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First European Summer School on Trusted Infrastructure Technologies

A residential summer school was held 3rd - 8th September 2006. The aim was to bring together academics, researchers, and advanced students to spend a week together learning about current developments in Trusted Computing and related technologies, and to explore the surrounding research agenda.

These pages have been preserved as a record of the event. Some of the presentations and research outcomes are linked from the menu at the right.


The context of the summer school is a recent workshop exploring UK and German Government requirements in this area, and European research activities that may address those requirements. This workshop also identified interest from the academic, government, and industry research organizations present to develop a European technical community around this research area. This summer school is a proposed embodiment for a first technical community event in this research area in Europe.


The programme has three key components: a series of lectures and practical classes on emerging trusted infrastructure technologies such as trusted computing, operating system and virtualization, running research discussions throughout the week, and a number of keynote talks.

There will also be ample opportunity to enjoy social events and to explore the surroundings. All of the accommodation, meetings, and meals will be in the same location to encourage discussion and collaboration.

Lectures and Classes

For the four central days of the summer school, the morning will be taken up with lectures:

  • Day one: Trusted Platform Module
  • Day two: Operating systems, and the chain of trust
  • Day three: Virtual machines and isolation
  • Day four: applications and infrastructure
  • Part of the afternoon of each day will be occupied with practical classes. The lectures are intended for all summer school participants; the classes for the student attendees.

    Research Meeting

    The first day and the last day will be given over to research presentations and working session reports. During the week, part of each afternoon will also be set aside for working discussions. This will be an opportunity to advance research ideas in small group work, and also to plan future projects and grant proposals. The aim will be to report on progress and future plans during the final day.


    Keynote talks are confirmed from:
    • Martin Sadler, HP Labs
    • James Fazey, CESG
    • Marion Atts, BSI
    • Johann Schoetz, Infineon
    • David Grawrock, Intel
    • Ulrich Sandl, German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology


    A draft programme is available here.

    Location and Travel

    The summer school is at St Catherine's College, Oxford. The college is one of Oxford's newer ones, but just a few minutes' walk from the historic heart of the city. It offers fully-networked study bedrooms, with ensuite facilities.

    Oxford is well-served by public transport. Full travel information is on a separate page.


    The full cost of arranging the event is 1000 per person. As a result of some generous sponsorship (see below), the cost charged to academic participants is less than this:

  • Academics The cost of attending the summer school, inclusive of all accommodation, meals, and social events is 650.
  • Students (Master's and PhD) Each invited institution may nominate up to two students to attend free of charge. Moreover, the cost these students' travel to the Summer School (by the most economical route possible) will be covered, up to a ceiling of 200 per student.

    Bookings and Confirmation

    Bookings will be confirmed as follows:

  • For paid academic bookings, when the credit card form has been received, and your card debited.
  • For student bookings, when the details of a confirmed travel booking (itinerary and invoice) have been received, by fax to +44 1865 283531 or email to Andrew Martin (below). The cost of the booking will be repaid after the student has checked in at the summer school.
  • It is a condition of accepting sponsorship that the student should attend the entire event.


    HP Labs       


    The local host is Dr Andrew Martin.