Fall 2005 Internet2 Member Meeting

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LionShare: A Hybrid Secure Network for Academic Collaboration

Time 09/21/05 08:45AM-10:00AM

Session Abstract

LionShare is an innovative, secure peer-to-peer (P2P) network that demonstrates the potential for advanced applications and networking technology to support collaboration for teaching, learning and research. Additionally, the LionShare technology addresses some of the thorny issues facing Higher Education institutions required to quell unbridled sharing of copyrighted materials. LionShare provides tools for the automated organization of personal resources, federated search of both secure P2P networks and institutional repositories, secure publishing of academic materials to selected communities and a method for secure collaboration with colleagues. LionShare pushes the frontier for security middleware by leveraging components of Shibboleth technology along with its own innovative components to support P2P networks and by employing an emerging Web Service Security (WS-Security) infrastructure to access an ever-growing collection of secure and publicly available learning object repositories.

In this session, LionShare team members will discuss the project goals and give a technical overview including network architecture and security infrastructure. A technology demonstration will provide ample evidence how LionShare supports an environment for academic collaboration. The development team for LionShare, the culmination of two-years of research and development funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will release LionShare v.1.0 of its secure P2P networking software during the Fall Internet2 Members meeting.


Speaker Steven Carmody Brown University

Speaker Mike Halm Pennsylvania State University

Speaker Alex Valentine Pennsylvania State University

Speaker Marek Hatala Simon Fraser University

Speaker Derek Morr Pennsylvania State University

Speaker Lorin Metzger Pennsylvania State University

Presentation Media

Secondary tracks Advanced Applications and Technologies Security for Advanced Networks and Applications Middleware Teaching and Learning/K20

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