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Seminar SS2013: Selected Topics in IT-Security


The seminar will be held as a block seminar at the end of the semester, probably taking two full days.


In this seminar, we will discuss selected areas of research in IT-security and cryptography. Possible topics may include grid security, payment cards, mobile malware, SSL/TLS, key management, threshold cryptography or asymmetric encryption. Topics with strong mathematical emphasis may also be possible, depending on the participants. A concrete list of topics will be given at the preliminary meeting.

Dates and deadlines

  • Preliminary meeting: April 11, 2013, 10:00 - 12:00, UMIC building, Room 205
  • Outline of text: July 1, 2013
  • Draft version of text: August 1, 2013
  • Final version of text: September 1, 2013
  • Draft version of presentation slides: September 13, 2013
  • Final version of presentation slides: September 20, 2013
  • Presentation: September 26/27, 2013


  • You should have attended (and preferably passed) at least one lecture (or practical course / lab) about IT-security or cryptography. Alternatively, good background knowledge in related areas such as computer networking or number theory might also be sufficient.

  • If you are a bachelor student, you can only participate if you already attended a "Proseminar" before.

  • Each participant is expected to write 15 to 20 pages of original text (german or english). All forms of plagiarism (e.g., copying work from others without proper citation) will lead to immediate disqualification from this seminar! 

  • Each participant is expected to give a presentation about his work (in english, about 50 minutes, including about 10 minutes for questions). Attendance to all presentations is mandatory!


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