Marko Hölbl

Marko Hölbl
Assistant Professor , Database Technology Laboratory
E-mail:marko.holbl@um.si
Title:PhD
Telephone:02 2207361
Room:G2-M.22
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Brief Biography

  • PhD in the field of Computer Science, 2009
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, 2004

 

  • Member, 2019 - present
    European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO), WG6: SRIA and Cyber Security Technologies
  • Secretary, 2007 – Present
    Council of European Professional Informatics Societies – Legal and Security Issues Special Interest Network (CEPIS LSI)
  • Executive board member, 2017 - present
    Slovenian Society Informatika
  • Member, 2013 - 2016
    Network and Information Security – Working Group 3 on secure ICT research and innovation (NIS WG 3)

Main research topics

  • Authentication Protocols
  • Key Establishment Protocols
  • Security and Privacy in the Internet of Things
  • Security protocols for the Internet of Things (WSN, BSN etc.)
  • Applied cryptography
  • Post-Quantum Cryptography
  • User Aspects of Computer Security

Selected publication

Book Chapters and Sections
  • NEMEC ZLATOLAS, Lili, HERIČKO, Marjan, WELZER-DRUŽOVEC, Tatjana, HÖLBL, Marko. Models of privacy and security issues on mobile applications. V: PELET, Jean-Éric. Mobile platforms, design, and apps for social commerce. Hershey (Pa.): IGI Global. cop. 2017, pp. 84-105, doi: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2469-4.ch006.
  • HÖLBL, Marko, WELZER-DRUŽOVEC, Tatjana, NEMEC ZLATOLAS, Lili. Security and privacy related issues in the internet of things. V: WELZER-DRUŽOVEC, Tatjana (Ed.), et al. Information modelling and knowledge bases XXVII, (Frontiers in artificial intelligence and applications, ISSN 0922-6389, vol. 280). Amsterdam; Berlin; Washington (DC): IOS Press, cop. 2016, pp. 321-326.
Journal Papers
  • KOMPARA, Marko, ISLAM, SK Hafizul, HÖLBL, Marko. A robust and efficient mutual authentication and key agreement scheme with untraceability for WBANs. Computer networks : the international journal of computer and telecommunications networking. [Print ed.]. jan. 2019, vol. 148, pp. 196-213. ISSN 1389-1286. DOI: 10.1016/j.comnet.2018.11.016.
  • KOMPARA, Marko, KUMARI, Saru, HÖLBL, Marko. Analysis and improvement of a secure key management protocol for e-health applications. Computers & electrical engineering, ISSN 0045-7906, Jan. 2019, vol. 73, pp. 97-113, doi: 10.1016/j.compeleceng.2018.11.007.
  • HÖLBL, Marko, KOMPARA, Marko, KAMIŠALIĆ, Aida, NEMEC ZLATOLAS, Lili. A systematic review of the use of blockchain in healthcare. Symmetry, ISSN 2073-8994, 2018, vol. 10, iss. 10, pp. 1-22, doi: 10.3390/sym10100470.
  • TURKANOVIĆ, Muhamed, HÖLBL, Marko, KOŠIČ, Kristjan, HERIČKO, Marjan, KAMIŠALIĆ, Aida. EduCTX: A blockchain-based higher education credit platform. IEEE access, ISSN 2169-3536, 5 Jan. 2018, vol. 6, iss. 1, pp. 5112-5127, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2789929.
  • KOMPARA, Marko, HÖLBL, Marko. Survey on security in intra-body area network communication. Ad hoc networks, ISSN 1570-8705, March 2018, vol. 70, pp. 23-43, doi: 10.1016/j.adhoc.2017.11.006.
  • ABZINEJAD FARASH, Mohammad, TURKANOVIĆ, Muhamed, KUMARI, Saru, HÖLBL, Marko. An efficient user authentication and key agreement scheme for heterogeneous wireless sensor network tailored for the Internet of Things environment. Ad hoc networks, ISSN 1570-8705, Jan. 2016, vol. 36, part 1, pp. 152-176, doi: 10.1016/j.adhoc.2015.05.014.
  • NEMEC ZLATOLAS, Lili, WELZER-DRUŽOVEC, Tatjana, HERIČKO, Marjan, HÖLBL, Marko. Privacy antecedents for SNS self-disclosure : the case of Facebook. Computers in human behavior, ISSN 0747-5632. [Print ed.], April 2015, vol. 45, pp. 158-167, doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2014.12.012.
