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[PVS] [qest-announce] Cyber Security for Process Control Systems Summer School


University of Illinois, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, 
Washington State University

Information Trust Institute



June 16-20, 2008
At the Abbey Resort on Lake Geneva
Fontana, Wisconsin
The Information Trust Institute at The University of Illinois is proud 
to present the Cyber Security for Process Control Systems Summer School. 
This summer school has been organized to complement the activities of 
the Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power (TCIP) project funded 
by NSF, DOE, and DHS, and will include top academic, industrial and 
government researchers as instructors. It will be held at the beautiful 
Abbey Resort (www.theabbeyresort.com) on Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
Topics include an overview of threats against control systems, 
background in both control systems and cyber security, current 
approaches for protecting control systems, and research problems and 
vision. This will be of interest to Graduate Students, Faculty, and 
Industrial Participants who want to learn about the future of process 
control system security. More information, including an agenda, can be 
found at our website (see above).
Instructors Will Include

Rob Cunningham, MIT Lincoln Laboratories ; Jeff Dagle, Pacific Northwest 
National Laboratories ; Deborah Frincke, Pacific Northwest National 
Laboratories ; Walt Heimerdinger, Honeywell ; Darren Highfill, Enernex ; 
Hank Kenchington, Department Of Energy ; Tom Malec, Department of Energy 
; Paul Myrda, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) ; Jamey Sample, 
California ISO ; Alfonso Valdes, SRI ; Paulo Verissimo, University of 
Lisboa ; Dave Whitehead, Schweitzer Engineering laboratories, Inc. ; 
Andrew Wright, N-Dimension.
Registration and Hotel information

Registration Fee is $850 if you register by May 10, 2008, after which 
the fee is $975. Your fee includes all program materials, available 
breaks, and meals. The program begins with a reception at 5:00 p.m., 
Monday, June 16, 2008 and ends at 12:00 p.m., Friday, June 20, 2008. 
Checks or credit cards are accepted. Online registration available at: 
You may also register via fax at (217)333-9561, or by telephone at 
(217)333-2880 or toll free (877)455-2687.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Abbey for the nights of June 
16-19 at a rate of $159 per night plus sales tax.  Please make your own 
reservations by calling (800)709-1323 or (262)275-9000, ext. 4512; be 
sure to ask for the “Information Trust Institute” room block.  You may 
also register online at: http://www.theabbeyresort.com/reservations/. Be 
sure to indicate the group code “1087A7” on the online reservation form.
Graduate Student Scholarships Available

Graduate Students at US institutions are eligible to apply for 
scholarships, which will cover the cost of registration, lodging (double 
occupancy), and a travel allowance. Please complete the application form 
and email application with research statement, to lmelchi@xxxxxxxx or 
mail to Information Trust Institute, attn: Lori Melchi, 1308 W Main 
Street, Urbana, IL 61801, by Wednesday, April 23, 2008.  Final decisions 
will be made by April 30, 2008. With support from the Department of 
Energy and the National Science Foundation, approximately 35 graduate 
student scholarships will be awarded.

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