Author Archives: jplyle

About jplyle

John is a research assistant at The Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford. His interests are in information security and privacy, in particular the use of secure hardware to create trusted systems. He recently submitted his DPhil thesis on the subject of Trustworthy Web Services and holds an MEng in Computing from Imperial College London. John works full-time on the webinos project and is primarily involved with the security and privacy architecture.

Thanks for attending

Thanks for attending the Workshop on Web Applications and Secure Hardware!

The day was a great success. There were fascinating presentations from researchers, academics and developers from a wide variety of backgrounds. This generated a lot of discussion on topics such as usability, web standards, challenges facing deployment of authentication systems and the difference between mobile and PC security architectures.

I will publish a longer article summarising the day and some of the discussion next week. Presentation slides and full proceedings will also be available shortly – check the Programme page for more information.

Finally – thanks to our hosts Imperial College London (Professor Huth in particular) and to our sponsors Gemalto. This would also not be possible without support from the webinos project.


WASH’13 is sponsored by Gemalto

The WASH’13 Workshop on Web Applications and Secure Hardware is sponsored by Gemalto. We are very grateful for their support in setting up this event.


“Gemalto enables its clients to offer trusted and convenient digital services to billions of individuals. Visit to see why many of the world’s leading companies and governments rely on our digital security software, devices and services to enable their business.”

One month to go

There is exactly one month to go before the WASH’13 workshop.

Everything is coming together: the venue, speakers and invited guests are all organised. The attendee list is also rapidly filling up, so please take this opportunity to register.

We have a packed agenda (with talks and events going on at least between 9:00-5:30) and we’re hoping to have an evening social event too.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Paper notifications sent

I’m delighted to announce that we have now sent notifications to paper authors. The provisional programme will be announced shortly.

We had a fantastic set of submissions and an acceptance rate of approximately 50%. All papers received at least three reviews, with authors from a mixture of industry and academia.

Thank you to all the authors and reviewers. If you have not already done so, please take this opportunity to register to attend on June 20th.