Dutch Cyber Security Research Award on ICT.OPEN 2015

December 3, 2014

ICT.OPEN 2015 is the principal ICT research conference in the Netherlands. It features two distinguished plenary key notes and invited speakers, as well as many presentations. The state of the art in ICT research is presented and discussed here. ICT.OPEN is therefore the place to be for all involved in ICT research in the Netherlands. ICT.OPEN 2015 takes places the 24th and 25th of March 2015 in “De Flint” in Amersfoort.

Cyber Security

In the last 20 years, the Dutch information security community grew from a handful of brilliant mathematicians to a large community of Cyber Security researchers with representatives from many of the technical and the social sciences. The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and the European Commission have provided over a hundred million Euros of funding in long term Dutch Cyber Security Research. This has led to dozens of new businesses, hundreds of highly skilled employees in all major corporations, government departments and universities, and thousands of scientific publications and patents.

Dutch Cyber Security Researchpaper Award

As well-known partner stimulating co-operation in the area of ICT research in security and privacy, the Dutch ICT Innovation Platform Security and Privacy (IIPVV) decided this conference would be a good opportunity to introduce a new prize and to reward the best recent non-commercial scientific cyber security research paper. An organization committee, headed by Professor Inald Lagendijk, is formed and an appropriate, mainly foreign jury has been appointed with well-respected members in the scientific field (Professor Thorsten Holz, Professor Frank Piessens and Professor Danilo Bruschi). Out of all papers received, the jury will select the top five papers.

Track Cyber Security Research on ICT.OPEN

The cyber security track of the ICT.OPEN program is scheduled in the afternoon of March 24th 2015. The objective of this track is to demonstrate the progress and achievements in the execution of recent Dutch Cyber Security Research. The main researchers, of which their papers were selected by the jury, will present their research. All presenters receive a signed certificate: the “Dutch Cyber Security Researchpaper Award”. It is foreseen that, being selected in the top five and having received this award, is a good reason for the researchers involved to mention this honour on their Curriculum Vitae. Other than a certificate of course there will be a photo-moment and press attention. The jury not only determines the top five, but also selects the very best out of these set of papers. On behalf of the jury, Dr. René Penning De Vries, recently appointed by the Dutch minister of Economic Affairs as Dutch ICT-Figurehead, hands over a special Award to the winner.

The process

Recently, Dutch cyber security research group leaders were asked to send in a maximum of two papers per research group before January 19th 2015 to NWO. If you think your paper should be nominated please let your research group leader know! In the period January 19th 2015 - February 27th 2015 the jury selects out of all nominated papers the top five. The 2nd of March NWO will inform the selected nominees. They then are expected to attend ICT.OPEN (at least) in the afternoon of the 24th of March 2015 to present their paper.