[AIMS2017]

11th International Conference on

Autonomous Infrastructure, Management and Security

(AIMS 2017)

July 10-13, 2017, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

News


13.07.2017 - AIMS 2017: The Last Day, AIMS Awards, and Wrap-up

Dear AIMS 2017 Attendees,

the time has come to thank Matthias Bossardt for his well received keynote this morning, which outlined the key gaps and challenges between engineers and business experts within a company with respect to the understanding of cyber security issues, concerns, and problems.

The two Ph.D. track sessions afterwards went nicely, exactly addressing AIMS' key DNA, while speakers didn't even use all their time allocated! However, questions and answers indicated interest and support for such technical proposals discussed. Thus, for those speakers new work is coming up...

And thanks are addressed as well to Salvatore Signorello for his interactive Lab Session III on "Programming Data Planes in P4 - A High-level Language for Packet Processors" - even at this very last AIMS 2017 session more than a dozen people attended!

Not to forget by any means: Daphne Tuncer and Robert Koch, AIMS 2017 TPC Co-chairs, had been able to select the paper on "Achieving Reproducible Network Environments with INSALATA" by Nadine Herold, Matthias Wachs, Marko Dorfhuber, Christoph Rudolf, Stefan Liebald, and Georg Carle to award the IFIP TC6 WG6.6 AIMS 2017 Best Paper Award. In addition, Martin Laštovička received for his paper (joint work with his supervisor Pavel Čeleda) on "Situational Awareness: Detecting Critical Dependencies and Devices in a Network" the IFIP TC6 WG6.6 AIMS 2017 Student Travel Grant.

Thus, many thanks are addressed to all attendees, speakers, authors, OC and SC members, and supporters - AIMS 2017 is history by now and may be remembered as the 11th instance of the "International Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure, Management and Security".

Safe travels, kind regards, and see you some day in the future,
Burkhard




13.07.2017 - Award Winners AIMS 2017

AIMS 2017 provided two awards, a Best Paper Award for the best full paper and a Student Travel Grant for the best PhD paper.

The Best Paper Award was given to "Achieving Reproducible Network Environments with INSALATA," of Nadine Herold, Matthias Wachs, Marko Dorfhuber, Christoph Rudolf, Stefan Liebald, and Georg Carle.

The Student Travel Grant was presented to Martin Laštovička, based on his PhD paper "Situational Awareness: Detecting Critical Dependencies and Devices in a Network".

Congratulations,
AIMS Chairs




13.07.2017 - Requirements for the lab on P4 at AIMS17

Dear P4-lab attendees,

the slides for today's lab can be downloaded at

https://www.dropbox.com/s/m3vmvns6hxqhlyb/slides-P4lab-AIMS17.zip?dl=0

See you soon,
Salvatore




12.07.2017 - AIMS 2017: Day 3 Report and Outlook onto the Last Day

Dear AIMS'ers!

As the last Short Paper Session IV just ended half an hour ago, the AIMS audience is now free to enjoy Zurich or continue the discussions started.

Starting Day 3 meant to run into the "Programming Smart Contracts" Lab Session lead by Thomas Bocek and Moritz Schneider, which let people to dig into some of the emerging blockchain issues. The audience did start out with a varying know-how level and has reached by now a common level of basic knowledge, while even implementing their own crypto-currency!

After lunch the session on evaluation and experimental study of rich network services was followed by the short papers session. All questions had been answered and many had been posed. Thanks for those interactions!

Thus, we are looking forward to welcoming Matthias Bossardt tomorrow morning at 9am as the second keynoter on "Cyber Security Challenges - A Business Perspective" followed by the two Ph.D. track sessions and the last Lab Session on "Programming Data Planes in P4 - A High-level Language for Packet Processors".

Wishing you a great evening out in Zurich-Oerlikon or Downtown Zurich!
Regards Burkhard




11.07.2017 - AIMS 2017: Day 2 Report and Outlook onto Day 3

Dear AIMS 2017 Participants,

the day turned back to night and the core team left the Zunfthaus at 22.30 hours! People seemed to have a good day after a 9.00am start in the morning - great.

Based on the feedback on the dinner as well as on the excursion, may be even despite the overall travel time, many people told us that they have enjoyed the Technorama as well as the evening meal. Thank you!

And we all hope that you have had refreshed your school memories of basic scientific effects and phenomena! If not, there will be the test tomorrow just before the start of the afternoon session :-)

Before that, however, all people registered for the "Programming Smart Contracts" Lab Session II are reminded to be ready - with the data and VM downloaded and installed - at 9am tomorrow.

Note that we don't want to forget to thank our keynoter today, Marcel Waldvogel, for a special insight into selected IoT problems. And we are all aware of the fact that insecurity will guide us through many of our security-related work undertaken in the future.

Thanks to all presenters today, too, and their excellent timing, such that we had been able to adapt the afternoon's session time table slightly, giving the majority of us a bit more time at the Technorama.

Wishing you all a good night, a successful start into Lab Session II, and successful afternoon sessions and presentations!

Regards and good night,
Burkhard




11.07.2017 - AIMS 2017: Lab Session II - Reminder

Dear Blockchainers and Smartcontracters,

If you plan to participate in the AIMS 2017 Lab Session II on Wednesday July 12, 2017 at 09:00, please install Geth and Solidity according to the following guide:
https://github.com/Communication-Systems-Group/geth-hello-world. We recommend to use Linux as we are most familiar with this platform. However, you can also install Geth and Solidity with OSX and Windows, but our support will be limited. If you fail to install Geth and Solidity before July 12, please contact me and/or Moritz (bocek@ifi.uzh.ch, moritz.schneider3@uzh.ch).

