FOSAD - 20th Edition

SPARTA supported the 20th edition of FOSAD, a phd summer school with the longest tradition in computer security!


Security in computer systems and networks emerged as one of the most challenging research areas. The International School on Foundations of Security Analysis and Design (FOSAD) has been one of the foremost events established with the goal of disseminating knowledge in this critical area. The main aim of the FOSAD school is to offer a good spectrum of current research in foundations of security - ranging from programming languages to analysis of protocols, from cryptographic algorithms to access control policies and trust management - that can be of help for graduate students and young researchers from academia or industry that intend to approach the field.

Since the first event in 2000 and until its 20th edition in 2021, FOSAD attracted about 960 participants and 165 lecturers from all over the world. The school programme alternates monographic courses given by well-known experts in the security community. Moreover, FOSAD encourages presentations given by those participants that intend to take advantage of the audience for discussing their current research in the area. Many of the young speakers of the FOSAD open session are now appreciated researchers and professors.


FOSAD is held annually at the University Residential Center of Bertinoro, in the fascinating scenario of a former convent and episcopal fortress that has been transformed into a modern conference facility with computing services and Internet access.