The Sixth International Summer School on Information Security and Protection (ISSISP) will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 27-31, 2015. It will be hosted by the Instituto Tércio Pacitti for Applications and Research Computing of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (NCE/UFRJ). Deadline for registration is July 20, 2015 (extended). Consider that Rio de Janeiro is the most touristic site in Brazil so please make your registration as early as possible in order to find place in hotels in the city.

The growing ubiquity of software systems as a means of providing critical services make protecting software contents, data, and intellectual property an important aspect of software development and a necessity for successful industrial applications. Without strong software security and protection techniques, software-based systems at the heart of medical informatics, digital rights management, voting systems, power distribution systems, transportation systems, and financial systems, to name a few, will be vulnerable to devastating attacks.

Software Security and Protection is a discipline that lies at the crossroads of security, cryptography, networks, software engineering, computer architecture, operating systems, and compiler design. The summer school will bring together internationally-recognized experts to describe the advanced techniques that are used for protecting software from tampering, reverse engineering, and piracy. The courses will cover methods of software security and protection including code obfuscation to protect against reverse engineering, software watermarking to protect against software piracy, tamper-proofing to protect against integrity-violations of software, obfuscation anti similarity analysis for protecting code by its diversification, virtualization, models of security for specifying attack strategies, metrics, and principles.

Important dates
  • July 20, 2015: deadline for registration (extended)

Organizing Committee
Davidson R. Boccardo
Raphael C. S. Machado
Jayme Luiz Szwarcfiter
Luiz Fernando Rust da Costa Carmo

Scientific Advisory Board
Christian Collberg
Jack Davidson
Roberto Giacobazzi
Yuan Xiang Gu
Bjorn De Sutter
Fei-Yue Wang

  • Arun Lakhotia: "Binary analysis in Polymorphic Malware Detection"
  • Christian Collberg: "Software Protection"
  • Erik Poll: "Software security of embedded applications"
  • Jack Davidson: "Code protection by dynamic translation"
  • Roberto Giacobazzi: "Theory and practice of code attack: Semantics, analysis and code transformation"
  • Yuan Xiang Gu: "The industrial challenge in Software and information protection"