Alternatively, we have prepared an Ubuntu image (https://files.ifi.uzh.ch/CSG/staff/bocek/extern/Ubuntu-Ethereum-2.ova) in the OVA format (https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E26217_01/E26796/html/qs-import-vm.html for VirtualBox (https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads which contains the complete Geth and Solidity installation.

If you want to use the image *please* download it now, as the Wifi will be very busy during the Lab Session.

Best regards and see in in Zurich,
Moritz and Thomas




10.07.2017 - AIMS 2017: Day 1 Report and Outlook onto Day 2

Dear AIMS 2017 Participants,

as of today's afternoon and of the first AIMS 2017 day Lab Session I on Security Games by Martin Drasar had been finished. Thanks Martin! And this is especially due to the fact that many people expressed their very nice feedback to this session to us.

In forecast of tomorrow's program, we will start right at 9am in room 0.K.02 (signs are posted) at Binzmuhlestrasse 14 with the first keynote by Marcel Waldvogel on "Getting Rid of IoT Insecurity", continuing with the first AIMS 2017 paper sessions thereafter. The registration desk will be open from 8.30am onward in 0.K.12.

For the afternoon excursion - you have seen the details already within the program booklet, once you checked in already today - and the travel to the social event, please keep your luggage at a minimal level, as we do not return the same day to Binzmuhlestrasse 14 again. For those coming in for the afternoon only, be ready for the excursion and evening activities latest at 1.30pm in front of 0.K.02, during the afternoon Session II!

Furthermore, just in case, some light rain gear is recommended as there may be some afternoon drops - at least that's what the weather forecast does tell at this very moment (which may change over night :-)). Temperatures may range between 20° and 24°C during the day.

Regards and wishing all in town a relaxing evening in Zurich and all others a safe incoming trip and arrival!
Burkhard




10.07.2017 - Requirements for the lab on P4 at AIMS17

Dear P4-lab attendees,

thank to the AIMS organizers, you have now available a link to download the Virtual Machine (VM) you will use for the lab. You can find that at:

https://files.ifi.uzh.ch/CSG/staff/bocek/extern/AIMS17-p4tutorial.ova

Reminder: the file size is ~2.6, but it grows when the machine is imported, so please consider 10GB of free disk space.
It would be great if you could download and import the VM on virtualbox by Thursday.
My best regards,
Salvatore




10.07.2017 - AIMS 2017: Last Minute Details

Dear All,

hope that you are already in Zurich or on the way to AIMS 2017.

Please be reminded that all sessions for AIMS 2017 will take place at the University of Zurich at Binzmuhlestr. 14, CH-8050 Zurich - Oerlikon!
-> http://www.aims-conference.org/2017/travel.html

Due to cleaning and renovation work at the building we had to change the lecture hall in the last minute this morning! We remain in the same building, just use room 0.K.12 for the registration and coffee breaks and 0.K.02 for all the sessions - just opposite.

All rooms are sign-posted upon entering the building. Simply step to your left in the entrance hall and walk the staircase down for a few steps and you see the registration just 15 m ahead of you!

Regards and see you soon,
Burkhard




07.07.2017 - Requirements for the lab on P4 at AIMS17

Dear AIMS attendees,

I am reaching you since you have registered for the lab session 3 on P4 which will be held at AIMS17 on Thu the 13th in the afternoon.

You will need to bring your own laptops to run the lab. I will provide you a Virtual Machine (in .ova format) on which you will find pre-installed all the necessary development environment. Thus, I would please ask you to install VirtualBox on your own laptops and consider at least 10GB of free disk space (which is roughly the size of the Virtual Machine once imported).

The virtual machine and the slides for the lab will be handed out to you on site through usb-keys.

Look forward to meeting all of you in Zurich,

my best regards,
Salvatore Signorello




30.06.2017 - AIMS 2017: Lab Session I

Dear attendees of the lab session I,

In order to prepare for the AIMS 2017 Lab Session I on Monday July 10, 2017 at 14:00, please bring your own laptop with the following installed:

- Chrome/Chromium browser
https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/desktop/index.html
https://www.chromium.org/getting-involved/download-chromium

If you hit any roadblock, do not hesitate to contact me.

Best regards and see you in Zurich,
Martin



29.06.2017 - AIMS 2017: Lab Session II

Dear Blockchainers and Smartcontracters,

In order to prepare for the AIMS 2017 Lab Session II on Wednesday July 12, 2017 at 09:00, please install Geth and Solidity according to the following guide: https://github.com/Communication-Systems-Group/geth-hello-world. We recommend to use Linux as we are most familiar with this platform. However, you can also install Geth and Solidity with OSX and Windows, but our support will be limited. If you fail to install Geth and Solidity before July 12, please contact me and/or Moritz (bocek@ifi.uzh.ch, moritz.schneider3@uzh.ch).

Alternatively, we have prepared an Ubuntu image (https://files.ifi.uzh.ch/CSG/staff/bocek/extern/Ubuntu-Ethereum-2.ova) in the OVA format (https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E26217_01/E26796/html/qs-import-vm.html) for VirtualBox (https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads) which contains the complete Geth and Solidity installation.

Best regards and see in in Zurich,
Moritz and Thomas