Finse winter school 2014

Winter School in Information Security, Finse – May 4 – 9, 2014

3701974367_5118c033a6_bFRISC – Forum for Research and Innovation in Information Security and Communications – organizes a research course in information security at Finse, May 4 – 9, 2014. The course is open for Ph.D. students in information security as well as for researchers in academia, government and industry in Norway that need an advanced knowledge of information security.

The lecturers are leading international researchers in their field and they provide the participants with a unique opportunity to listen to world famous keynote speakers and to interact with top experts in information security.

Registration fee for the full course is kr. 4 500 (including full board and lodging). We expect that Ph.D. students in Norway from institutions affiliated with the COINS research school of computer and information security will get their registration fee refunded.

The preliminary list of lecturers that will give a mini-course in a topic of their expertise include:

  • Richard A. Kemmerer, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
  • Markku-Juhani O. Saarinen,  NTNU,  Norway
  • Fabio Martinelli, IIT-CNR, Pisa, Italy
  • Guang Gong, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Roman Oliynykov, Kharkiv National University, Ukraine
  • Colin Boyd, NTNU, Norway
  • Brenda Larcom, Bishop Fox, USA

Finse is a very beautiful and scenic area close to the Hardangerjøkulen glacier. The winter school is held at the hotel FINSE 1222 (on the railway station Finse) between Bergen and Oslo, 1222 meters above sea level. Finse is located 2.5 hours from Bergen (or 4 hours from Oslo) and can only be reached by train. During the winter school, even if this is in May, there is still winter season and excellent skiing conditions. We plan to have talks in the morning and early in the evening with time for skiing in between. For further information on Finse see:

Researchers and Ph.D. students that want to attend the research course should fill in the information in the application below. In case of too many applications the organizers will do a final selection. The capacity is limited to about 25 participants. Priority is given to participants attending the full course that starts Sunday May 4 at 21:00 with dinner and ends Friday, May 9 with lunch.

Useful links: NSB train tickets

For further information contact: Tor Helleseth,

The complete program for the event is available here.

Speaker Institution Title Preview Download
Richard A. Kemmerer University of California, Santa Barbara System (In)Security Preview finse2014-kemmerer-1.pdf
Richard A. Kemmerer University of California, Santa Barbara Cybercrime and the
Cyber Underground Economy
Preview finse2014-kemmerer-2.pdf
Markku-Juhani O. Saarinen NTNU, Norway Developments in Authenticated Encryption Preview finse2014-saarinen-1.pdf 
Fabio Martinelli IIT-CNR, Pisa, Italy On Usage Control Preview finse2014-martinelli.pdf 
Guang Gong University of Waterloo,
Communication System Security Preview finse2014-gong.pdf
Roman Oliynykov Kharkiv National University, Ukraine Next Generation of Block Ciphers Providing High-Level Security Preview finse2014-oliynykov.pdf
Colin Boyd NTNU Key Establishment Preview finse2014-boyd.pdf
Christoph Busch Gjøvik University College Access Control with
Fingerprint Recognition
Preview finse2014-busch.pdf
Oleksandr Kazymyrov, Håvard Raddum NTNU, Norway Binary Decisions Diagrams for Algebraic
Preview finse2014-kazymyrov,raddum.pdf
Stig F. Mjølsnes NTNU, Norway FRISC Preview finse2014-mjolsnes.pdf
Cristian Prisacariu University of Oslo Graphical Modeling of Security Ceremonies Preview finse2014-prisacariu.pdf
Markku-Juhani O. Saarinen NTNU, Norway Developing Custom PENTEST Tools for an APT Attack Exercise Preview finse2014-saarinen-2.pdf
Anders Fongen Norwegian Defence Research Establishment Validation of Inferior Identity Credentials Preview finse2014-fongen.pdf
Audun Jøsang University of Oslo Identity Management Preview finse2014-josang.pdf
Hanno Langweg Gjøvik University College COINS Research School of
Computer and Information Security
Preview finse2014-langweg.pdf
Brenda Larcom Bishop Fox, USA Secure Requirements Preview finse2014-larcom.pdf



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