Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM) involves fabricating physical objects from a data file using computer-controlled processes with little to no human intervention. It includes Additive Manufacturing (AM), 3D printing, rapid prototyping, etcetera. The technology is advancing rapidly and has the potential to significantly change traditional manufacturing and supply chain industries, including for information and communication technologies (ICT).
On February 3, 2015, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) Computer Security Division will host a one-day symposium to explore cybersecurity needed for DDM, to include ensuring the protection of intellectual property and the integrity of printers, elements being printed, and design data. Speakers from industry, academia, and government will discuss the state of the industry, cybersecurity risks and solutions, and implications for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) supply chain risk management.
The call for abstracts is now closed. Submitters will be contacted by December 19, 2014 and notified of their status. Final slides for presentations should be submitted in PDF or Microsoft PowerPoint format no later than 5pm Eastern time January 19, 2015.
All extended abstracts and slide sets must be unclassified and free of copyright protection and proprietary information. Extended abstracts and slide sets from presenters will be published in a NIST Interagency Report as proceedings. As such, the material will be considered in the public domain.