Keynotes

We are honored to have the following individuals presenting keynotes

  • Rehab Alnemr, HP Labs Bristol
  • Kim Cameron, Microsoft
  • Michael Friedewald, Fraunhofer ISI
  • Zoi Kolitsi, eHGI
  • George Metakides, University of Patras
  • Marit Hansen, ULD
  • Joachim Meyer, Tel Aviv University
  • Gregory Neven, IBM Research – Zurich
  • Christine O'Keefe, CSIRO
  • Bart Preneel, KU Leuven and iMinds
  • Nadya Purtova, Tilburg University
  • Kai Rannenberg, Goethe University Frankfurt
  • Marc van Lieshout, TNO
  • Aimee van Wynsberghe, University of Twente

Rehab Alnemr is an expert in both informatics and design thinking. She grew up in Cairo and received both her bachelor and masters degrees in information technology from Cairo University. She then studied for a Ph.D. in information technology, with an emphasis on trust management and reputation systems, at the Hasso Plattner Institute at the University of Potsdam, Germany, and remained at the institute to work on post-doctoral research and teach in the Hasso Plattner Institute School of Design Thinking. Now a Bristol, UK-based research engineer in HP’s Security and Cloud Lab, Rehab Alnemr remains a passionate advocate for applying design thinking to problems in IT.

Kim Cameron is an expert on highly distributed identity system architecture. He is the Distinguished Engineer of the Identity and Security Division of Microsoft and Principal Identity Architect at Microsoft Research and Development France. As Chief Scientist at Canada’s BCH Research Laboratories in the 1980’s he pioneered provably-correct state-driven design of the full OSI stack and distributed X.400 and X.500 services, secure messaging, the Defence Messaging System and signed directory. In the early 1990’s he invented and implemented Metadirectory, introducing declarative mapping of identity attributes, arbitration of authoritativeness, and convergence and synchronization across heterogeneous identity systems with different semantics and replication algorithms – technology purchased by Microsoft Corporation in 1999. Since then he has pioneered work on massively distributed directory, user centric identity protocols, the multi-protocol identity Metasystem architecture, and the standardized Identity Selector service as a mechanism of user control compatible with U-Prove.

Michael Friedewald is a senior researcher and consultant at Fraunhofer ISI. He received a diploma degree in Electrical Engineering (1992) and Economics (1995) and a doctorate in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (1999) from RWTH Aachen University of Technology, Germany. Since 1999 he has been working at Fraunhofer ISI as project manager for Information and Communication Technologies, Innovation Research and Technology Assessment. Since 2009 he is head of the ICT research unit.

Zoi Kolitsi, eHealth strategist currently an affiliated member of the Information Security Laboratory of the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki. She is a senior advisor with the Ministry of Health and member of the national eHealth Strategy Group. Current activities also include leading the Legal and Regulatory issues work in the epSOS LSP and also in the eHealth Governance Initiative; chair of the national Sectoral Technical Committee for eHealth of ELOT (TET 14/1); have led the CALLIOPE Thematic Network for EU eHealth Interoperability.

George Metakides received, as a Fulbright scholar, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematical Logic from Cornell University. He pursued an academic career in the U.S.A. at MIT, Cornell University and Rochester University and returned to Greece to take the Chair of Logic at the University of Patras. He has published numerous articles and books in the areas of Mathematical Logic, Computer Science and Science Policy and is a frequent invited speaker at major international conferences. He holds honorary doctorates from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the Technical University of Bucharest and the University of Thessaloniki and is an honorary professor of the University of Moscow. Until November 2002 he was director of Essential Technologies and Infrastructures in Europe’s 4 billion Euro Information Society Technologies (IST) Programme (1998-2002), in the Information Society Directorate General which - besides funding and co-ordinating R&D in information and communication technologies in the European Union - also covers information society and telecommunications policy and regulation. He is an active contributor to the promotion of co-operation between the European Union and other regions. He has instigated the establishment of research agreements between the EU and the USA. In addition to collaborative activities with Japan, China, Russia and the countries of Latin America, he leads a number of joint actions in Central & Eastern Europe as well as the Balkan and Mediterranean regions.

