[PET] Call for Participation: Privacy Enhancing Technologies and Security Solutions for the Smart Grid User Domain

Dominik Engel dominik.engel at en-trust.at
Fri Sep 4 08:06:05 BST 2015

Workshop on
Privacy Enhancing Technologies and Security Solutions for the Smart Grid
User Domain

September 21-22, 2015
Salzburg, Austria


Call For Participation

About the workshop:

Intelligent energy networks, often termed “Smart Grids”, introduce
information and communication technologies in traditional energy grids,
to enable the collection of fine-grained monitoring data and to provide
bi-directional communication. This enables a variety of new use-cases,
such as the widespread integration of renewable energy sources, smart
charging of electric vehicles, demand response management, real-time
energy pricing and smart home (energy) management. However, the
fine-grained, and sometimes personal data made available in this way has
led to privacy concerns and the possibility of controlling in-home
appliances remotely has led to security concerns. A large number of
recent contributions propose the use of privacy-enhancing technologies
(PETs) and applied cryptography, such as secure signal processing,
aggregation through homomorphic encryption, or differential privacy, to
address these concerns and to strike a balance between the functionality
needed in smart grids and the consumer requirements for security and
privacy. However, apart from off-the-shelf security methods and simple
anonymization and pseudonymization for privacy, none of these
technologies has been widely adopted for real world use yet. PRETSELS
addresses these issues and focusses on approaches and methods suitable
for real-world use.

Information on registration is available at:

Please register by Sep. 13, 2015 for the early bird discount.


Monday, September 21, 2015
13:30 – 14:00	Registration
14:00 – 14:20	Opening
14:20 – 15:20	Keynote
Stefan Katzenbeisser, TU Darmstadt, Germany: “How private are you
really? – An analysis of privacy-enhancing smart metering protocols”
15:20 – 16:00	Hermann de Meer, Univ. Passau, Germany: “Practical
IT-Security for Smart Grids”
16:00 – 16:30	Coffeebreak
16:30 – 17:10	Majid Nateghizad, TU Delft, The Netherlands: “An Efficient
Privacy-Preserving Comparison Protocol in Smart Metering Systems”
17:10 – 17:50	Stephan Krenn, AIT, Austria: “Theory & Practice of
Anonymous Credential Systems”
17:50 – 18:30	Stefan Rass, AAU, Austria: “Private Function Evaluation by
Local Two-Party Computation”
18:45	Transfer to Social Event
19:15 – late	Social Event

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
9:30 – 10:00	Coffee & Registration
10:00 – 11:00 	Keynote
Benessa Defend, ENCS, The Netherlands: “Impactful Research for Smart
Grid Security & Privacy: Insights from Close Collaboration with Industry”
11:00 – 11:40	Christoph Groiß, Salzburg AG, Austria: “Data requirements
in Smart Grids: a DSO’s view”
11:40 – 12:20	Mathias Uslar, OFFIS, Germany: “Stepping up: a
methodological way from security models to security maturity for Smart
12:20 – 13:20	Lunch
13:20 – 14:00	Zekeriya Erkin, TU Delft, The Netherlands: “Recent
advances in aggregation protocols”
14:00 – 14:40	Günther Eibl, JRC Salzburg, Austria: “The impact of data
resolution on smart meter privacy”
14:40 – 15:00	Discussion and Closing

If you want to travel on to ESORICS after the workshop, there is a
connection leaving the PRETSELS venue at 15:23 and arriving in Vienna at

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