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Kick-off Nationaal samenwerkingsVerband Security Onderzoek (NVSO): November 4, 2005

It’s our pleasure to invite you to the kick-off of our new initiative in the area of information security research in the Netherlands: The "Nationaal samenwerkingsVerband Security Onderzoek" (NVSO).

We, the University of Twente, TNO and Philips Research, believe that The Netherlands currently lack a unified vision regarding the focus of national information security research. It is our conviction that such a vision would greatly optimize the overall benefits of said research for Dutch industry. Therefore, we have initiated a collaboration to develop such a vision which will, especially when complemented with several other important players, eventually serve as the national institute for information security research.

The NVSO kick-off will take place on Friday November 4th at the University of Twente. The objective of this event is to inform a broad audience of the initiative as well as to present a first glance at our vision on information security research in the Netherlands.

Registration starts at 10.30 a.m. in building "De Waaier" (building 12 on the sitemap). A route description and a sitemap can be found on our website.

We would appreciate if you could let us know before October 28th (by e-mail to L.J.Morsink@ewi.utwente.nl) whether you will be attending this kick-off.

We hope you will be able to attend this event and enjoy the interesting program we have prepared for you!


  • 10.30 Reception and registration
  • 11:00 Introduction, Emile Aarts, Philips Research
  • 11.15 Vision and ambitions of the security centre, Peter Apers (Universiteit Twente) and Gerard van Oortmerssen (TNO ICT)
  • 11.30 Exploring security research & development in the Netherlands, Henk Mohanlal, SenterNovem and Edwin Horlings, RAND Europe
  • 12.00 Invited speaker: Dieter Gollmann, Technische Universität, Hamburg-Harburg
  • 12:45 Lunch
  • 14:00 How is security research organized in Belgium? Jurgen Truyen, Leuven Security Excellence Consortium
  • 14:30 Security in the ‘ambient polder’ Willem Jonker, Philips Research
  • 14:50 Do security innovations really find their way to the market? Paul de Jager, TNO ICT
  • 15:10 Break
  • 15:30 Invited speaker: Birgit Pfitzmann, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory
  • 16:15 Closing with drinks

Please note that, except for the invited speakers, all talks will be in Dutch