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ZISC Workshop 2007 on Wireless Security

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This year's annual Zurich Information Security Center workshop will be dedicated to Wireless Security.

About the workshop:

The goal of the workshop is to bring together academics, industrial researchers and students interested in the field of wireless security, and to present current research trends in this emerging field. During two days, the workshop will host a number of invited speakers, who will give tutorials and research talks related to security issues in (emerging) wireless networks.

Venue and date:

The workshop will be held on 27 and 28 September 2007 at ETH Zurich.

The workshop will be held in the Semper Aula (room HG G60) in the ETH Zurich Main Building (HG) (the red building on the map)..


Day 1 (Thursday, Sept. 27)
7.30 Registration
8.00 Welcome note
Prof. Srdjan Capkun, ETH Zurich
8.15 RFID Security and Privacy: A Primer and Some Recent Results
Dr. Ari Juels, RSA research, USA
9.35 break
9.50 The UbiSec&Sens Security Architecture: On the Usage of homomorphic encryption transformations for Securing Wireless Sensor Networks
Dr. Dirk Westhoff, NEC Europe, Germany
11.10 break
11.25 Modeling impact of adaptive node capture attacks in jamming, probabilistic key distributions and secure routing
Prof. Radha Poovendran, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
12.45 lunch
14.15 Handling New Adversaries in Wireless Ad-hoc Networks
Prof. Virgil Gligor, University of Maryland, College-Park, USA
15.45 break
16.00 Security and Cooperation in Wireless Networks
Prof. Jean-Pierre Hubaux, EPFL, Switzerland
17.30 Apero
Day 2 (Friday, Sept. 28)
8.00 Security in Sensor Networks: Industry Trends, Present and Future Research Directions
Prof. Adrian Perrig, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
9.20 break
9.35 Homomorphic Security Mechanisms and Selected Applications in Self-organizing Network Security
Prof. Refik Molva, Institute EURECOM, France
10.55 break
11.10 Range Authentication and Localization in Sensor Networks
Dr. Catherine Meadows, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
12.45 lunch
14.00 Security issues in unattended sensors
Prof. Gene Tsudik, University of California, Irvine, USA
15.30 break
15.45 Initializing Security Associations for Personal Devices
Dr. N Asokan, Nokia, Finland
17.15 End of day 2

Detailed program: abstracts and speakers' bios are available here.

Workshop material:

Updated slides of the presentations are now available for download. Please use the username and password provided in the notification mail of November 20th, 2007.

Registration and accomodation:

Registration is closed.
Note: registrations for ZISC partners are handled directly through e-mail ( and not through the online registration interface.

The following is a list of hotels in Zurich with special rates for the ZISC Wireless Security Workshop. Please mention ETH and the Wireless Security Workshop when making the reservation to get the special rates!

For alternate accommodation please visit A detailed (interactive) map of Zürich can be found on For more specific directions to ETH see the site plans for ETH Zurich.

Please note that in the week of the workshop, Zürich will host a big annual exhibition (Züspa) and hotels may therefore fill up quickly. Be sure to book your hotel well in advance.


Registration/Information: Fabienne Ton-Knaff (
Program: Prof. Srdjan Capkun, ETH Zurich (


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