Aim and description of the Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity workshop
at the Lorentz Center
The aim of the Artificial
Intelligence in Cybersecurity workshop is to build a community of researchers
from the academic world and the intelligence community (in particular the Dutch
Joint Sigint Cyber Unit DJSCU), to
develop collaborative research plans that focus on
practices by the intelligence community. The workshop will discuss three
research themes, for their state-of-the-art, the major problems that arise in
practice and what is needed to further the themes in a collaborative way
(including an roadmap for future research).
Operations Research for Intelligence, games and graphs
Cyber approaches to understanding adversary regimes and
Counter-terrorism and understanding opposing networks
The workshop starts with two keynote talks to outline the state-of-the-art in respective
modelling fields from a practical and fundamental research point of view.
Each of the following days, a theme will be discussed on
the basis of a virtual but realistic case study. Two speakers from the intelligence community and the academic world present their
experiences and encountered problems.
A plenary discussion session will then define the main
problems and open questions for the theme, where taking into account both
practical and fundamental research issues.
A shortlist of open questions will be discussed in
multidisciplinary breakout groups to discuss what is needed to solve the open
questions: specific expertise, technology, methodology, databases and the like.
The day will be concluded with a plenary session where each breakout group reports their findings and an
extensive discussion will integrate the results to outline a roadmap for future
research on the theme.
The workshop will end with a wrap-up of the week and plans
for future research collaborations.
Relatively long lunches throughout the week allow for
informal interactions and occasionally emptying of mailboxes.
All participants are accommodated in the same hotel to make
continuous informal interactions possible.
Lorentz Center workshops are scientific meetings in the frontiers of science. The
workshops are characterised by sufficient time
for interactions (from plenary discussions to breakout groups and informal
interactions “in pairs”) and relatively few lectures. The Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity workshop will have 25 participants,
so that a private environment ensures that everything can be discussed openly.
The Lorentz Center@Snellius venue is designed for
interactions in a comfortable setting, with a lecture room, breakout rooms, offices, ample blackboards, WIFI, and a common room
with 24/7 drinks, fruit and cookies – all at the discretion of the participants
of the Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity workshop.