The Summer Research Institute on Security and Privacy
EPFL’s IC School invites you to the 2019 edition of the IC Summer Research Institute (SuRI), held in Lausanne (EPFL, BC 420) on June 13-14. The conference brings together renowned researchers and experts from academia and industry who will present their latest research in cybersecurity, privacy, and cryptography. The event is open to everyone and attendance is free of charge. For more information and to register please click here…
C4DT Workshop on the difficulties of deploying E-Voting
The C4DT Workshop on the difficulties of deploying E-Voting will take place on Friday June 7th from 10:00 to 12:00 in conference room BC 420. Professors Carmela Troncoso, Bryan Ford and Edouard Bugnion will be welcoming Mr. Denis Morel and Mr. Olivier Esseiva from Swiss Post, Mr. Christophe Vigouroux from l’État de Genève, and Mr. Thomas Hofer formerly from l’État de Genève.
Cyber-Defence Campus Conference on Applied Cryptography
The Cyber-Defence Campus (CYD Campus) organizes its first conference on the 6th of June at the KKThun in Thun. It will focus on „Applied Cryptography“ and provides an ideal platform for participants from academia, industry and government to exchange information and present results on timely topics. The conference is free for governmental employees, students and academics. For more information and to register please click here…
IC Research Day: Digital Trust
The School of Computer and Communication Sciences (IC) invites you all to attend this year’s IC Research Day, held at EPFL’s SwissTech Convention Center on the 6th of June, where world-leading experts will present and discuss their work toward building trust in a digital world. EPFL researchers will showcase ongoing research projects and engage with the audience.
Registration is free. Discover the full program here…
C4DT-CMTA Joint Conference
This joint CMTA – C4DT conference will be held on the 6th of June 2019 at EPFL’s SwissTech Convention Center from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m, following on from the EPFL School of Computer and Communication Sciences’ Research Day. Speakers and panelists at the conference will discuss the first experiences made in Switzerland with the tokenization of securities and the professional custody of digital assets, as well as the future shape of trading platforms for digital assets.
Explaining AI for Everyone : Promises and Challenges of the Black Box Approach
Citizens have a right to an explanation of the decisions affecting them. However, if AIs are to be used in decision procedures, how can we explain complex AI systems to the general public, while so many computer scientists find them inscrutably opaque? In this presentation, an optimistic approach to this seemingly hopeless question will be presented.
Funding Multilateral Projects in Cybersecurity / Digital Trust
This workshop will be held on the 20th of May 2019 the the EPFL and aims to inform researchers and industrial partners, active in the field of cybersecurity / digital trust, about current opportunities to fund multilateral projects (collaborative projects involving multiple research and industry partners) using H2020 as well as other Swiss and EU sources of financing.
Please note that this is a closed C4DT community event.
Swiss Symposium on Blockchain Research
The UZH Blockchain Center is organising a Swiss-wide Symposium on Blockchain Research to take place on the 14.05.2019 in Zürich. In such an event, two principles are fundamental: (1) Academic, interdisciplinary programme; (2) Federal coverage. It is just fair (and interesting) to learn what Universities of this country are doing in the area now. This allows to form a sense of community, find possible synergies and plainly learn. Please register for this event.
Ethical dilemmas in strategical and operational cybersecurity at State level
This conference will take place at the University of Lausanne on May 13th & 14th in the context of the CANVAS EU project. Many international experts will give presentations, in particular governmental CERT representatives. Participation is free of charge but registration is mandatory as the number of places is limited to 90 participants.
C4DT Workshop on Digital Identity
C4DT’s first workshop on the topic of Digital Identity will take place at the EPFL in Lausanne on Friday the 10th of May. The objective is to share insights in 4 application verticals, namely eHeath, IoT, e-Gov and Humanitarian, developing common understanding of digital ID, and to leverage opportunities for interaction and collaboration. Please note that this workshop is a closed event and by invitation only. More details will follow…
Rethinking General-Purpose Decentralized Computing
While showing great promise, smart contracts are difficult to program correctly, as they need a deep understanding of cryptography and distributed algorithms, and offer limited functionality, as they have to be deterministic and cannot operate on secret data. In this talk, Ceyhun Alp presents Protean, a general-purpose decentralized computing platform that addresses these limitations.