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15.01.2019

Volunteers for Presentations on January 28th

Our first presentation-slot is on January 28th where we will have time for 4 presentations. However, we want to avoid assigning the earlier slot to someone or a group that needs more time than that. So we’d like to ask you to volunteer for presenting on the... Weiterlesen

Our first presentation-slot is on January 28th where we will have time for 4 presentations. However, we want to avoid assigning the earlier slot to someone or a group that needs more time than that. So we’d like to ask you to volunteer for presenting on the January 28th if you already know your project will be ready to present then.

Drop me a line if you want to present in the first slot: fassl@cispa.saarland

15.01.2019

Length and Duration of your Presentation

Dear Students,

 
We hope you are enjoying your usable security mini research projects. We are really looking forward to your final presentations and therefore have a series of instructions and suggestions.
 
Due to the large amount of projects and... Weiterlesen

Dear Students,

 
We hope you are enjoying your usable security mini research projects. We are really looking forward to your final presentations and therefore have a series of instructions and suggestions.
 
Due to the large amount of projects and limited amount of time, we will be very strict with the timeline. Your presentation should be 15 minutes max (shorter is ok too) to have enough time for questions and switching speakers. Similar to all real security conferences, we will therefore interrupt you after 15 minutes. Please prepare your talks accordingly and be crisp. Focus on the essentials!
 
We encourage you to use your presentation time to talk about the fun part of your research: which results are particularly interesting or surprising? What worked well, what did NOT work well? What would you do differently next time? Was your method really suitable to answer your research question?
Do not be afraid of reporting negative outcomes! Negative results will not affect your grades. We are more interested in your learning experience and the critical reflection on your research!
 
Recommended structure for your talk:
- Research question (1-2 minutes)
- Methodology and participants (3-4 minutes)
- Results (3-5 minutes)
- Criticial reflection, lessons learned, takeaways, surprises, what would you differently next time (4-7 minutes)
 
For the deadline on the 8th of February, please prepare a documentation/protocol of your research. Briefly describe your research question, sketch out your experimental design/tool, present the results and analysis and attach all data. Your report should conclude with a brief critical reflection (about half a page, bullet points are enough!)
 
If there are any further questions, feel free to contact us!
 

Usable Security (Seminar)

The goal of this seminar is to identify, understand, and (partially) solve human-centric security research questions. The seminar is divided in three different parts: We start with an overview on research methods and grand research challenges in usable security. Then, each student choses a research paper and prepares a small presentation on the paper with an emphasis on research que stions and methodology. Then, each student chooses an interdisciplinary research challenge, e.g., authentication, usable crypto APIs and protocols (e.g., Bitcoin, TLS, NaCl), privacy in IoT, usable security for admins and developers, or any other topic where human factors contribute to security vulnerabilities. For the remainder of the semester, each students conducts a mini-research project, i.e., identifies a major research question, designs a user study or tool to address the research question, and finally conducts a small pilot study to show that the methodology is actually feasible to answer the research question. The seminar will conclude with a final talk presenting the results.

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Tentative Timeline:

- 22 Oct 2018: Kick-off
- 29 Oct 2018: Short paper presentations
- 12 Nov 2018: Research questions workshop
- 3 Dec 2018: Methodology feedback
- 10 Dec 2018: Feedback session (Matthias Fassl)
- 14 Jan 2019: Feedback session (Katharina Krombholz)
- 28 Jan 2019: Project presentations
- 4 Feb 2019: Project presentations (4 hour session)
- 8 Feb 2019: Submission deadline for reports on mini research projects
 
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