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Special Session: EU Research on Mobile Security

MobiSec this year features a special session on research and development within the European Union, focused on mobile security. We are pleased to announce talks from exponents of the forefront of EU-funded research and development.
Gianluca Ramunno

Gianluca Ramunno

Politecnico di Torino, Dip. di Automatica e Informatica, Torino, Italy

Open Trusted Computing

Open Trusted Computing (OpenTC) proposes a security framework based on Trusted Computing technologies and virtualization to counter attacks due the lack of platform security in today's networked environment.

Building on the cost-effective and widely deployed "Trusted Platform Module" (TPM) specified by the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) and the new generation of x86 CPUs from Intel and AMD, open source software components have been designed and implemented as well as existing components have been enhanced. They are the building blocks for a general purpose architecture, based on security mechanisms provided by low level operating system layers with isolation properties and interfaces to Trusted Computing hardware.

These layers allow to leverage enhanced trust and security properties of the platform for standard operating systems, middleware, and applications. The architecture is suitable for many distributed application scenarios; some of them have been explored by implementing proof of concept prototypes.

OpenTC also focuses on the same concepts for embedded or mobile platforms.

Short Biography

Gianluca Ramunno is a researcher in the security group of Politecnico di Torino, where he received his M.Sc. (2000) in Electronic Engineering and Ph.D. (2004) in Computer Engineering. His initial research interests were in the fields of digital signature, e-documents, and time-stamping, where he performed joint activity within ETSI. Since 2006 he has been investigating the field of Trusted Computing, leading the Politecnico di Torino activities in this area within the EU FP6 project OpenTC.
Antonio Skarmeta

Antonio F. Gómez-Skarmeta

Universidad de Murcia, Spain

A cross-layer approach to Identity Management solution in networking: The SWIFT approach

SWIFT project proposes an idM framework that offers cross-layer single sign-on (SSO) mechanisms for users who have some type of subscription with several service and identity providers. It also protects privacy by preventing unauthorized parties from linking steps or actions with the same user identifiers, enforcing privacy rules at different providers, and supporting the user's autonomy in disclosing attributes. The framework provides the functionality to integrate one or more attributes from one or more identity providers and to be used in networking and application scenarios.

Short Biography

Antonio F. Gómez-Skarmeta is an associate professor in the Department of Information and Communications Engineering at the University of Murcia. His research interests include mobility and computer network security. Gómez-Skarmeta received a PhD in computer science from the University of Murcia. He is a member of IEEE. He has been author of more than 50 international publications.
Dates & News

Conference date
June 3. - 5., 2009

Conference Dates

Paper Submission Deadline
February 2, 2009
February 16, 2009 (Extended)

Notification of Acceptance:
March 16, 2009

Camera-ready Manuscripts due:
April 8, 2009

Technical Sponsorship
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