  • GROSS, Hannes, HÖLBL, Marko, SLAMANIG, Daniel, SPREITZER, Raphael. Privacy-aware authentication in the internet of things. V: REITER, Michael (Ed.), NACCACHE, David (Ed.). Cryptology and network security : proceedings, (Lecture notes in computer science, ISSN 0302-9743, 9476). Heidelberg; Dordrecht; London; New York: Springer, cop. 2015, pp. 32-39.
Conference and Workshop Papers
  • TURKANOVIĆ, Muhamed, WELZER-DRUŽOVEC, Tatjana, HÖLBL, Marko. An example of a cybersecurity education model. In: ZAHARIEV, Plamen Z. (ed.). 29th Annual conference of the European association for education in electrical and information engineering - EAEEIE 2019 : conference proceedings : EAEEIE 2019, 4th - 6th September, 2019, Universita of Ruse, Ruse, Bulgaria. [S. l.]: IEEE, cop. 2019. Pp. 1-4. ISBN 978-1-7281-3222-8. DOI: 10.1109/EAEEIE46886.2019.9000440.
  • HÖLBL, Marko, NEMEC ZLATOLAS, Lili. The impact of students' pre-knowledge on learning computer programming. In: BUDIMAC, Zoran (ed.), KOTESKA, Bojana (ed.). SQAMIA 2019 : proceedings. Novi Sad: Department of mathematics and Informatics, Faculty of Sciences, cop. 2019. Pp. 1-8. ISBN 978-86-7031-476-4. https://perun.pmf.uns.ac.rs/pracner/down/sqamia2019/sqamia2019-proc.pdf.
  • HÖLBL, Marko, KAMIŠALIĆ, Aida, TURKANOVIĆ, Muhamed, KOMPARA, Marko, PODGORELEC, Blaž, HERIČKO, Marjan. EduCTX: An Ecosystem for Managing Digital Micro-Credentials. In: THORBERGSSON, Helgi (ed.). 28th EAEEIE Annual Conference : September 26th to 28th 2018, Menntasetriõ viõ Lækinn, Hafnarfjörõur, Iceland. [S. l.]: IEEE, 2018. Pp. 1-4. ISBN 978-1-5386-7711-7. DOI: 10.1109/EAEEIE.2018.8534284.
  • ALEKSIĆ, Aleksandra, IVANOVIĆ, Mirjana, HÖLBL, Marko, WELZER-DRUŽOVEC, Tatjana, VIDAKOVIĆ, Milan. Adding security to the JavaScript-based agent middleware SiebogJS. V: SKALA, Karolj (Ed.). MIPRO 2018 : 41st International Convention, May 21 -25, 2018, Opatija, Croatia : proceedings. Rijeka: Croatian Society for Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics - MIPRO. 2018, pp. 462-466, , doi: 10.23919/MIPRO.2018.8400088.
  • HÖLBL, Marko, HRGAREK, Luka, IVANOVIĆ, Mirjana, WELZER-DRUŽOVEC, Tatjana, VIDAKOVIĆ, Milan. Introducing Public-Key infrastructure for SiebogJS JavaScript-based Agent Middleware. V: AKERKAR, Rajendra (Ed.). WIMSʼ18. New York: ACM. cop. 2018, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1145/3227609.3227682.
  • HRGAREK, Luka, WELZER-DRUŽOVEC, Tatjana, HÖLBL, Marko. Web browser data collection and user awareness regarding web browser data exposure. V: STRAHONJA, Vjeran (Ed.), KIRINIĆ, Valentina (Ed.). CECIIS : Central European Conference on Information and Intelligent Systems : 28th international conference, September 27th-29th, 2017, Varaždin, Croatia, (Central European Conference on Information and Intelligent Systems (Print), ISSN 1847-2001), (Central European Conference on Information and Intelligent Systems (Online), ISSN 1848-2295). Varaždin: Faculty of Organization and Informatics. 2017, pp. 109-113.
  • HERIČKO, Matija, PALANISAMY, Balaji, WELZER-DRUŽOVEC, Tatjana, HÖLBL, Marko, KRISHNAMURTHY, Prashanth, ZADOROZHNY, Vladimir I. A survey on geolocation data anonymization. V: HERIČKO, Marjan (Ed.). Sodelovanje, programska oprema in storitve v informacijski družbi : zbornik 19. mednarodne multikonference Informacijska družba - IS 2016, 10. oktober 2016, [Ljubljana, Slovenija] : zvezek C = Collaboration, software and services in information society : proceedings of the 19th International Multiconference Information Society - IS 2016, 10 October 2016, Ljubljana, Slovenia : volume C. Ljubljana: Institut Jožef Stefan. 2016, pp. 11-14.

