June 29, 2020

15:00-18:00 (CEST)

The Doctoral Forum will run on June 29 in parallel with the conference Workshops and Tutorials. This is the program of the Doctoral Forum:

15:00-15:15 (CEST). Welcome
by Sara Bouchenak
15:15-16:00 (CEST). Keynote: The Hard Path to Excellence or…why excellence is about details
Paulo Verissimo, University of Luxembourg
chaired by Saman Zonouz

Top-level research is a highly competitive environment: funding; recruiting; publishing; impact … If you move in the first division, academia is like a premier league, and top researchers are high-level competition athletes. Is that too stressing? Where is the fun? Depends on the perspective. There is no unique recipe, but I’ll share my own experience and hope to show that it can be a unique life, if you do the right things.

If you manage the balance between freedom, self-responsibility, and perseverance, chances are you will go far, and have moments you'll never forget. How far? Well, if you are aiming for the gold, the nice secret of this talk is that excellence … is about details.

Paulo Esteves-Veríssimo is a professor and FNR PEARL Chair at the University of Luxembourg FSTM and SnT, and Head of the CritiX lab (https://wwwen.uni.lu/snt/research/critix). He is adjunct Professor of the ECE Dept., Carnegie Mellon University. Previously, he has been a professor of the Univ. of Lisbon (PT). He is the representative of UNILU-SnT in ECSO, the European Cyber Security Organisation, and member of its Scientific & Technical Committee (STC). He was Chair of the IFIP WG 10.4 on Dependable Computing and Fault-Tolerance and vice-Chair of the Steering Committee of the IEEE/IFIP DSN conference.

He is Fellow of the IEEE and Fellow of the ACM, and associate editor of IEEE Trans. on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC). He is currently interested in architectures, middleware and algorithms for resilient modular and distributed computing, in areas like: SDN-based infrastructures; autonomous vehicles from earth to space; digital health and genomics; or blockchain and cryptocurrencies. He is author or co-author of over 200 peer-refereed int’l publications and
co-author of 5 books. Check his pubs on GSC.

16:15-17:00 (CEST). Session 1
chaired by Isabelly Rocha
  • Safeguarding Data Consistency at the Edge
    Claudio Correia (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)

  • Depending on HTTP/2 for Privacy? Good Luck!
    Gargi Mitra (IIT Madras, India)

  • Towards Practical Privacy-Preserving Collaborative Machine Learning at a Scale
    Rania Talbi (INSA-Lyon, France)

17:15-18:15 (CEST). Session 2
chaired by Amy Babay
  • What Exactly Determines the Type?Inferring Types with Context
    Ligeng Che (Nanjing University, China)

  • Impact of geo-distribution and mining pools on blockchains: a study of Ethereum
    Paulo Mendes da Silva, INESC-ID & IST. U. Lisboa, Portugal

  • CanvasMirror: Secure Integration of Third-Party Library in WebVR Environment
    Jiyeon Lee, KAIST, Korea

  • A Framework for Risk Assessment in Augmented Reality-equipped Socio-technical Systems
    Soheila Sheikh Bahaei, Malardalen University, Sweden