International Summer School on Information Security

Bilbao, Spain, July 6-10, 2015

Organized by

Deusto University
Rovira i Virgili University

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Aims

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.

Addressed to

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.

Regime

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.

Venue

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
Deusto University
Avda. Universidades, 24
48014 Bilbao, Spain

Keynote Speakers

  • 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

    Open Session

    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.

    Organizing Committee

    Registration

    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:

    Certificate

    Participants will be delivered a certificate of attendance.

    Questions and further information

    See contact information on the right-hand side of the page.

    Acknowledgements

    Deusto University
    Deusto University
    La universitat pública de Tarragona
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