First PrimeLife / IFIP Summer School successfully finished PDFPrintE-mail

First PrimeLife / IFIP Summer School successfully finished

During September 7th to 11th, the fifth IFIP TC9/TC11 Summer School has been successfully held in Nice with 60 participants from Europe, South America and Asia. The Summer School participants consisted of PrimeLife project members as well as researchers and practitioners from other Universities or commercial organisations, which were partly representing related privacy research projects (such as the EU FP7 projects TURBINE, TAS3, PICOS and the national projects PETweb II and Encore). The event, which was this year arranged by the PrimeLife project, stands within the tradition of IFIP Summer Schools which have formerly been associated with the FIDIS EU project. The well assembled audience and program consisting of experienced senior researchers and PhD students contributed much to the aspired interdisciplinary exchange between the participants. The Keynotes inter alia addresses identity related topics from legal, social and technical viewpoints including perspectives from research and practice.

The program committee especially encouraged students preparing a master or doctoral thesis for contributions. Presented during workshop sessions the interactive character of the summer school gave numerous opportunities for intensive discussions between experts and the participating young academics and industry entrants.

The Best Student Paper award was honored to Aleksandra Kuczerawy (KU Leuven) for her excellent paper and presentation on “Facebook and its EU users – applicability of the EU data protection law to US based SNS”.

The slides of the presentations will be published on the summer school’s website.