Call for Proposals

October , 2013


Broadcom Foundation Research Grant for Next Generation Authentication


Call for Proposals

The current authentication model in which authentication credentials are pre-configured on a centralized server will rapidly become inadequate in the near future in which any device will interconnect with any other device and requires developing a new generation of authentication frameset.



The Broadcom Foundation is offering Tel Aviv University researchers a limited number of grants for research in Next Generation Authentication. Grant proposals shall be selected by a joint TAU/Broadcom Foundation committee, based on academic merit and on suitability to the topics of interest suggested by the Broadcom Foundation. Grants shall be for one or two
years, totaling up to US$30,000 per year.


Important Dates

Proposal submissions: Friday 29 November, 2013

Notification to Authors: Expected end of December, 2013



Proposals should be in English, formatted as a PDF file. Proposals must not exceed 2 pages, including a proposed budget and bibliography. To submit, please send your proposal by email with a subject “Submission to Broadcom foundation grant” to Bracha Granot,


Submissions are solicited in, but not limited to, the following areas:


• Combating cyber-crime: anti-phishing, anti-spam, anti-fraud techniques
• Integrating security in Internet protocols: routing, naming, network management
• Secure hardware and use of hardware components in security applications
• Privacy and anonymity technologies
• Security for collaborative applications: teleconferencing and video-conferencing
• Security for cloud computing
• Security for emerging technologies: sensor/wireless/mobile/personal networks and
• Security for future home networks, Internet of Things, body-area networks
• Security for large-scale systems and critical infrastructures (e.g., electronic voting,
smart grid)
• Security of Web-based applications and services
• Usable security and privacy.
• Sociological, psychological and legal aspects underlying existing and future security
• Nonrepudiation



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