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JCSA19: A look back at the 2019 Afnic Scientific Council Open Day

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Held on the premises of the Paris Descartes University on Wednesday 3 July 2019, the ninth edition of the Afnic Scientific Council Open Day had as its theme “Digital protection: are we really prepared?” It was attended by 205 people, in person and online.

The session enabled participants to discover the research projects and ongoing projects around this technical and societal issue and to address current and future challenges in terms of digital protection through three distinct topics: Post-Quantum, developments in the DNS infrastructures, and digital inclusion.

View the various presentations from the #JCSA19 open day with their media

Post-quantum cryptography

The stakes of post-quantum, standardisation and integration

By Ludovic Perret
Associate Professor, Sorbonne University, CNRS, INRIA,
Paris 6 Computer Science Laboratory, LIP6, POLSYS Team.
Video – Presentation


NIST standardisation processes and latest developments, in particular code-based cryptography

By Magali Bardet
Senior Lecturer. LITIS Laboratory
Head of the ISS Master’s Degree course at the Science and Technology Training and Research Unit (UFR) in Rouen.

For an orderly transition to post-quantum cryptography: ANSSI recommendations

By Henri Gilbert
Head of the cryptography team at the French National Agency for the Security of Information Systems (ANSSI)


Afnic Scientific Council Seminar

Presentation of the Afnic Scientific Council

By Laurent Toutain
Senior Lecturer, IMT Atlantique and Chairman of the Afnic Scientific Council


The DNS protocol and developments in the infrastructures of the DNS-SD service

DNS-SD: general presentation and use cases

By Antoine Bernard,
Research Engineer Telecom SudParis, PhD student at Afnic.
Video – Presentation


DNS over HTTPS (DoH), general presentation and issues around adoption

By Stéphane Bortzmeyer
R&D Engineer, Afnic


Annales des Mines Round Table

Inclusion, protection, regulation: thoughts on digital technology

moderated by Alexandre Tisserant
CEO of Kinéis (CLS Group) and coordinator of the June 2019 issue of Enjeux Numériques: “Digital technology and life in society”.

Annie Blandin, Professor at IMT Atlantique, Member of the National Digital Council

Lionel Maurel, CNRS InSHS Scientific Assistant Director

Côme Berbain, DChief Technical Officer of the French State, DINSIC


About Afnic

Afnic is the acronym for Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération, the French Network Information Centre. The registry has been appointed by the French government to manage domain names under the .fr Top Level Domain. Afnic also manages the .re (Reunion Island), .pm (Saint-Pierre and Miquelon), .tf (French Southern and Antarctic Territories), .wf (Wallis and Futuna) and .yt (Mayotte) French Overseas TLDs.

In addition to managing French TLDs, Afnic’s role is part of a wider public interest mission, which is to contribute on a daily basis, thanks to the efforts of its teams and its members, to a secure and stable internet, open to innovation and in which the French internet community plays a leading role. As part of that mission, Afnic, a non-profit organization, has committed to devoting 11% of its Revenues from managing .fr Top Level Domain to actions of general interest, in particular by transferring €1.3 million each year to the Afnic Foundation for Digital Solidarity.
Afnic is also the back-end registry for the companies as well as local and regional authorities that have chosen to have their own TLD, such as .paris, .bzh, .alsace, .corsica, .mma, .ovh, .leclerc and .sncf.

Established in 1997 and based in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Afnic currently has nearly 90 employees.