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Current Research in Information Security
Seminar in Summer Term 2009

Organizatorial Meeting
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 15:00, room 2.18, second floor of building E1.1.
Lecture Time
blockseminar at the end of term
Presenation Sessions
Wednesday, June24, 2009


The seminar addresses current research on information security and cryptography, both from a theoretical and a practical perspective.


The official registration for the seminar will occur at the organizational meeting taking place Wednesday, April 29.


There are no formal requirements for participation. Students should be familiar with basic topics in computer security and cryptography.

Participation in the organization meeting and all the presentation sessions is mandatory.

Requirements for obtaining credit points (Scheinvergabe)

The seminar requires both an individual contribution by every participant and a contribution achieved within a team of four people (formed by the speakers of each session).

As far as the individual part is concerned, each participant

The group part requires the team

You must submit (1) your team report as one LaTeX source and in PDF format, as well as (2) the final version of your slides, before the end of term. All team reports and presentation slides will be made available on this Web site.

Presentation Sessions

All presentation sessions will be held during two consecutive days near the end of the lecture time, but before the exam period.

Each presentation has been allocated 30 minutes. The length of each talk should be 25 minutes, while the remaining 5 minutes will be used for questions and comments. We would like this to be a seminar that participants can profit from, so the main emphasis of the talks must be on being understandable.

Additionally, after the talks of each session the team has allocated 15 minutes to present a list of potentially interesting, scientifically novel ideas, for discussing them in the class, and for identifying the most promising ideas on which the team could work on further.