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Call for Papers - 4th FIDIS/IFIP Internet Security & Privacy Summer School 2008

Call for Papers

The Future of Identity in the Information Society - Challenges for Privacy and Security
FIDIS/IFIP Internet Security & Privacy Summer School 2008

to be held at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Rep., 1-7 September 2008

The increasing diversity of Information & Communication Technologies and their equally diverse range of uses in personal, professional and official capacities raise challenging questions of identity in a variety of contexts. What constitutes an identity, how do new technologies affect identity, how do we manage identities in a globally networked information society?

After the success of the 2007 IFIP/FIDIS Summer School, the focus of this Summer School to be held in 2008 at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, will be on security and privacy issues in the Internet environment, and namely aspects of Identity Management in relation to current and future technologies in a variety of contexts. FIDIS supports interdisciplinary exchange and IFIP takes a holistic approach to technology. So participants’ contributions combining technical, socio-economic, ethical, philosophical, psychological or legal perspectives on challenges for privacy and security in relation to identity aspects are welcome. Topics of interest include:
identity management, security, profiling and customer relation management, data mining, advanced identity solutions, access control, ID related crime, computer forensics, RFID, tracking technologies, biometrics, privacy, anonymity and pseudonymity, identities in social networks, surveillance, data retention, availability, legal and economic aspects of security, impact on social exclusion / digital divide / cultural issues, case studies for the use of identifiers in various application areas, trust and accountability.

On the first five days (September 1-5), all the sessions will start with introductory lectures by two invited speakers, followed by parallel workshops and seminars in the afternoons. The workshops will typically consist of short presentations based on the contributions that have been submitted by the participating PhD students, followed by active discussion. However, the submission of other forms of workshop proposals is welcome as well. The weekend programme (September 6-7) will feature practical hands-on security & privacy workshops, namely a local version of the Capture The Flag exercise organized by Lexi Pimenidis (RWTH Aachen University). The weekend programme will not be a compulsory part of the Summer School (for those who wish to attend only 5 days), but we would like to encourage all participants to take advantage of the opportunity offered by the practical exercises during these last two days as well.

The aim of the Summer School is to encourage a stimulating discourse between all participants – be they new researchers or experienced academics. Contributions will be selected based on an extended abstract review by the Summer School Programme Committee. Accepted (short) papers will be made available to all participants in the Summer School Pre-Proceedings. After the Summer School, authors will have the opportunity to submit their final full papers, addressing also the discussions at the Summer School, for publication in the Summer School Proceedings published by the official IFIP publisher Springer Science and Business Media. The papers to be included in the Final Proceedings published by Springer will again be reviewed and selected by the Summer School Programme Committee.

Students that actively participate, in particular those who present a paper, can receive a course certificate which awards 3 ECTS at the PhD level.

Important Deadlines

Summer School Website:

Submission address for extended abstracts (2-4 pages) and workshop proposals will be accessible via:

  • Submission Deadline: April 28, 2008
  • Notification of Acceptance: June 10, 2008
  • Short paper (up to 6 pages) for the Pre-Proceedings: August 11, 2008


General Chair: Vashek Matyáš (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)

Programme Committee Co-Chairs:

  • Dan Cvrcek (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Simone Fischer-Hübner (Karlstad University, Sweden, IFIP WG11.6 vice chair)

Programme Committee:

  • Geoff Busby (Independent Consultant, UK)
  • David-Olivier Jaquet-Chiffelle (Berne University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland)
  • George Danezis (Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK)
  • Penny Duquenoy (Middlesex University, UK, IFIP WG 9.2 chair)
  • Mark Gasson (Reading University, UK)
  • Dieter Gollmann (Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, Germany)
  • Marit Hansen (Independent Center for Privacy Protection, Kiel, Germany)
  • Dogan Kesdogan (Siegen University, Germany)
  • Kai Kimppa (University of Turku, Finland)
  • Mathias Klang (IT University/University of Göteborg, Sweden)
  • Elisabeth de Leeuw (Ordina, Netherlands, IFIP WG 11.6 chair)
  • Ronald Leenes (Tilburg University, Netherlands)
  • Marc Van Lieshout (TNO, Netherlands)
  • Javier Lopez (University of Malaga, Spain)
  • Steven Murchdoch (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Lexi Pimenidis (RWTH Aachen University)
  • Kai Rannenberg (Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, IFIP TC11 chair)
  • Leif Bloch Rasmussen (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)
  • Zden k íha (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)
  • Morton Swimmer (John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, USA)
  • Jozef Vysko (VaF, Slovakia)
  • Diane Whitehouse (The Castlegate Consultancy, UK)
  • Louise Yngström (Stockholm University/KTH, Sweden)
  • Chris Zielinski (World Health Organization, Zimbabwe)
  • Albin Zuccato (TeliaSonera, Sweden, IFIP WG 9.6/11.7 chair)

Organising Committee Chair: Petr Švenda (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)



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