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Selected Topics of Information Security and Cryptography
Seminar in winter term 2007/2008

Organizatorial Meeting
Tuesday, October 23, 2007, 16:15 in Room U12, Building E1.1
Wed, March 12 - Fri, March 28 (block course)

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


The organizational meeting took place on Tuesday, October 23 and registration for the seminar is now closed. Guests are welcome during the presentation sessions.


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

Participation in the organization meeting as well as all subsequent 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 on the 29th and 30th of January.

Each presentation has been allocated 30 minutes. The length of each talk should be 25 minutes, while the remaining 5 minutes will be used to comment on the content and the quality of the talk. 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 agreeing on the idea that the team should work on further.

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