IFIP WG 11.2 : Factsheet
This is the factsheet of IFIP WG 11.2 "Pervasive Systems Security".
(Introduction and mission statement)
Established in 1985 as the working group on Office Automation,
known until 2009 as the working group on Small Systems Security, we
have refocussed ourselves as the working group on
Pervasive System Security.
Est. 1985, revised 1992, 1995, 2009
Statement of case
(last revised 08-2009)
Pervasive systems shall be defined to be large scale systems that are comprised
of nodes ranging from RFID tags, through embedded systems, to personal mobile
devices, interconnected by a mixture of short range wireless and wide are wired
networks. The typical characteristics of a pervasive system are: resource
constrained nodes, often physically unreachable or without user interface,
whose interconnections often span a large number of administrative domains with
conflicting interests. Security of such systems is therefore an emergent
Aims and scope
(What does the TC address, what does it
want to achieve, what are the groups of people the working group focuses on,
what are the boundaries of the work area)
To investigate methods and issues in the area of information security related
to pervasive systems; and to advance knowledge and awareness of the subject
through publications, conferences and other means. The aim is to address
pervasive systems security from both a functional, technical, and societal
The scope of the working group shall be to:
- Promote the design of the new information security techniques and methods
in pervasive systems.
- Investigate and report on the information security aspects of information
technology products and information services for pervasive systems.
- Design guidelines and promote methodologies for the implementation of
information security in pervasive systems.
- Investigate intelligent token and smart card applications in information
security with the aim of making the user less dependent on a single fixed
- To foster public debate on the security and privacy issues that emerge
when pervasive systems are deployed on a large scale.
Products, services and activities
(What are the products and activities the working group will deliver)
Organisation of the WISTP workshop.
Membership is free of charge. All members of the scientific community
actively involved in research into the security and privacy issues
surrounding pervasive systems are eligible for membership.
Potential members can express interest in becoming a member of
WG 11.2 by sending an email to the secretary of the working group.
Members are expected to contribute actively to the field. Contributing
means publishing papers in the field, orvisiting workshops or conferences
in the field.
dr. Jaap-henk Hoepman
TNO / Radboud University Nijmegen
P.O. Box 9010
6500 GL Nijmegen
Telephone: +31 50 5857754
Fax: +31 50 5857757
(2nd 3-year term, Nov 2009 - Nov 2012)
TNO / Radboud University Nijmegen
- Vice chair:
- Damien Sauveron, (1st 3-year term, Dec 2007 - Dec 2010)
XLIM, University of Limoges, France
- dr. Flavio Garcia,
(1st 3-year term, Nov 2009 - Nov 2012)
Radboud University Nijmegen
(People having more information on the past of this WG please
contact the secretary so we can update this section and give
credit where credit is due.)
- Chair: Jan Verschuren, (2nd 3-year term, May 2004 - Nov 2006)
- Vice chair: dr. Sjouke Mauw, (1st 3-year term, Nov 2006 - Nov 2009)
University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
Erik Poll (2nd 3-year term, Nov 2006 - Nov 2009),
Erik de Vink (1st 3-year term, May 2004 - Nov 2006)
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