The University of Tartu (UT, www.ut.ee), located in the city of Tartu (second largest city in Estonia), is the most prestigious and comprehensive university in the country and one of the most respectable educational and research centres in Central an Eastern Europe. UT belongs to the top 2% of world’s best universities (QS World University Rankings & Times Higher Education World University Rankings). Founded in 1632, UT is organised into four faculties (social sciences, art & humanities, science & technology, and medicine), which are the home of more than 14000 students and 1900 scientists and academic staff (including 1300 international students from 90 countries). On average, the University awards 100 PhD degrees and university researchers publish about 3000 scientific articles annually.
The Institute of Computer Science (www.cs.ut.ee) has a long-standing reputation of outstanding educational programs, enabling students to grow with and adapt to rapidly changing technologies. It is a research-oriented institution, comprising 6 scientific research groups, which are specialised in (i) data science, (ii) programming languages and systems, (iii) security and theoretical computer science, (iv) software engineering, (v) distributed systems, and (vi) natural language processing. Further, the Institute manages a portfolio of over around 130 courses covering the entire spectrum of computer science and information systems (e.g., software engineering, distributed systems, and security engineering). Overall, the institute’s mission is to prepare students to learn, discover, innovate, and apply new knowledge in computer science through a balanced program of cutting-edge research, effective teaching, and outreach and service.
Prof. Raimundas Matulevičius received his Ph.D. diploma from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in the computer and information science. Currently, he holds a Professor of Information Security position at the University of Tartu (Estonia). His research interests include security and privacy of information, security risk management and model-driven security. His publication record includes more than 80 articles published in the peer-reviewed journals, conference and workshops. Matulevičius has been a program committee member at international conferences (e.g., REFSQ, PoEM, BPM and CAiSE). He is an author of a book on “Fundamentals of Secure System Modelling” (Springer, 2017).