Study and research abroad

  • Visiting Researcher, June 2016
    Institute for Applied Information Processing and Communications (IAIK), Faculty of Computer Science, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria.
  • Visiting Researcher, May 2014
    Institute for Applied Information Processing and Communications (IAIK), Faculty of Computer Science, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria.
  • Visiting Researcher, Mar 2007 – Jun 2007
    Institute for Applied Information Processing and Communications (IAIK), Faculty of Computer Science, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria.
  • Erasmus Exchange, March – June 2004,
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland
    Erasmus study exchange within the Bachelor study of Computer Science.

Workshops, lectures and invited talks

  • Security aspects of REST and SOAP services, workshop for Zavarovalnica Triglav (Triglav insurance group), 2019.
  • Introduction to blockchain technology, workshop for the Communications Networks and Services Agency of the Republic of Slovenia, 2018.
  • Technological trends in the field of digital content and services, workshop for the Communications Networks and Services Agency of the Republic of Slovenia, 2018.
  • Deep and dark web technologies, lecture for the Maribor Students' Club, 2018.
  • Review of existing European practice for Cyber security education, INFOFEST - 21st festival of information technology achievements, Budva, Montenegro, 2014.
  • Identity-based authenticated key agreement protocols, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Dept. of electrical engineering ESAT/COSIC, Leuven, 2010.
  • Authenticated Key agreement protocols, Rovira i Virgili University, Department of Computer Engineering and Mathematics, Tarragona, 2008.
  • Security of dedicated hash functions, Rovira i Virgili University, Department of computer engineering and Mathematics, Tarragona, 2006.
  • Cryptographic hash functions, Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland, 2005.

Project work and experience

Project leader/coordinator
  • CyberSec4Europe - Cybersecurity for Europe, 2019 – 2022, H2020 Project, https://www.cybersec4europe.eu/
  • Privacy-preserving Distributed Data Processing for IoT applications, bilateral project with the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA, 2018-2019.
  • Security of multi-agent systems, bilateral project with the University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia, 2016-2017.
  • Security Issues of Data Analysis, bilateral project with the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA, 2014-2015
Project collaboration
  • InSign - Advancing inclusive education through International Sign, 2016-2018, Erasmus+ project, https://www.uni-siegen.de/zew/insign/index.html.en?lang=en
  • I-ACE - International Assisted Communication for Education, 2016-2018, Erasmus+ project, http://gilt.isep.ipp.pt/projects/i-ace/
  • ECESM - Enhancing Cyber-Security Education in Montenegro), EU Tempus project, 2013 - 2016, https://ecesm.net/

Certificates

  • 2009, ECQA EU Project Manager (certified by European Certification and Qualification Association)

Honours and Awards

  • National Award of the Slovene Society Informatika (Slovene Professional Informatics Society), 2015.

Review and Editorial activities

Editor
  • HÖLBL, Marko (editor), RANNENBERG, Kai (editor), WELZER-DRUŽOVEC, Tatjana (editor). ICT systems security and privacy protection. Cham: Springer, cop. 2020. XIII, 448 pp., illupp. IFIP advances in information and communication technology (Print), 580. ISBN 978-3-030-58200-5, ISBN 978-3-030-58201-2. ISSN 1868-4238. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-58201-2, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-58201-2.
Review activities
  • Review for more than 80 internationally recognized journals. A comprehensive list of my review activities can be found at my Publons public profile: https://publons.com/researcher/493269/marko-holbl/peer-review/

