8th International Summer School on
Information Security and Protection

Gif-sur-Yvette, France

July 17-21, 2017

The 8th International Summer School on Information Security and Protection is hosted by CEA LIST.

It will be held at Château de Button, Gif-sur-Yvette, France --- around 35km southwest of Paris (details).

There is an increasing need for Software Security and Protection due to the growing sensitivity of user data coupled with the ubiquitous nature of computing systems ranging from tiny embedded devices to powerful data centers.

The International Summer School on Information Security and Protection (ISSISP) highlights this need by bringing internationally renowned speakers from diverse fields in Computer Science such as Software Engineering, Formal Methods, Computer Architecture, Operating Systems and Compiler design into Software Security and Protection.

ISSISP is historically centered on MATE (Man-At-The-End) attack scenarios, with a strong focus on obfuscation and reverse. The 2017 edition will additionally cover control-flow hijacking issues as well as software protections against hardware attacks.

Topics to be covered range from code obfuscation, software watermarking, tamper-proofing to software protection, formal methods, malware analysis and hardware-based attacks. ISSISP's courses will include both lectures and hands-on sessions.



Christian Collberg

University of Arizona


Roberto Giacobazzi

Universitá di Verona


Bjorn De Sutter

Ghent University


Arun Lakhotia

University of Lousiana


Jack Davidson

University of Virginia


Ronan Lashermes

INRIA Rennes


Josselin Feist

Trail of Bits


The schedule below may still be subject to change. Any change will be updated here.

09:00 ― 10:30
Basic obfuscation
10:30 ― 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 ― 12:30
Basic obfuscation [hands-on]
12:30 ― 14:00
14:00 ― 16:00
Exploitation & basic defenses [hands-on]
16:00 ― 16:30
Coffee Break
09:00 ― 10:30
Watermarking & Fingerprinting
10:30 ― 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 ― 12:30
Anti-deobfuscation Techniques
12:30 ― 14:00
14:00 ― 15:30
Protection Evaluation
15:30 ― 16:00
Coffee Break
16:00 ― 17:30
Malware Analysis
18:00 ― 19:30
Poster Session
09:00 ― 10:30
Foundations of obfuscation
10:30 ― 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 ― 12:30
Obfuscation & static semantic analyses
12:30 ― 14:00
14:00 ― 15:30
Practical Formal Methods
15:30 ― 16:00
Coffee Break
16:00 ― 17:30
Malware Analysis [hands-on]
09:00 ― 10:30
Advanced Software Protection
10:30 ― 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 ― 12:30
Advanced Software Protection
12:30 ― 14:00
14:00 ― 23:00
Social Event
09:00 ― 10:30
Side-channel Attacks
10:30 ― 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 ― 12:30
Fault Injection
12:30 ― 14:00
14:00 ― 16:00
The Industrial Challenge in Software and Information Protection
16:00 ― 16:30
Coffee Break
16:30 ― 17:30
Panel: Industrial Challenges

Registration & Venue

Seats are limited -- To register, please click here.

Category Early registration (until July 1) Normal registration (after July 1)
Student 350€ 500€
Startup/Academics 525€ 675€
Industrial 700€ 850€

Registration is available with or without accomodation included (click on the registration link to see the prices).

The provided accomodations are located on the site of the Summer School and are also limited.

The costs always include:

  • Course material
  • Lunches, coffee breaks and social event
  • A certificate of participation from ACM
  • A complimentay 1-year ACM student membership, including a subscription to the ACM Digital Library.

Any specific question regarding registration should be directed to


Château de Button
1 Avenue de la Terrasse
91190 Gif-sur-Yvette
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How to come

The venue is accessible from Paris by public transport using the RER B line. From the Gif-sur-Yvette station, it is a 15 minutes walk.

From Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport

Take RER B direction Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse, stop at Gif-sur-Yvette.

From Orly airport

Take Orlyval to Antony, then RER B direction Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse, stop at Gif-sur-Yvette.

Call for Posters

We encourage students, faculty, researchers and security practitioners to submit their innovative ideas and ongoing project work in the area of Cybersecurity and Privacy.

Proposals for posters are invited preferably on the areas in Security and Privacy as listed below. However, proposals for new and innovative research in interdisciplinary areas, are also welcome.

  • Authorization Infrastructure
  • Biometrics
  • Cloud Security
  • Computer Forensics
  • Cryptography and Formal Methods
  • Reverse Engineering and Vulnerability Analysis
  • RFID and IoT security
  • Mobile and System Security
  • Cyberattacks and Defence Strategies
  • Combating Software and Hardware Piracy
  • Network Security
  • Privacy Enhancing Tools and Technologies
  • Software and Application security in emerging technical contexts
  • Security and Privacy Policies
  • Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics

Submission Information

  • Proposals must contain the author(s) name, email ID, college/institution/organization and contact information.
  • Proposals must include title, abstract and overview of the poster.
  • Proposals are limited to 800 words
  • Proposals should not have been published previously.

Important Dates

Send submission by e-mail to
Submission Deadline
July 3 , 2017
Acceptance Notification
July 10, 2017


  • Authors of accepted proposals are asked to create a poster to present their work at the 8th International Summer School on Information Security and Protection.
  • At least one person per accepted poster must register for the Summer School.
  • Posters will be reviewed by an expert team on the basis of novelty of theme, clarity of thought, articulation of problem/ solution proposed and potential impact.



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