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SOFTWARE SECURITY AND PROTECTION

The Fourth International Summer School on Information Security and Protection (ISSISP) will be held in Xi'an, China on July 21 - 27, 2013. It will be hosted by Northwest University, China.


The growing ubiquity of software systems as a means of providing critical services make protecting software contents, data, and intellectual property an important aspect of software development and a necessity for successful industrial applications. Without strong software security and protection techniques, software-based systems at the heart of medical informatics, digital rights management, voting systems, power distribution systems, transportation systems, and financial systems, to name a few, will be vulnerable to devastating attacks.

Software Security and Protection is a discipline that lies at the crossroads of security, cryptography, networks, software engineering, computer architecture, operating systems, and compiler design. The summer school will bring together internationally-recognized experts to describe the advanced techniques that are used for protecting software from tampering, reverse engineering, and piracy. The courses will cover methods of software security and protection including code obfuscation to protect against reverse engineering, software watermarking to protect against software piracy, tamperproofing to protect against integrity-violations of software, and models of security for specifying attack strategies, metrics, and principles.

The school will help to address the very high demand in ICT professionals and researchers in the areas of software security and software intellectual property protection, with a particular attention towards the growing demand of advanced software security technologies and solutions in the Chinese market. As such, the summer school targets junior and senior researchers from academia as well as from industry.

List of speakers

Christian Collberg (University of Arizona, USA)
Brecht Wyseur (Nagravision S.A., Switzerland)
Bart Preneel (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
Lorenzo Cavallaro (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)
K.P. Chow (The University of Hong Kong, China)
Somesh Jha (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)

Organization Board Institutions

Northwest University, China
Digital Asset Protection Association
Irdeto

Past Event

ISSISP 2010, Beijing, China
ISSISP 2011, Ghent, Belgium
ISSISP 2012, Tucson, USA













Host Chair:
    Dingyi Fang
General Chair:
    Yuan Xiang Gu
Scientific Chair:
    Christian Collberg
Scientific Advisory Board:
    Christian Collberg
    Jack Davidson
    Roberto Giacobazzi
    Yuan Xiang Gu
    Bjorn De Sutter
    Fei-Yue Wang