Monday, November 16, 2009

My degree of Doctor at Open Universiteit Nederland

" hereby receive all rights associated with the degree of Doctor either by law or custom"

My Doctorate Board and me with the degree and a huge smile - what a day!

From left Prof. dr. G. Conole, Prof. dr. A. Littlejohn, Prof. dr. B. Berendt , me, Prof. dr. P.B. Sloep, Prof. dr. E.J.R. Koper (supervisor), Prof. dr. J. van Marle (chairman) and Beadle E. Vinken. And no, even if I'm a doctor now, I don't get to wear a funny hat!

I thank everyone involved in my research and all who sent me kind wishes and congratulations!

Slides and PhD download

Monday, November 09, 2009

Future privacy and security resaerch challenges in online social networks

I attended this workshop a couple of days ago. It was an interesting mix of ppl with different backgrounds; computer scientists, researchers, lawyers, some practitioners & users like a SN provider, some artists who run social network services, and my interest was of course teachers' social network services like our eTwinning platform (more than 70000 teachers).

I enjoyed the keynote by Ronald Leenes from Tilburg University. A few projects that he mentioned, PrimeLife (Bringing sustainable privacy and identity management to future networks and services) and BROAD (Broadening the Range Of Awareness in Data protection).

EUN is now running a campaign, here is my favourite film about it!