Marit Hansen is Deputy Privacy & Information Commissioner of Land Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, and Deputy Chief of Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz (ULD). Within ULD she is in charge of the “Privacy Technology Projects” Division and the “Innovation Centre Privacy & Security”. Since her diploma in computer science in 1995 she has been working on privacy and security aspects especially concerning anonymity, pseudonymity, identities management, biometrics, multilateral security, privacy by design and privacy by default from both the technical and the legal perspectives. In several projects she and her team actively participate in system design in order to support privacy technologies and give feedback on legislation.

Joachim Meyer is a Professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering at Tel Aviv University. He holds an M.A. in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management (1994) from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel (BGU). After completing his Ph.D., he was from 1993 and 1997 a post-doctoral researcher at the Research Center for Work Safety and Human Engineering and taught at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. From 1999 to 2001 he was in Boston where he helped to set up the Age Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Transportation Studies, and he was also affiliated with (2012 Nobel Laureate) Al Roth’s experimental economics group at Harvard Business School. From 1995 to 2012 he was on the faculty of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He founded the Cognitive Engineering laboratory in the department and led the Human Factors track in the M.Sc. program until 2011. In 2012 he moved to Tel Aviv University where he established a Human-Technology Interaction laboratory.

Gregory Neven is a research scientist at IBM Research - Zurich in Switzerland. His main research topics are provably secure cryptography and privacy policy languages, in which fields he has published over forty scientific papers. He received his MSE and Ph.D. degrees from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 2000 and 2004, respectively. He was awarded a Ph.D. Fellowship and a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO), and previously was a visiting researcher at the University of California at San Diego and at the Ecole Normale Superieure.

Christine O'Keefe is Research Program Leader for Decision and User Science in CSIRO Computational Informatics, and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Adelaide. She is a Fellow of the Australian Mathematical Society and the Institute for Combinatorics and its Applications, and a member of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner Privacy Advisory Committee. Christine's research focusses on solving problems relevant to balancing the competing objectives of privacy and confidentiality protection with access and use of data bases and data archives, using cryptographic and statistical approaches. She leads a Program of about 120 researchers addressing challenges in eHealth, cyber-social computing, analytics and reasoning. Prior to joining CSIRO in 2000, Christine held academic positions at the University of Adelaide and the University of Western Australia, as well as several visiting positions at European universities. The University of Adelaide awarded Christine a BSc with Honours in Pure Mathematics in 1982 and a PhD in Pure Mathematics in 1988. She also gained an MBA from the Australian National University in 2008. Christine was awarded the Australian Mathematical Society Medal 2000 for distinguished research in the Mathematical Sciences and the Hall Medal of the Institute for Combinatorics and its Applications 1996 for outstanding contributions to the field.

Bart Preneel is a full professor at the KU Leuven in Belgium where he heads the COSIC research group. He was visiting professor at five universities in Europe. He has authored more than 400 scientific publications and is inventor of 5 patents. His main research interests are cryptography, information security and privacy. Bart Preneel is president of LSEC (Leaders in Security) and has served for six years as president of the IACR (International Association for Cryptologic Research). He has testified in the European Parliament, in several courts and has served as consultant to governments and industry. He is a member of the Permanent Stakeholders group of ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency) and of the Academia Europaea. He has been invited speaker at more than 100 conferences in 40 countries. At the RSA Conference 2014 he has received the Award for Excellence in the Field of Mathematics.

