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Awards won at the 34th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC)

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Oxford’s Martin Strohmeier and Ivan Martinovic, plus Vincent Lenders (Armasuisse, Switzerland), Markus Fuchs and Matthias Schaefer (University of Kaiserslautern) won several awards at the 34th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC). The paper titled 'OpenSky: A Swiss Army Knife for Air Traffic Security Research' won the awards for Best Paper of Session, Best Paper of Track (Cybersecurity), and took third place in the Best Student Paper competition.

Their paper aims to join cybersecurity research and thinking with the safety-oriented principles of the avionics community. It describes the use of big data to improve security in modern air traffic communication networks. You can find out more about this research in the Summer 2015 edition of the Inspired Research magazine: http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/inspiredresearch/IRsummer2015_pq.pdf.

The 34th DASC took place in Prague in September. It was held in Europe for the first time with the theme: "Impact of Global Mandates on Avionics Research and Development".

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