The IPICS academic summer school is a two weeks course (July 4-15, 2016) held each year for undergraduate students in their final year, MSc Students, PhD students and IT professionals interested in a comprehensive overview and broad coverage of recent developments in “Information and Communication Security”. In 2016 the IPICS will be hosted by the Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography (COSIC) research group, KU Leuven at Leuven, Belgium.
· a cross-disciplinary view of IT security: Security experts from a wide range of backgrounds address security from all of its facets, mathematical, engineering, legal, social, and managerial. Most of the lecturers have been involved in large projects and acted as consultants for industry or governmental agencies.
· a European culture of security education: The IPICS teachers have developed a curriculum for a European Master’s Programme on Information and Communication Security within the framework of the Erasmus Programme. The last years IPICS have been the platform for developing education in IT security and keeping pace with new emerging threats to the networked world.
· stimulating research, development and exchange: Participants come from a mixed background – from business informatics to IT engineering – with different competences and varying knowledge. IPICS will take place in a very inspiring academic atmosphere where students and teachers meet to discuss recent advances in the security of information and communication systems.
· ECTS acknowledgement: The IPICS course ends with a group presentation and requires students to hand in an essay. Topics will be assigned at the end of IPICS. Both, presentation and essay will be used to grade students. The IPICS offers upon completion a certificate stating course content, lecturers, duration, and final grade. This certificate will be honored with 4 ECTS points by the IPICS Universities. External students will receive the same certificate. Please ensure with your home institution whether and how this certificate is accepted. Certificates will only be awarded if the course is finished completely, meaning fully attended and with passed home exam (essay).
Further information and registration: https://www.cosic.esat.kuleuven.be/events/ipics2016/
Contact person for the University of the Aegean: Dr Maria Karyda, Assistant Professor, Department of Information & Communication Systems (email@example.com)