Information for speakers
The Security Seminar audience are usually about 20–40 technical people with a strong and critical interest in computer security, cryptography, computer forensics and related fields. Attendants are not only students and researchers from the University, but come also from local industry and research labs (Microsoft Research, etc.) in the larger Cambridge area and beyond. Talks typically last about 45 minutes, plus another 10–15 minutes for questions and discussion from the audience, which often gets quite lively.
Please send preferably at least two weeks before your talk to Joseph Bonneau the following information for inclusion in the announcement:
- title of talk
- your affiliation
- abstract (not longer than 150 words, preferably written in third person)
- any related URLs (homepage, full paper, slides, etc.)
You are also welcome to leave us your presentation slides (e.g., PDF or PPT format) after the talk, which we are happy to add to the announcement for your presentation on our web site.
The Security Seminar talks are usually held in Lecture Theatre 2 of the William Gates Building, which seats 130 people. It features:
- two overhead transparency projectors (picture area 285 × 285 mm)
- PC with Adobe Reader and Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 installed
- video projector (1024x768 resolution, 15-pin VGA and RCA video connector)
- small whiteboard
- sound system (3.5 mm or RCA stereo connector, cable for connecting laptop can be provided)
- UK power sockets (230 V, 50 Hz. 2-pin IEC power lead for laptops can be provided. If you need a 110 V transformer for North American or Japanese equipment, ask Markus Kuhn)
Unfortunately, we are at the moment not able to make recordings of talks.
Please park your car in the Computer Lab's visitors' car park, which is reached by taking the second turning on the left after you have entered JJ Thomson Avenue. Our receptionist (phone 01223 763500) will get you in touch with your host when you arrive – you should let them know if you have used the car park.
Most speakers come about an hour before their talk starts such that we can introduce you to our group and have a coffee together. The lecture theatre is usually available 20 minutes before the talk starts. Please let us know if you need more time to set up a demonstration.
We are looking forward to hear your talk!