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RNSA Security Technology Conference
21 September 2006

The 2006 Science, Engineering and Technology Summit was the second formal conference organised by the Research Network for a Secure Australia (RNSA) funded by the Australian Research Council. The Summit has become an annual event bringing together both researchers and practitioners in the fields relating to the national research priority area entitled Safeguarding Australia.

It provided a forum for the exchange of ideas and research findings between core groups or individuals interested in security technology.
The plenary session focused on a panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities in establishing joint industry, research institution and government projects. Mr. Mike Rothery, Assistant Secretary, CIP, Attorney-General’s Department, Dr. Richard Davis, Head of NSST Unit, Dept. of Prime-Minister and Cabinet and Mr. Jason Brown, ADI Limited participated in this forum. There was also a presentation from Mr. Michael Jerks and Dr. Greg Scott on the Critical Infrastructure Protection Modelling and Analysis Program (CIPMA).

The conference had both refereed paper and technical update presenations, and two special security technology seminars on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and on Security & Technology research at National ICT Australia (NICTA). Each paper was subjected to a rigorous review process conducted by at least two experts in the appropriate field. The authors were requested to revise the papers according to reviewer's comments. A 439-page book titled "Recent Advances in Security Technology" consisting of all the refereed papers from the conference has been produced as shown below:

Recent advances in security technology
Publication date: September 2006
Pages: 439
Cost: Hard copy (postage and handling included): $47.30 PDF copy: $30.00
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The program for RNSA Security Technology Conference, 2006 is available here

The editors would like to thank all of the reviewers for their assistance in maintaining the high quality of papers.

Finally the editorial committee wishes to thank the publisher of these proceedings, the Australian Homeland Security Research Centre and its Director Athol Yates.

A/Prof Priyan Mendis
Prof. Joseph Lai
Prof. Ed Dawson

For more information, please contact:

A/Prof. Priyan Mendis
Network Convenor and Physical Infrastructure Security Coordinator

Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering
The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010
Tel:     61 3 8344 7244
Fax:    61 3 8344 4616
Email: p.mendis@civenv.unimelb.edu.au