Prof. Bart Preneel is a full professor at the KU Leuven; he heads the COSIC research group, that is a member of the iMinds Security Department. He was visiting professor at five universities in Europe. He has authored more than 400 scientific publications and is inventor of 4 patents. His main research interests are cryptography, information security and privacy. Bart Preneel has participated to more than 30 EU projects. He has coordinated the Network of Excellence ECRYPT and is coordinating ECRYPT-CSA and the Marie-Curie ITN ECRYPT.NET. He has served as panel member and chair for the European Research Council and has been president of the IACR (International Association for Cryptologic Research). He is a member of the Permanent Stakeholders group of ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency) and of the Academia Europaea. He has been invited speaker at more than 100 conferences in 40 countries. In 2014 he received the RSA Award for Excellence in the Field of Mathematics.
The EU FP7 ASPIRE project is presented, with a focus on its decision support system that will enable non-experts users to configure a complex software protection tool chain to protect the assets in their software.