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 property.

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 perspective.

The scope of the working group shall be to:

Products, services and activities
(What are the products and activities the working group will deliver)

Organisation of the WISTP workshop.

Membership rules

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.

Contact details

dr. Jaap-henk Hoepman
TNO / Radboud University Nijmegen
P.O. Box 9010
6500 GL Nijmegen
The Netherlands
Telephone: +31 50 5857754
Fax: +31 50 5857757
E-mail: jhh@cs.ru.nl

Website: www.cs.ru.nl/ifip-wg11.2.


dr. Jaap-Henk Hoepman, (2nd 3-year term, Nov 2009 - Nov 2012) TNO / Radboud University Nijmegen The Netherlands.
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 The Netherlands

Past officers

(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.)
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