Cloud-assisted Security Services (CloSer) is a research project funded by the Tekes. The academic partners in CloSer are Aalto University (Computer ScienceCommunications and Networking), Arcada University of Applied SciencesUniversity of Helsinki. The industrial partners in CloSer are F-SecureNokia, SSH Communications Security and Trustonic.

PraNA: ProgrAmmable Network & Analytics research project is funded by Tekes. The project partners are University of Helsinki, Aalto UniversityEricsson, F-Secure, Datactica Oy

This joint public workshop is being held to present plans and goals of both CloSer and PraNA projects. Members of the scientific advisory board (SAB) of CloSer project will also present invited talks on their research. The workshop will also include invited talks from peer research projects funded by Tekes and Academy of Finland to improve synergies and collaborations among these projects. 

Workshop Details:

Date: April 20-21, 2017

Location: Ahlfors Auditorium (A111) Exactum, Kumpula Campus, Helsinki

Workshop Day 1 

TimePresentation TitleSpeaker

Welcome to the workshop

Prof. Valtteri Niemi

University of Helsinki

10:15-10:30Introduction to PraNA projectProf. Sasu Tarkoma
University of Helsinki 
10:30-10:50Digitalisation Enabled by 5G

Mika Klemettinen

Programme Manager, Tekes


Network Assisted Cooperative Security for 5G


Prof. Raimo A. Kantola

Department of Communications and Networking, Aalto University

11:15-11:35Coffee Break (Posters / Demos) 

Security and Privacy of Edge Computing Applications


Bengt Sahlin


12:00-12:25Selected Security Research in CyberTrust

Prof. Tuomas Aura

Secure Systems Group, Aalto University

12:25-12:50Ensuring Fairness in Crowded Wi-Fi networks

Dr. Mohammad Hoque

University of Helsinki

12:50-14:00Lunch Break 
14:00-15:00GDPR, ML and the Cloud

Prof. Jon Crowcroft

Computer Lab, University of Cambridge

15:00-15:30Analysis of Encrypted Network Traffic

Kari Kalliojärvi

Datactica Oy

15:30-16:00Coffee Break (Posters / Demos) 
16:00-17:00Inventions to Innovations: Bracing for Bigger Impact

Ersin Uzun

Vice President, Systems Sciences Laboratory, PARC

Workshop Day 2

TimePresentation TitleSpeaker
09:45-10:00Overview of CloSer (slides)

Prof. N. Asokan

Secure Systems Group, Aalto University


WP1: CloSer Scenarios

(Trustonic slides, F-Secure slides, SSH slides, Nokia slides1 slides2)

Yoan Miche

Nokia Bell Labs, Finland

11:00-11:30Coffee Break 
11:30-12:00WP2: Privacy Enhancing Technologies (slides)

Jian Liu, Aalto University 

Sara Ramezanian, University of Helsinki

12:00-12:30WP3: Data Analytics Technologies (slides)

Emil Eirola

Arcada University of Applied Sciences

12:30-13:00WP4: Infrastructure and Integration (slides)

Arseny Kurnikov, Aalto University

Ibbad Hafeez, University of Helsinki

13:00-14:00Lunch Break 
13:00-15:30Posters and Demos (CloSer, PraNA) 
15:30Workshop ends


Organizing Committee

  • Lauri Suomalainen (CloSer  contact:
  • Arseny Kurnikov (CloSer contact:
  • Julien Mineraud (PraNA contact:
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