We are pleased to invite you to participate in the "2014 International Summer School on Smart & Mobile Device Security and Privacy" that will take place at the University of Padua, Italy from August 31st to September 5th, 2014.

This year, the school aims at bringing together members from the international security research community to debate contemporary issues in the area of smartphone security and privacy. The school consists of lectures given by world-leading researchers in this area (see the list of our prestigious speakers below), practical hands-on sessions and a PhD forum.

The University of Padua is a long tradition University (among the earliest Universities of the world, founded in 1222; hosted people like Galileo Galilei and Nicolaus Copernicus). A recent national assessment set the University of Padua as the highest ranking among leading Italian Universities for the quality of its research results. Padua is a vibrant city, full of art and history, including the Scrovegni Chapel (with the most complete series of frescoes executed by Giotto), and the main building of the University (with the first anatomical theatre and the podium used by Galileo). Also, Venice can be reached by train in 15 minutes.

If you are interested in participating, please apply no later than July 20th, 2014 (the sooner the better).

We look forward to see you in Padua!


  • Prof. Mauro Conti (Universiy of Padua, Italy)
  • Lucas Davi (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
  • --- (talk title: "Modern Runtime Attacks and Defenses")
  • Alexandra Dmitrienko (Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Systems, Germany)
  • Prof. Ivan Martinovic (University of Oxford, UK)
  • --- (talk title: "Wireless Security Research: Selected Topics in Physical Authentication")
  • Prof. N. Asokan (Aalto University and University of Helsinki, Finland)
  • Prof. Atul Prakash (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA)
  • Prof. Radha Poovendran (University of Washington, US)
  • --- (talk title: "Passivity-based Modeling, Composing and Mitigating Attacks on Networked Control Systems")(part1) --- (talk title: "A Decision Model for IP Randomization based Moving Target Defense")(part2)
  • Prof. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
  • --- (talk title: "Smart and Secure? On the Security and Privacy of Smartphones")
  • Dr. Matthias Schunter (MBA) (Intel, Germany)