NEXTLEAP aims to create, validate, and deploy communication and computation protocols that can serve as pillars for a secure, trust-worthy, annotable and privacy-respecting Internet that ensures citizens fundamental rights. For this purpose NEXTLEAP will develop an interdisciplinary internet science of decentralisation that provides the basis on which these protocols will be built.
The UCL Information Security group is proud to host four distinguished lectures on the theme of anonymous communication, privacy and decentralization, as part of our involvement in the EU wide projects NEXTLEAP and PANORAMIX. The event is open to all, and free of charge.
10:15. Welcome. Presentation of the UCL Information Security Group & project.
Speaker: Prof. George Danezis (University College London)
10:15. “How Unique is Your .onion? An Analysis of the Fingerprintability of Tor Onion Services”
Speaker: Prof. Claudia Diaz (KU Leuven)
11:45. "Optimal design of high-latency anonymous communications building blocks"
Speaker: Dr Carmela Troncoso (IMDEA Software Institute)
14:00. “XYZ: Anonymous Messaging via Secure Multiparty Computation Speaker”
Speaker: Prof. Aggelos Kiayias (University of Edinburgh & IOHK)
15:00. “ClaimChain: Public key infrastructure based on cross-referencing hash chains”
Speaker: Bogdan Kulynych (IMDEA Software Institute), and Marios Isaakidis (University College London)
16:00. Project presentations on decentralization & privacy
Repositories of various deliverables worked on by NEXTLEAP are available on GitHub: https://github.com/nextleap-project/
NEXTLEAP combines expertise from across different disciplines in order to develop a set comprehensive answers to questions surrounding privacy and society. Our team is spread across Europe and includes specialists in computer science, formal protocol verification, sociology, social philosophy, cryptography and engineering.