Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

1st Annual PKI Research Workshop Proceedings



Sean W. Smith, William Polk, Nelson Hastings


NIST hosted the first annual Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Research Workshop on April 24-25, 2002. The two-day event brought together PKI experts from academia, industry, and government to explore the remaining challenges in deploying public key authentication and authorization, and to develop a research agenda to address those outstanding issues.The workshop consisted of the presentation of 14 referred papers, four panel discussions, and a work-in-progress session. About 100 participants from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Spain, Sweden, Ireland, Taiwan, and South Korea made the workshop an international event. Based on participant feedback, the workshop provided the most up-to-date information on PKI research and deployment. This proceedings includes the refereed papers, and captures the essence of the panels and interaction at the workshop.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7059
Report Number


certificate validation, cryptograhic mobility, identity-based cryptography, PKI, Public Key Cryptography, Public Key Infrastructure, revocation, scalability, trust models


Smith, S. , Polk, W. and Hastings, N. (2003), 1st Annual PKI Research Workshop Proceedings, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed May 19, 2024)


If you have any questions about this publication or are having problems accessing it, please contact

Created November 11, 2003, Updated October 12, 2021