Draft Programme – 20th Seminar of the Swedish IT Security Network (SWITS 2020)


Tuesday, 2nd June 2020, 10:00-17:20, Online (zoom telco links for sessions are here)

10:00: Welcome

10:10: Presentation of Research Groups (4 min per group):

Blekinge TH, Chalmers, FHS, Halmstad University, KAU, KTH, Linköping University, Linnaeus University, Lund University, Uppsala University, Skövde University, RISE, COINS

11:10-11:25:  Martin Berling (RISE): “The new Swedish node to accelerate innovation and research in cybersecurity

11: 30 – 13:00: Parallel Sessions 1 - 3:

Session 1:  Privacy & Security of Mobile and Wearables Devices

Chair: Stefan Axelsson

·        Measuring Apps' Privacy-Friendliness, Nurul Momen (KAU)

·        A Physical-layer Spoofing Attack Detection System for Wearable Devices, Wenqing Yan, Sam Hylamia, Thiemo Voigt and Christian Rohner (Uppsala University)

·        Device Fingerprinting and Identification at IoT edge with Federated Learning, Han Wang (RISE)

·        A Programming Language for Data Privacy with Accuracy Estimations, Elisabet Lobo Vesga (Chalmers TH)

Session 2: Risk Management, Critical Information Infrastructure

Chair: Simin Nadjm-Tehrani

·        Threat Modelling for Digitalized Power Systems, Engla Ling (KTH)

·        e-Health as a target in Cyberwar: Expecting the worst in the COVID-19 Pandemic, Samuel Wairimu (KAU)

·        Information Security from an Enterprise Perspective, Lars Magnusson (Linnaeus University)

·        Securing Cyber-Physical Systems, Wissam Aoudi and Magnus Almgren (Chalmers TH)

Session 3: IoT & Crypto

Chair: Elena Pagnin

·        Energy Consumption for Securing Lightweight IoT Protocols, Pegah Nikbakht Bideh (Lund University)

·        Strong password hashing on embedded devices, Francisco Blas Izquierdo Riera (Chalmers TH)

·        Ring-LearningWith Error (R-LWE) Encryption Scheme and Polynomial Optimization over NTRU-NTT Lattices, Rohon Kundu (LTH, Milano University)

·        Hardware-based Trusted Execution Environment for Resource-constrained IoT, Anum Khurshid (RISE)


13:00-13:45: Lunch


13:45: Short summaries from the parallel sessions by the chairs

14:00- 15:30: Parallel Sessions 4-6:

Session 4: IoT, Crypto & Network Security

Chair: Mathias Ekstedt

·        Research into side-channels and timing attacks on NIST PQC proposals, Alexander Nilsson (Lund University)

·        Application layer security for IoT, Joel Höglund and Shahid Raza (RISE)

·        Some work relevant to cryptos for 5G use, Jing Yang (Lund University)

·        Enhancing Trust in IoT Transactions Using Blockchains and Smart Contracts, Christos Profentzas (Chalmers TH)

Session 5: Systems Security & Formal security analysis

Chair: Alejandro Russo

·        Lic-Sec: an enhanced AppArmor Docker security profile generator, Hui Zhu, Christian Gehrmann (Lund University)

·        On Security Analysis of Adaptation and Implementation of Self-Protecting Systems, Charilaos Skandylas (Linnaeus University)

·        Towards Orchestration and Security of Next Generation Clouds, Roman-Valentyn Tkachuk (Blekinge TH)

Session 6: Privacy & PETs

Chair: Marcus Nohlberg

·        Publicly Accountable Privacy Revocation, Joakim Brorsson, Paul Stankovski Wagner (Lund University)

·        Distance-bounding, privacy-preserving attribute-based credentials, Daniel Bosk, Simon Bouget, Sonja Buchegger (KTH), and Sébastien Gambs (Université du Quebec à Montréal,)

·        Exploring users’ privacy perceptions and requirements in relation to privacy-enhancing car-to-car communication systems, Lejla Islami (KAU)

·        AnonFACES: Anonymizing Faces Adjusted to Constraints on Efficacy and Security, Minh-Ha Le, Md Sakib Nizam Khan, Georgia Tsaloli, Niklas Carlsson and Sonja Buchegger (KTH)

15:30: Coffee Break

15:45: Short Summaries of the parallel sessions by the session chairs

16:00: Invited Keynote –Bart Preneel (KU Leuven) – Decentralised Privacy Preserving Proximity Tracing

16:30: Discussion of SWITS PhD courses & Proposal for a SWITS Online PhD course on Research Methods in Security and Privacy (Daniel Bosk & Sonja Buchegger)

17:00-17:15: Summing up, conference announcements and next activities - Farewell