SBA Research is a research center for Information Security funded partly by the national initiative for COMET Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies. Within a network of more than 70 companies, 15 Austrian and international universities and research institutions, and many additional international research partners we jointly work on research challenges ranging from organizational to technical security to strengthen Europe’s Cybersecurity capabilities.
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ERCIM News Special Theme: “Digital Twins”, Edgar Weippl (guest editor)

Ercim news is seeking short articles (700-800 words) on the current topic for its special theme “Digital Twins”. This is related to our ongoing research activities in the Christian Doppler Laboratory SQI (Links zu
Submission Deadline Thursday, 28 August

Guest editors:
Benjamin Sanderse (CWI)
Edgar Weippl (SBA)

Alexei Zamyatin gives talk @ Building on Bitcoin conference

Alexei Zaymatin presented “A Wild Velvet Fork Appears!” at the 2018 Building on Bitcoin conference in Lisbon.

Building on Bitcoin, Lisbon 2018
Building on Bitcoin, Lisbon 2018

Click here to watch the full presentation

Alexei Zamyatin: paper published by Royal Society

Alexei Zamyatin gets paper “Committing to quantum resistance: a slow defence for Bitcoin against a fast quantum computing attack” published by the Royal Society.

Full paper

He also gives a talk on velvet forks at the Building on Bitcoin conference next week.

More information

Virtual Currency Conference @ Europol

Two very insightful days on Crypto-Currencies, law enforcement and illegal markets. Edgar Weippl participated as member of the Europol’s EC3 Academic Advisor Network.

Science – “Fabriken im Visier von Hackern”

A great article by Ruth Hutsteiner highlights our current research that we jointly perform with the CDL-SQI. An interview with Edgar Weippl will be broadcast in today’s ‘Wissen aktuell‘ in Ö1

Thomas Konrad holds workshop at “enterJS” in Darmstadt

Thomas Konrad gives a workshop on “Webapplication Security for JavaScript Developers” at today´s enterJS conference in Darmstadt.


Research Data Alliance Chairs Collaboration Meeting

Tomasz Miksa co-hosted RDA Chairs Collaboration Meeting which was held in the festive hall of the TU Wien 13-15 June 2018. Chairs representing working and interest groups met to discuss ongoing developments and to analyse future development directions.

The Research Data Alliance (RDA) is an international organization focused on the development of infrastructure and community activities aimed to reduce barriers to data sharing and exchange, and promote the acceleration of data driven innovation worldwide.

With more than 7,000 members globally, RDA comprises individuals, organizations and policy makers representing multiple industries and disciplines, who are committed to building the social, organizational and technical infrastructure needed to reduce barriers to data sharing and exchange, and accelerating data driven innovation worldwide.

Ludwig Kampel presented a paper at LION

Yesterday at “Learning and Intelligent Optimization Conference” [LION] Ludwig Kampel presented a paper titled “Combinatorial Methods for Testing Communication Protocols in Smart Cities” in the special session “Computational Intelligence for Smart Cities” ( Dimitris E. Simos, Ludwig Kampel, Murat Ozcan). This paper proposes a combinatorial method for testing the Building Automation Protocol BACnet. The talk and the presented content received much resonance from the audience.

Mathias Gusenbauer successfully defended his master thesis

Mathias Gusenbauer successfully defended his master thesis on “Bitstream – A Bottom-Up/Top-Down Approach to Data Loading for Interactive Bitcoin Visualizations” on June 4, 2018.

Kristoffer Kleine successfully defended his master’s thesis

Kristoffer successfully defended his master’s thesis “Efficient Algorithms and Tools for Practical Combinatorial Testing” advised by Dimitris E. Simos, at the Faculty of Informatics of TU Vienna.

Kristoffer gave an excellent presentation and graduated with distinction.

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