Nadezhda (Nadya) Purtova is a postdoc at Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT, Tilburg University, The Netherlands). Nadezhda studied law at Mari State University, Russia (LLB/LLM, 2004), Comparative Constitutional law at Central European University, Budapest (LLM, 2005) and Public Administration at Leiden University (MSc, 2006). She obtained her PhD (awarded cum laude) from Tilburg University in 2011. Her thesis “Property rights in personal data: a European perspective” received the University’s Best Dissertation Award 2010-2011 and is published by Kluwer Law International. After a short period of law practice, Nadezhda joined the Department of European and Economic Law, University of Groningen and later TILT. Nadezhda's primary expertise lies in European and comparative privacy and data protection law. Her doctoral dissertation explored the idea of property rights in personal data embedded in the US and European legal contexts. Nadya has expanded her research into the area of economic analysis of privacy and data protection law, in particular, data protection rights as entitlements and personal data as a resource. She has conducted research on the policy studies of data protection, in particular, the role of private actors in the data protection rule-setting. Most recently, Nadezhda has been working on safety, privacy and data protection in mHealth.

Kai Rannenberg holds the T-Mobile Chair for Mobile Business & Multilateral Security. Before he was with the System Security Group at Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK focussing on “Personal Security Devices & Privacy Technologies”. 1993-1999 Kai worked at Freiburg University and coordinated the interdisciplinary “Kolleg Security in Communication Technology”, sponsored by Gottlieb Daimler & Karl Benz Foundation researching Multilateral Security. After a Diploma in Informatics at TU Berlin he had focused his PhD at Freiburg University on IT Security Evaluation Criteria and their potential and limits regarding the protection of users and subscribers. Since 1991 Kai is active in the ISO/IEC standardization of IT Security and Criteria (JTC 1/SC 27/WG 3 “Security evaluation criteria”). Since March 2007 he is Convenor of the SC 27/WG 5 “Identity management and privacy technologies”. Since May 2007 Kai chairs IFIP TC-11 “Security and Privacy Protection in Information Processing Systems”, after having been its Vice-Chair since 2001. Kai is active in the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS) chairing its Legal & Security Issues Special Interest Network (CEPIS LSI) since 2003. In July 2004 Kai was appointed as the academic expert to the Management Board of the European Network and Information Security Agency, ENISA. Kai`s awards include the IFIP Silver Core, the Alcatel SEL Foundation Dissertation Award and the Friedrich-August-von-Hayek-Preis of Freiburg University and Deutsche Bank.

Marc van Lieshout graduated from Radboud University Nijmegen with a degree in Experimental Biophysics and Medical Physics. He was then appointed as a lecturer in ‘Computer Science and Society’. In the 1990s, Marc worked as a researcher at the Rathenau Institute in The Hague and then at the University of Maastricht. He joined TNO in 2000. He conducted wide-ranging scientific research into the relationship between ICT and society: ICT and mobility; seniors and the electronic highway. He has worked on the European project ‘Social Learning In Multimedia’ and the EU ‘Spectre’ project on ICT and spatial planning in three European regions. He has also researched the role of teleworking in terms of traffic congestion, costs, productivity, and participation in the labour market. Marc also advises the European Parliament on issues relating to the European Techno-Economic Policy Studies Network. These issues relate to areas such as mobile TV, spectrum policy, Galileo and international agreements on mobile telephony.

Aimee van Wynsberghe (PhD, MA) is currently working as Ethics Adviser for CTIT (Center for Telematics and Information Technology) at the University of Twente. In her role, she provides ethical education on a one-on-one basis as well as group lectures for a multidisciplinary technical institute at the University of Twente. Her research aims at the inclusion of ethical analysis throughout the design and development of a range of ICT technologies including but not limited to robots. Aimee is engaged in interdisciplinary work on a day-to-day basis and has written award winning joint articles with computer scientists to show how ethics can be incorporated into design processes. She has attended the prestigious and world renowned Dagstuhl Computer Science Seminars on Ethics in Data Sharing. Her PhD dissertation entitled ‘Designing Robots with Care’ was nominated for the Georges Giralt Best PhD thesis in Robotics in Europe. Aimee has published 11 journal articles and has been cited 123 times since 2006.