Solicitor, principally in the area of constitutional litigation. Immediately prior to joining the ANU College of Law, he was Counsel Assisting the Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth, and appeared as junior counsel for the Commonwealth in a number of constitutional cases before the High Court of Australia. He has also worked as a senior legal officer at the High Court. James is also a Consultant to Clayton Utz Lawyers, specialising in providing advice to the Commonwealth on public law issues. He holds a Master of Laws from Cornell University specialising in international and constitutional law, and has published widely in those fields. With Professor Simon Bronitt, has recently published "Telecommunications Interception in Australia: Recent Trends & Regulatory Prospects" (2005) 29 Telecommunications Policy 875.
Ms Holly Tootell is a Lecturer in the School of Information Technology and Computer Science at the University of Wollongong where she teaches subjects in the areas of social implications of information technology and innovation. Holly's research interests are the social and privacy implications of technology, with a focus on issues relating to national security. Holly is the Secretary of the newly formed Australian chapter of the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT). Holly will be presenting her research at the International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS) in New York in June.
Mr Adam Trevarthen completed his Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology (BICT) degree with First Class Honours from the University of Wollongong in 2005. He was awarded the University Medal for the highest weighted average mark. His honours thesis titled: “the importance of utilising electronic identification for total farm management” focused on the adoption of RFID technology by dairy farms on the South Coast of NSW. Adam now works for Pillar Administration in Wollongong as a systems analyst.
Mr Jose David Carracedo Verde is a sociologist from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). He is a member of the VOTESCRIPT research group and is currently completing his PhD. Jose is focused on researching telematics and sociology, and has written papers on the importance of maintaining citizen privacy in electronic transactions (e.g. using credit cards).
Dr Marcus Wigan is Principal of Oxford Systematics, Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Professor of both Transport and of Information Systems at Napier University Edinburgh and Visiting Professor at Imperial College London. He serves on the Ethics Task Force and the Economic Legal and Social Implications Committee of the Australian Computer Society, of which he is a Fellow. He has worked on the societal aspects of transport, surveillance and privacy both as an engineer and policy analyst and as an organisational psychologist. He has published for over 30 years on the interactions between intellectual property, identity and data integration in electronic road pricing and intelligent transport systems for both freight and passenger movements. He has long been active with the Australian Privacy Foundation, particularly on transport issues, and works with the University of Melbourne on transport engineering and information issues in both logistics and social and environmental factors. His work in Scotland is focussed on data observatories, knowledge management and transport informatics, currently as part of a European Union railway project: in London on the issues of a national transport data infrastructure; in Australia he has also worked on vehicle identification and related issues.
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