International Summer School on Information Security
Bilbao, Spain, July 6-10, 2015
Rovira i Virgili University
InfoSec 2015 will be a major research training event
addressed to graduates and postgraduates in the first steps of their academic career. With a global scope, it aims at updating them about the most
recent advances in the critical and fast developing area of information security, which covers a large spectrum of current exciting
academic research and industrial innovation. It refers to procedures to defend information from unauthorized access, use, modification, recording or destruction, with a critical role to play in order to avoid or minimize risks in the digital world. Renowned academics and industry pioneers will lecture and share their views with the audience.
Most information security subareas will be displayed, namely: computer security, cryptography, privacy, cyber security, mobile security, network security,
world wide web security, fraud prevention, data protection, etc. Main challenges of information security will be identified through
3 keynote lectures,
20 six-hour courses, and 1 round table
which will tackle the most active and promising topics.
The organizers believe outstanding speakers will attract the brightest and most motivated students. Interaction will be a main component of the event.
An open session will give participants the opportunity to present their own work in progress in 5 minutes.
Graduates and postgraduates from around the world. There are no formal pre-requisites in terms of academic degrees. However, since there will be differences in the course levels, specific
background knowledge may be required for some of them.
InfoSec 2015 is also appropriate for more senior people who want to keep themselves updated on
recent advances and future trends. They will surely find it fruitful to listen and discuss with major researchers, industry leaders and innovators.
In addition to keynotes, 2-4 courses will run in parallel during the whole event.
Participants will be able to freely choose the courses they will be willing to attend as well as to move from one to another.
InfoSec 2015 will take place in Bilbao, the capital of the Basque Country region, famous for its gastronomy and the seat of the Guggenheim Museum. The venue will be:
DeustoTech, School of Engineering
Avda. Universidades, 24
48014 Bilbao, Spain
Jan Camenisch (IBM Research, Zurich), Privacy in a Digital World: a Lost Cause?Jennifer Seberry (University of Wollongong), The Global Village: the Beginning of the Need for Computer Security - (via videoconference)Gene Tsudik (University of California, Irvine), Off-line Proximity-based Social Networking
Professors and Courses
- N. Asokan (Aalto University), [intermediate] Mobile Security: Overview of Hardware Platform Security and Considerations of Usability
- Jan Camenisch (IBM Research, Zurich), [introductory/intermediate] Technologies to Protect Online Privacy
- Nicolas T. Courtois (University College London), [introductory/intermediate] Security of ECDSA in Bitcoin and Crypto Currency
- Claude Crépeau (McGill University, Montréal), [introductory/intermediate] Quantum Computation, Cryptography and Cryptanalysis
- Joan Daemen (ST Microelectronics Belgium, Diegem), [introductory/intermediate] Sponge Functions, Keccak and SHA-3
- Hervé Debar (Télécom SudParis), [introductory/intermediate] Detection and Reaction to Attacks: from Intrusion Detection to Cyber-Defense
- Rosario Gennaro (City University of New York), [intermediate/advanced] A Survey of Verifiable Delegation of Computation
- Trent Jaeger (Pennsylvania State University, University Park), [intermediate/advanced] How to Add Security Enforcement to Legacy Programs
- Antoine Joux (Pierre et Marie Curie University, Paris), [introductory/intermediate] Discrete Logarithms in Finite Fields
- Songwu Lu (University of California, Los Angeles), [introductory/intermediate] Cellular Network Security: Issues and Defenses
- Catherine Meadows (Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC), [introductory/intermediate] Formal Analysis of Cryptographic Protocols
- Nasir Memon (New York University), [introductory/intermediate] User Authentication
- Ethan L. Miller (University of California, Santa Cruz), [introductory/intermediate] Securing Stored Data in a Connected World
- Stefano Paraboschi (University of Bergamo), [introductory/intermediate] Data Protection in Network-enabled Systems
- Bart Preneel (KU Leuven), [introductory/intermediate] Cryptology: State of the Art and Research Challenges
- Shantanu Rane (Palo Alto Research Center), [introductory/intermediate] Privacy-preserving Data Analytics: Problems, Solutions and Challenges
- Mark Ryan (University of Birmingham), [introductory/intermediate] Designing Security Protocols: Electronic Voting, and Electronic Mail
- Stefan Saroiu (Microsoft Research, Redmond), [advanced] Protecting Data on Smartphones and Tablets Using Trusted Computing
- Gene Tsudik (University of California, Irvine), [intermediate/advanced] Security and Privacy in Candidate Future Internet Architectures
- Yang Xiao (University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa), [introductory/advanced] Security in Smart Grids
An open session will collect 5-minute presentations of work in progress by participants.
They should submit a half-page abstract containing title, authors, and summary of the research to adrian.dediu (at) urv.cat by July 2 at the latest.
- Adrian Horia Dediu (Tarragona)
- Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, co-chair)
- Borja Sanz (Bilbao, co-chair)
- Florentina Lilica Voicu (Tarragona)
The registration form can be found here.
The selection of up to 8 courses requested in the registration template is only tentative and non-binding. For the sake of organization, it will be helpful to have an approximation of the respective demand for each course.
Since the capacity of the venue is limited, registration requests will be processed on a first come first served basis. The registration period will be closed and the on-line registration facility disabled when the capacity of the venue will be complete.
It is much recommended to register prior to the event.
Deadlines and Fees
Fees are a flat rate
covering the attendance to all courses during the week.
There are several early registration deadlines. Fees depend on the registration deadline:
- Early registration1: January 3, 2015 --- 290 Euro
- Early registration2: February 3, 2015 --- 330 Euro
- Early registration3: March 3, 2015 -- 370 Euro
- Early registration4: April 3, 2015 --- 410 Euro
- Early registration5: May 3, 2015 --- 450 Euro
- Early registration: June 3, 2015 --- 490 Euro
- Late registration: July 3, 2015 --- 530 Euro
- On-site registration: 570 Euro
Participants will be delivered a certificate of attendance.
Questions and further information
See contact information on the right-hand side of the page.