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Informatik an Hamburger Schulen kein Pflichtfach mehr

Informatik spielt in den Schulen wohl keine große Rolle mehr, zumindest schafft es Hamburg gerade als Pflichtfach ab.

Von einem Pflichtfach Informatik können wir in BaWue natürlich nur träumen. Die Leute, die über solche Dinge entscheiden, scheinen dabei nur eingeschränkt über Sachkompetenz zu verfügen:

Tuning Mac OS Snow Leopard for SSD

Perform these changes at own risk! You may wreck your system, so make sure to have a current backup!

I just upgraded my mid 2010 15" Macbook Pro with an OCZ Vertex 2 SSD and 8 GB of RAM. Browsing the net for hints how to optimize the system when using an SSD, I applied the following changes to my system:

Deadline Extension IEEE WIVEC 2011

Please note that we have extended the call-for-papers deadline for the IEEE WIVEC 2011 by two weeks. The new deadline is March 14, 2011. For details and submissions, visit

Drupal 7

I recently had a strong need for upgrading my server and I had the strange idea of also going to Drupal 7 when doing so. After some fighting with all the non-ported modules, I think most of my site (and some other sites, too) are running now nicely on the new platform.

27. VDI/VW Gemeinschaftstagung Automotive Security

I am member of the program committee of the 27th joint VDI/VW symposium on Automotive Security (27. VDI/VW Gemeinschaftstagung Automotive Security) which is an excellent venue for (German) academics and industry to interface and discuss about the status of automotive security. The call for papers is still ongoing and closes on the 21.03.2011.


You want to send me an application for an internship, PhD, or other position here at the University of Twente?

Here are some things to keep in mind:

IEEE WiVEC 2011 - CfP

I am also TPC Co-Chair of the 4th International Symposium on Wireless Vehicular Communications (IEEE WiVEC 2011). The CfP is just out and you can submit papers until February 28, 2011.

Again, any additional advertisement you do among colleagues is highly appreciated, as is submitting a paper.

Posters and Demos CfP - ACM WiSec 2011

As poster and demo chair of the ACM Conference on Wireless Network Security (WiSec 2011), I want to highlight that the CfP is open and if you are working in this area, you should seriously consider submitting a full paper, poster, or demo their. You find all the details on the conference webpage.

You can submit full papers until December 1, 2010 and posters and demos until February 28, 2011.

Please also spread the word as widely as possible.

Resources on good presentation techniques

As I regularly speak about this and take a strong personal interest in enhancing my presentation skills, I added a longer page on good presentation techniques to my website.

Privacy in ITS Applications Workshop in Berlin

A last-minute notice: I am co-organizer of a Privacy in ITS Applications Workshop that PRECIOSA is presenting on July 20 in Berlin, Germany. The program is very interesting and there is still time to sign up.


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