COINS Ph.D. student seminar 2019 (Narvik)

This year’s COINS Ph.D. student seminar will be held in Narvik, followed by NISK, the Norwegian Information Security Conference.


Monday 25/11-2019, Narvik


1300-1315 Welcome, introduction, presentation of participants
1315-1400 Lessons learned from doing a Ph.D.

  • Seraj Fayyad, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Jordan: Doing PhD in IoT Security.

1400-1530 Presentations by the participants

  • Ahmed Walid Amro: Connect and Protect: Requirements for Maritime Autonomous Surface Ship in Urban Passenger Transportation
  • Livinus Obiora Nweke: Resilience Analysis of Software-Defined Networks Using Queueing Networks
  • Muhammad Ali Fauzi: Modelling Healthcare Staffs’ Mental State to Minimize Cybersecurity Risk
  • Prosper Yeng: overview of modeling and analyzing healthcare staffs’ security practices
  • Muhammad Mudassar Yamin: Serious Games as a Tool to Model Attack and Defense Scenarios for Cyber-Security Exercises

1530-1615 Life after the Ph.D.

  • Oleksandr  Kazymyrov: Time-Lapse in Industry: 5 Years in 40 minutes
  • Andrii Shalaginov, NTNU: Life after PhD: collaboration, networking and funding opportunities
  • Berglind Fjola Smaradottir, UiA: The life after the PhD: how to find new projects and funding of proposals

1615-1645 Panel: Ask the Professor/Professional
1645-1700 Election of two COINS student representatives

To register,

  1. Fill in an application for funding (type of support: “Ph.D. student seminar”)
  2. Register for NISK (not mandatory, but highly recommended)



The seminar will take place on Monday afternoon. NISK will start Tuesday morning (until Wednesday evening). For accommodation we suggest to follow the recommendations by NISK organizers.

COINS students get coverage for travel (least expensive practical alternative t/r Narvik) and accommodation (COINS+NISK). Students without a regular paper, i.e. none or a poster, get coverage for the NISK conference fee. This results from the longstanding COINS policy that presentations of full papers are considered to be in the responsibility of the student’s department.

NISK: You need to wear your COINS t-shirt and/or hoodie and upload a picture of you wearing it at the conference. You need to submit a 2 page travel report on your participation that can be shared with other COINS students and can be published on the COINS website after the event. If you present a poster at NISK, you send us a picture of you presenting the poster with a COINS logo instead of a travel report.

COINS supervisors get coverage for travel (least expensive practical alternative t/r Narvik) and accommodation related to their Ph.D. student seminar participation. COINS does not pay for supervisor attendance or participation at NISK, but you are welcome to book your flight so that you can attend NISK with your own funding.

SWITS students and Ph.D. students from COINS partners get coverage for travel (least expensive practical alternative t/r Narvik) and accommodation under the same conditions as COINS students.
COINS does pay for accommodation and NISK attendance for students that attend both the COINS seminar and NISK, present a poster, wear a COINS t-shirt throughout the NISK conference, acknowledge COINS funding on their poster and document their contribution by two photos of them taken at the conference and by writing a one page report on their seminar participation that can be published.

All inquiries can be sent to

ECTS credits

Participating COINS Ph.D. can obtain ECTS credits that might be used towards the taught component of their Ph.D. programme.

Students need to enrol in “IMT6004 COINS Workshop” at NTNU to be formally allowed to get ECTS credits according to the requirements in the course description. (If you have taken IMT6004 before, you can enrol in “IMT6005 COINS Workshop II” (or “IMT6006 COINS Workshop III”).

Please indicate in your application for funding or by email to if you are interested in enrolling in IMT6004. Students get a transcript from NTNU documenting their participation and then need to present it to their local COINS member institution. All consortium members agreed that participation in IMT600x would be recognised as being eligible for consideration towards the taught component of the Ph.D. programmes.

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