[loginf] InfoSec 2015: 1st announcement

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InfoSec 2015

Tarragona, Spain

July 6-10, 2015

Organized by
Rovira i Virgili University



--- Early registration deadline: January 3, 2015 ---



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

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 5 keynote
lectures and 24 six-hour courses, 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.


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 developments and future trends. They will
surely find it fruitful to listen and discuss with major researchers,
industry leaders and innovators.


In addition to keynotes, 3 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 Tarragona, located 90 kms. to the south of
Barcelona. The venue will be:

Campus Catalunya
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Av. Catalunya, 35
43002 Tarragona

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS (to be completed):

Jennifer Seberry (University of Wollongong), The Global Village: the
Beginning of the Need for Computer Security [via videoconference]

PROFESSORS AND COURSES (to be completed):

N. Asokan (Aalto University), [intermediate] Mobile Security: Overview of
Hardware Platform Security and Considerations of Usability

Jan Camenisch (IBM Research, Zurich), [introductory/intermediate] Privacy in
a Digital World

Hao Chen (University of California, Davis), [intermediate/advanced] Security
of the Mobile App Ecosystem

Joan Daemen (ST Microelectronics Belgium, Diegem),
[introductory/intermediate] Sponge Functions, Keccak and SHA-3

Sajal K. Das (Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla),
[intermediate/advanced] Securing Cyber-Physical Systems: Challenges and

David Evans (University of Virginia, Charlottesville),
[introductory/intermediate] Secure Multiparty Computation: Techniques,
Theory, and Tools for Building Privacy-Preserving Applications

Markus Jakobsson (Qualcomm, Santa Clara), [introductory/intermediate]
Frontiers in Fraud Prevention

Somesh Jha (University of Wisconsin, Madison), [intermediate/advanced]
Analysis Techniques in Information Security

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

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

Jean-Jacques Quisquater (Catholic University of Louvain),
[introductory/intermediate] The History of RSA: from Babylon to Smart Cards

Stefan Saroiu (Microsoft Research, Redmond), [advanced] Dealing with Loss:
Protecting Data on a Lost Mobile Device

Milind Tambe (University of Southern California, Los Angeles),
[introductory/intermediate] Introduction to the Emerging Science of Security

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

Wenyuan Xu (University of South Carolina, Columbia), [intermediate] Security
and Privacy Analysis of Embedded Systems

Yuliang Zheng (University of North Carolina, Charlotte), [introductory]
Cryptography and the Future of Money


Adrian Horia Dediu (Tarragona)
Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, chair)
Florentina Lilica Voicu (Tarragona)


The registration form can be found at:


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.


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.


Suggestions of accommodation will be provided in due time.


Participants will be delivered a certificate of attendance.


florentinalilica.voicu at urv.cat 


InfoSec 2015
Lilica Voicu
Rovira i Virgili University
Av. Catalunya, 35
43002 Tarragona, Spain

Phone: +34 977 559 543
Fax: +34 977 558 386


Universitat Rovira i Virgili

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