Hristo Koshutanski
Hristo Koshutanski  
Research Doctorate in Information and Communication Technologies (2005)

MSc in Mathematics specialisation Computer Science (2001)
Safe Society Labs, S.L.   Universidad de Málaga   Andalucia te quiere ...
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  Research Activities
  Research Interests
  Reviewer Activities
Research Activities
I have experience and competence in system and information security research at different levels of activities:
  • From research activities with publications in international conferences and journals to management of research and technological development activities as participation to several EU-funded projects under FP6 and FP7 of the EU;
  • From evaluation of research results in international conferences and journals to scientific evaluation of project proposals in Horizon 2020 of the EU.
My research activities have been mostly driven by involvement in European-level collaborative RTD projects, and partially by Spain national level projects and local government of Andalusia funded projects. Please refer to section Projects for a summary of my activities and results per project (chronologically ordered) with references to publications co-authored.

I have experience in managing partner-specific work in collaborative projects. I have been involved in technical direction and coordination of local lab activities regarding software (prototype) development, deliverables, milestones and quality of results for several EU projects: FP7-CUMULUS, FP7-ASSERT4SOA, FP7-OKKAM.

Research and Practical Application Interests
  • Models of authorization, access control and trust management;
  • Security architectures and enforcement mechanisms;
  • Security assurance and certification;
  • Identity management and privacy.
      Domains of interest: service-oriented and cloud computing systems, federated systems, Internet of things and cyber-physical systems.

      I have specific technical expertise in:
  • X.509 certificate standard both identity and attribute certificates for authentication and access control;
  • Public-key infrastructure and privilege management infrastructure (PKI/PMI) for user identity and (entity) attribute management in decentralised environments;
  • Federated Identity Management. Technical realisation of Single Sign-On (SSO) concept. Use of Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) for federated identity information exchange, and X.509 certificates for user authentication.
Reviewer Activities
   Journal reviewer*:
  • Computers & Security, Elsevier (2017, 2016, 2015, 2012).
  • ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (2016).
  • Journal of Information Security and Applications, Elsevier (2016).
  • Service Oriented Computing and Applications, Springer (2016, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2008).
  • Security and Communication Networks, John Wiley & Sons (2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009).
  • World Wide Web Journal, Springer (2014).
  • African Journal of Business Management, AcademicJournals (2013).
  • Journal of Zhejiang University Science C, Springer (2013).
  • Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, Elsevier (2011).
  • Future Internet, MDPI AG (2011).
  • IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (2010).
  • Journal Of Systems and Software, Elsevier (2010).
  • Journal of Internet Services and Applications, Springer (2010).
  • Computer Communications, Elsevier (2008).

     * is public profile page of Elsevier journal reviewers listing my review activities.

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   External reviewer:
  • European Symposium on Research in Computer Security: ESORICS 2016, ESORICS 2015.
  • International Conference on Information and Communication Technology Research: (ICTRC-2015).
  • 8th International Workshop on Formal Aspects of Security and Trust (FAST-2011).
  • International Symposium on Engineering Secure Software and Systems: ESSoS-2010, ESSoS-2009.
  • 5th International Conference on Security and Cryptography (SECRYPT-2010).
   Expert evaluator of H2020 proposals:
  • Served twice as a scientific evaluator and once as a Vice Chair to H2020 FET-OPEN finding scheme (FET-OPEN: Novel Ideas for Radically New Technologies);
  • Ethics screening of project proposals for various calls of H2020 related to high performance computing, European research infrastructures, and Big Data research.