Open Position: DRM schemes to the protection of sensitive mobile data

Research Assistant (1 year) at FUNDP Ė The University of Namur, Belgium 
Position: Application of Digital Rights Management schemes to the protection of sensitive mobile data

Position Description
The goal of the project is to define a model for the management of digital rights applied to travelling sensitive data, taking stock of approaches already proposed in the field of commercial distribution of digital content, for instance multimedia content. The focus on mobile data is motivated by the always greater ubiquitous character of users and data.

The elaboration of the model is a short term objective, whereas the design, implementation and validation of a prototype against results from the open literature is a longer term goal, more suited for a PhD thesis.

The successful candidate will hold a M.Sc. in computer science, and have interest in rights management and access control, modelling techniques and high-level communication protocols. S/he must have good knowledge of Java and XML technologies.
The selected applicant will be invited to apply for a FRIA (Fonds pour la formation ŗ la Recherche dans líIndustrie et dans líAgriculture) grant in order to fund a follow-up PhD on the same topic. Conditions for applying to such a grant are detailed on the FNRS (Fonds National pour la Recherche Scientifique) web site.

The selected applicant will receive a net salary of approx. 1,460.00 euros/month.
For further information, please contact Prof. Jean-NoŽl Colin <>

Applications, together with an up-to-date curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of two academic references,	should be addressed to the
Rector of the University of Namur (FUNDP),
rue de Bruxelles 61, B-5000 Namur, Belgium.

Application forms are available from the Human Resource Department, rue de Bruxelles 61, B-5000 Namur (+32 8 72 40 42). Electronic versions can also be obtained from the web site of the University (
Position will remain open until filled.

The University is located in Namur, a 100,000-inhabitant town located 60 km south from Brussels. Established in 1831, it has more than 4,000 students. Teaching and research are conducted at the highest level in the fields of natural sciences, economic and social sciences, law, humanities, medicine and computer science. The University's annual budget is in excess of 35 million euros.

The Faculty of Computer Science is the largest CS faculty in Belgium. Its staff comprises 16 full- time professors and about 60 researchers. It has graduated more than 1,300 M.Sc. and Ph.D. students since 1973.

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