International Federation for Information Processing

Kristian Beckman Award

The Kristian Beckman Award was established in 1992 by IFIP Technical Committee 11 to commemorate the first chair of the committee, Kristian Beckman from

Sweden, who was also responsible for promoting the founding of TC-11 in 1983.

This award is granted annually to a successful nominee and is presented at  the annual IFIP Security Conference that is organised under the auspices of TC-11.

The objective of the award is to publicly recognise an individual, not a group or organisation, who has significantly contributed to the development of information security, especially achievements with an international perspective. However this particular requirement will not necessarily preclude nominations of those whose main achievements have been made on a national level.

IFIP Technical Committee 11 was honoured to announce this award to:

Yves Deswarte Best Student Paper Award 

Who is Yves Deswarte?
Yves was a passionate and visionary researcher who made several major research contributions during his career. As an engineer, he contributed to the emergence during the 70's of two essential technologies: micro-computing and packet switched networks. In the 80's, he developed innovative distributed architectures that were tolerant to both accidental and malicious threats. During his career at INRIA and CNRS, he was a major actor in computer security in France and at the international level. He co-advised several generations of doctorate students and engineers. He obtained significant research results in this area, e.g., in intrusion tolerance and security assessment and privacy protection. He was in particular a prominent advocate of the concept of a "white" ID card, allowing users to be authenticated while disclosing only a minimum amount of personal information. He obtained the Kristian Beckman Award from IFIP TC-11 and Outstanding Service Awards from IFIP and ESORICS. He also held several responsibilities within IFIP TC-11 and the ESORICS Conference. Unanimously appreciated by his colleagues, Yves was a likeable person, passionate about his work and particularly invested for the success of the students and researchers that he advised during his career.

  • Chathuranga Sampath Kalutharage Clear, Paper title: Neurosymbolic learning in the XAI framework for enhanced cyberattack detection with expert knowledge integration (2024, Edinburgh, UK)
  • Majid Hatamian, Paper title: ESARA: A Framework for Enterprise Smartphone Apps Risk Assessment (2019, Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Milan Broz, Paper title: Practical Cryptographic Data Integrity Protection with Full Disk Encryption (2018, Poznan, Poland)
  • Jun Wang, Paper title: Differentially Private Neighborhood-Based Recommender Systems (2017, Rome, Italy)
  • Andrew Bedford, Paper title: A progress-sensitive flow-sensitive inlined information-flow control monitor (2016, Ghent, Belgium)
  • Vinh Pham, Paper title: Towards Relations between the Hitting-Set Attack and the Statistical Disclosure Attack (2015, Hamburg, Germany)
  • Michele Carminati, Paper title: BankSealer: An Online Banking Fraud Analysis and Decision Support System (2014, Marakesh, Morocco)
  • Mounir Assaf, Paper title: Program Transformation for Non-interference Verification on Programs with Pointers (2013, Auckland, New Zealand)
  • Luca Verderame, Paper title: Would you mind forking this process? A DoS attack on Android (and some countermeasures), (2012, Heraclion (Crete), Greece)
  • Ella Kolkowska, Paper title: Organizational power and information security rule compliance (2011, Luzern, Switzerland)
    Mark Stegelmann, Paper title: Towards Fair Indictment for Data Collection with Self-Enforcing Privacy (2010, Brisbane, Australia)
  • Alessandro Sorniotti, Paper title: A Provably Secure Secret Handshake with Dynamic Controlled Matching (2009, Pafos, Cyprus)
  • Xiapu Luo and Edmond W. W. Chan, Paper title: Crafting Web Counters into Covert Channels (2007, Johannesburg-Sandton, South Africa)
  • Jan Jürjens, Paper title: Modelling Audit Security for Smart-Cart Payment Schemes with UML-SEC (2001, Paris, France)