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SWITS 2016

16th Seminar within the Framework of a Swedish IT Security Network for PhD students

9-10 June 2016, Linköping University



The seminar will be held at Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science (IDA), building B, entry 29B, room Visionen.


Thursday, 9th June 2016
  10:30 Arrival, Coffee for early arrivals
  11:00 Welcome, Introduction, research group presentations incl. COINS (Chairs: Simone Fischer-Hübner & Simin Nadjm-Tehrani) 
  12:00 PhD student presentations I: Software Security (Session Chair: Daniel Hedin)
                More faith in formal isolation properties, Andreas Lindner, KTH
                MutaGen: Fuzz-testing using dynamic data-flow assisted program mutation, Ulf Kargén, Linköping University
                Agile Development of Security Critical Software, Sai Datta Vishnubhotla, Blekinge Institute of Technology
                Defining the Process of Pseudonymity for PROV, Jenni Reuben, Karlstad University
  13:00 Lunch
  14:00 PhD student presentations II: Privacy and Fingerprinting (Session Chair: Magnus Almgren)
                Fingerprinting Browser Extensions via Web Accessible Resources, Alexander Sjösten, Chalmers TH                
                MaxPace: Speed-Constrained Location Queries, Per Hallgren, Chalmers TH
                Quantum Bitcoin: An Anonymous and Distributed Currency Secured by the No-Cloning Theorem of Quantum Mechanics,
                   Jonathan Jogenfors, Linköping University                 
                Combining Website Fingerprinting attacks against Tor users with DNS sniffing attacks, Benjamin Greschbach, KTH Stockholm
  15:00 Short break
  15:05 PhD Student Presentations III: Risks and Trust (Session Chair: Andrei Sabelfeld)
                Trusting eGovernment services in developing countries?, Chantal Lutimukwe, Örebro University
                Data driven probabilistic cyber threat modeling, Margus Välja, KTH
                The Information Classification Process, Erik Bergström, University of Skövde  
                Mobile Devices from a management point of view, Martin Brodin, University of Skövde
  16:15 Coffee
  16:45-17:45 Parallel workshops: COINS - Overview of PhD research in Norway (Hanno Langweg, Chair: Christian Rohner),
            eVoting tutorial (Peter Ryan, Chair: Leonardo Martucci), SECURIT (Jonas Hallberg, Chair: Rose-Marie Åhlfeldt)
            Rooms: Visionen, John von Neumann and Grace Hopper
  18:00 Social event (Museum and dinner).
            The bus from the University leaves at 18:00 from Zenit. The bus from the museum leaves at 21:30 to the hotel.

Overnight at Scandic Frimurarehotellet

Friday, 10th June 2016
  08:20 Bus from the hotel (see map for bus stop) leaves to the University
  09:00 PhD Student Presentations IV: Protocol Security & Web Security (Session Chair: Tomas Olovsson)
                Predicting Security of Data Protocols, Matus Korman, KTH
                Does Scale, Size, and Locality Matter? Evaluation of Collaborative BGP Security Mechanisms,
                    Rahul Hiran, Linköping University
                Data Exfiltration in the Face of CSP, Daniel Hausknecht, Chalmers TH
  09:45 Short Break
  09:50 Invited Talk: Ivan Buetler, "Arms Race in Cyberspace" (Session Chair: Simin Nadjm-Tehrani)
  10:30 Coffee break
  11:00 PhD Student Presentations V: Privacy and Tracking (Session Chair: Mikael Asplund)
                Privacy for Big Data, Boel Nelson, Chalmers TH
                Data Track with Data Portability, Farzaneh Karegar, Karlstad University         
                Let's Face It: Faceted Values for Taint Tracking
, Daniel Schoepe, Chalmers TH
  11:45 Lunch
  12:45 PhD student presentations VI: Network Security, Authentication & Crypto (Session Chair: Mathias Ekstedt)
                Network DDoS defence, Network Authentication, and Improving all Encryptions/Hashing Algorithms, Todd Booth, LTU
                Early Prediction of Network Protocols in the Forensic Analysis of DNS Tunneled Traffic, Irvin Homem, KTH
                Improving greedy nonrandomness detectors for stream ciphers, Linus Karlsson, Lund University
                Longitudinal Analysis of the Third-Party Authentication Landscape, Anna Vapen, Linköping University
  13:45 Short break
  13:50 PhD student presentations VII: Secure Applications (Session Chair: Bengt Carlsson)
                A Risk Assessment Framework for Automotive Embedded Systems, Aljoscha Lautenbach, Chalmers TH
                Engineering Privacy in Mobile Health Systems, Leonardo Iwaya, Karlstad University
                Enhance Security of SCADA Systems with anomaly detection and flexible evaluation platform,
                    Chih-Yuan Lin, Linköping University
                Resilient Placement of Virtualized Smart Grid Control Functions, Peiyue Zhao, KTH
  14:50 Summing up of seminar results, future of SWITS activities
  15:00 Coffee, End of SWITS 2016

Travel information


We have reserved rooms at Scandic Frimurarehotellet for the night between 9th and 10th of June with reduced prices until May 9. After the last day for reservation has passed the hotels can not longer guarantee that there will be available rooms.

The special price only applies if you call or e-mail the hotel and indicate the booking code specified in the table below. The code doesn´t work when booking via the web page.

Booking code
Contact Last date for room guarantee
Single room: 400 SEK
Tel: +46 (0)13-495 3010
May 9, 2016

Registration closed


For more information about SWITS 2016 please contact prof. Simone Fischer-Hübner or prof. Simin Nadjm-Terani.

For more information about SWITS please visit this website: http://www.cs.kau.se/~simone/SWITS/

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Last updated: 2016-06-21