The paper titled “D2D-Aided Multi-Antenna Multicasting” created through a collaboration within SeCIF between Placido Mursia, Italo Atzeni and David Gesbert (all EURECOM) and Mari Kobayashi (TUM), has won the Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2019. This is a highly prestigious award at one of the largest conferences on communications research. The award will be presented during the Keynote session on May 23. ICC is currently taking place in Shanghai, China.
Original article in I’MTech in English: “Stack canaries: overestimating software protection” Original article in I’MTech in French: “Les stack canaries : une protection logicielle surestimé” Stack Canaries are a form of software protection to detect corruptions used in all modern operating systems. The name is derived from the historic use of canaries in coal mines as early-warning signals to detect toxic gases, mainly carbon monoxide. Similarly, stack canaries are used as a detection mechanism for stack buffer overflow before execution of malicious code can occur.
Prof Mari Kobayashi (TUM) will organize a SeCIF-supported special session with the title “Physical layer challenges for high-mobility networks” at the 20th IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC) 2019. SPAWC 2019 will be held on 2-5 July in Cannes, France. Future wireless networks are expected to support new challenging mobility services. In the context of both the Industry of the Future and mass-market networks, the needs of new highly mobile radios need to be addressed such as flying radios/base stations, and connected vehicle communications.
Le Monde article (in French): “Les très indiscrètes puces des objets connectés” Screaming Channels is a project that investigates long-distance side-channel attacks on radio signals emitted by mixed-signal chips pioneered by Prof Aurélien Francillon’s group at EURECOM. Prof Francillon’s group is part of the SeCIF project. Their results will be presented at the BlackHat USA 2018 conference, as well as at the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), Toronto, Canada.
The 19th edition of the European School of Information Theory (ESIT) will take place on April 15-19, 2019, at EURECOM, in Sophia-Antipolis, France. The school is the major European event sponsored by the IEEE Information Theory Society and plays a key role in bringing together doctoral candidates from all over Europe to interact and exchange on topics related to Information Theory, thus training the next generation of European information theorists. The school features high-quality tutorials, and all students are invited to present their ongoing work to get feedback and ideas from the community.