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Privac Summer School (Call for Participation)

IPICS is a two week long summer school intended for final year undergraduate students, master students and starting PhD candidates, as well as those in the private sector, that wish to learn about the foundations of computer and communication security. IPICS takes the format of a two week course, taught by internationally renowned researchers and experts.

The special theme this year is "Privacy Technology", with 3 days especially devoted to it. The special privacy course will cover:

  • Introduction, by the father of Privacy Technologies, David Chaum
  • Identity management and privacy Marit Hansen (ICPP, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
  • Anonymous credential systems and e-cash Jan Camenisch (IBM Zürich, Switzerland)
  • Election schemesPeter Ryan (Newcastle University, U.K.)
  • Privacy policies, languages and applications  Simone Ficher-Hübner (Karlstadt University, Sweden)
  • Location privacy and mobile devices Kai Rannenberg (Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany)
  • Anonymous communications Dogan Kesdogan (Technical University of Aachen, Germany)
  • Privacy public policy, law and economics Jos Dumortier (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven - ICRI, Belgium)

Other topics will include:

  • Introduction to security and course overview (Bart Preneel, KU Leuven),
  • Computer crime and abuse (Nathan Clarke, Plymouth),
  • Business continuity planning (Gerald Quirchmayr, Vienna),
  • Cryptology (Bart Preneel, KU Leuven),
  • Authorization and access control (Günther Pernul, Regensburg),
  • PKI and PMI (Javier Lopez, Malaga),
  • Biometry (Pim Tuyls, KU Leuven),
  • Network Security (Sokrates Katsikas, Greece),
  • Cybercrime Investigation (Ahmed Patel),
  • RFID Security (Karl Posch, T.U.Graz),
  • Electronic commerce (Keith Martin, Royal Holloway),
  • Smart cards (Helena Handschuh, Spansion, France),
  • Trusted computing (Klaus Kursawe, Philips Eindhoven),
  • Secure hardware (Lejla Batina, Nele Mentens, KU Leuven),
  • eID cards (Danny De Cock, KU Leuven),
  • Security of C and C++ programs (Yves Younan, KU Leuven)

(Full program at:


Registration is FREE for students. Academics are charged (150 euros) and industry participants are charged 500 euros for L-SEC members or 650 euros for non-members.

We ask those interested to register as soon as possible, and before June 15th at:

A limited supply of accommodation is available through KU Leuven, that you need to book well in advance through the registration process. More details on alternative hotels and local arrangements can be found at:

Contacts and further information:


  • George Danezis (George.Danezis <at> esat kuleuven be)
  • Claudia Diaz (Claudia.Diaz <at> esat kuleuven be)
  • Prof. Bart Preneel (Bart.Preneel <at> esat kuleuven be)