Conference Involvement

Editor:
  • IFIP SEC 2020 - 35th International Conference on ICT Systems Security and Privacy Protection – IFIP SEC 2020, 21-23 September 2020, Maribor, Slovenia.
Organizing Committee:
  • IFIP SEC 2020 - 35th International Conference on ICT Systems Security and Privacy Protection – IFIP SEC 2020, 21-23 September 2020, Maribor, Slovenia.
  • ADBIS 2019 - 23rd European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems, 8-11 September 2019, Bled, Slovenia.
  • EJC 2015 - 25th International Conference on Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases
  • EJC 2015, 8-12 June 2015, Maribor, Slovenia.
  • KMO 2015, 10th International Conference on Knowledge Management In Organisations 24-28 August 2015, Maribor, Slovenia.
  • LTEC 2015 - 8th International Workshop on Learning Technology for Education Challenges, 24-28 August 2015, Maribor, Slovenia.
  • EAEEIE 2011, 22nd EAEEIE Annual Conference, 13-15 June 2011, Maribor, Slovenia,
  • EJC 2009 - 19th European-Japanese Conference on Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases, 1-5 June 2009, Maribor, Slovenia
Program Committee:

A comprehensive list of my Program Committee activities can be found at my Publons public profile - https://publons.com/researcher/493269/marko-holbl/peer-review/

  • ADBIS - European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems, 2019, 2020.
  • APF - Annual Privacy Forum 2020, 2019, 2018.
  • BPM - International Conference on Business Process Management, 2019, 2020.
  • CAISE'2020 - 32nd International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering
  • CECC 2019 - Central European Cybersecurity Conference 2019
  • DSI Dnevi slovenske informatike, 2018, 2019, 2020.
  • EAEEIE - Annual Conference of the European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering (EAEEIE), 2012-2020.
  • EICC 2020 - European Interdisciplinary Cybersecurity Conference
  • EMENA-ISTL - Europe Middle East & North Africa Information Systems and Technologies to support Learning, 2018, 2019.
  • ICAT-BCTA 2019 - Blockchain Technology and its Application
  • ICMC - International Conference on Mathematics and Computing, 2018 - 2020
  • IDC 2019 - 13th International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing
  • IFIP SEC - International Information Security and Privacy Conference, 2017, 2018.
  • IFIP SC 2018 - IFIP Summer School 2018
  • INTAP - International Conference on Intelligent Technologies and Applications, 2018 - 2020
  • iSCI - International Conference on Smart City and Informatization, 2019, 2020.
  • MIKE 2018 - 6th International Conference on Mining Intelligence and Knowledge Exploration
  • SQAMIA 2019 - 8th Workshop on Software Quality Analysis, Monitoring, Improvement, and Applications
  • WIMS 2018 - 8th International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics
  • WISE12 - 12th World Conference on Information Security Education

Supervision

Several Bachelor and Master Program Students (Bologna study program).

Finished supervision of PhD theses:

  • Marko Kompara, Authentication and Key Agreement Protocol for Wireless Body Sensor Network, 2018.
  • Muhamed Turkanović, User authentication and key agreement protocols for ad hoc networks, tailored for the Internet of Things environment, 2016.
  • Boštjan Kežmah, Design of Fair Electronic Service Protocol with Reliable Electronic Message Sent Receipt, 2016

Ongoing supervision of PhD theses:

  • Luka Hrgarek, Privacy of Geolocation Data on the Web

Teaching

Assistant professor in the following courses:

  • Data protection (2nd year of Informatics and technologies of communication, 2nd cycle Bologna studies)
  • ICT Security (3rd year of Informatics and technologies of communication, 1st cycle Bologna studies)
  • Data warehousing (3rd year of Informatics and technologies of communication, 1st cycle Bologna studies)
  • Programming for Media (1st year of Media communications, 1st cycle Bologna studies)
  • Dynamic Web Solutions (3rd year of Media communications and Informatics and technologies of communication, 1st cycle Bologna studies)
  • Data Protection and Computer Forensics, (3rd year of Information Security, 1st cycle Bologna studies, Faculty for Criminal Justice)

Publications

  • A full report can be found on COBISS.

CV

  • A full CV is available in the attached document.
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