OWASP AppSec Europe 2006
This year, the OWASP Europe Conference was held in Belgium at the Catholic University of Leuven (aka Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, or K.U. Leuven) in Leuven, which is 25 km from Brussels. More information about the location is presented below.
See the agenda page for the conference agenda and copies of all the presentations.
OWASP arranged a one-day training course on Web Application Security which was offered on May 29th, the day prior to the conference. More information about this one day tutorial is available here: The Foundations of Web Application Security. This course provides a great introduction for conference attendees into the fundamental security issues that are highly prevalent in today's Web Applications. The prevalence of such vulnerabilities is why OWASP was formed to raise awareness of and help organizations and individuals eliminate such vulnerabilities from their application code.
OWASP also provided a second one-day training course on Web Services Security. Information on this course is available here: Web Services Security.
Evening Social Event - May 30th
At every conference we have an evening social event the first night. This allows participants to have some unstructured time to mingle with the other attendees. They are always fun and typically attract about half the conference attendees. This year's event was more upscale than in the past, with a three course dinner at the nearby Faculty Club. The Faculty club is a restaurant annex conference centre located in a medieval part of Leuven. You can find pictures and more details here: Faculty Club Info.
This event started with a short tour of Leuven as we walk to the club, followed by a short reception and then dinner. Historically, after the dinner is over, a local club is identified and the die hards move to that location. We hope to see you there.
Dinner Agenda: 18h00-19h00: a guided city tour in the historical center of Leuven that starts at the auditorium and ends at the Faculty Club 19h00-19h30: small reception at the Faculty Club 19h30-….: 3-course dinner with wines
Current information on available accomodations is available here.
Leuven is about 25 km east of Brussels, capital of Belgium. Do not confuse Leuven with Louvain La Neuve, where the francophone sister university of the K.U.Leuven is located! Louvain La Neuve is near Wavre and Ottignies, about 30km south-west of Leuven.
Take the plane to Brussels Airport (Zaventem). It is about 25 km from Leuven.
The are different options to get from the airport to Leuven: There are frequent trains to Leuven. The trip takes less than 20 minutes and will cost 4.80 euro. You can use the following website to find a train from Brussels Airport ("Brussel Nationale Luchthaven") to Leuven on the desired date and time.
A taxi from Brussels Airport will cost about 50 euro.
Car rental desks are located in the arrival halls of the airport. However, keep in mind that parking space in Leuven is limited and expensive.
Consult the Belgian Railways site. Leuven is on the line from Brussels to Liege (Luik), Aachen and Koeln. There are trains every 15 minutes from any of the three major train stations in the city of Brussels (Brussel Zuid, Brussel Centraal, and Brussel Noord) to Leuven. The total trip will take about 30 minutes and will cost you about 4 euro.
There are also fast international train connections to Brussels South (Brussel Zuid/Bruxelles Midi) available from major European cities: Thalys: Paris Nord (1h25'), Airport Charles De Gaulle (1h15'), Koeln HBF (2h30'), Amsterdam (2h40'), Rotterdam (1h40')
Eurostar: London Waterloo (2h20'), Lille Europe (40')
Take the highway E40 (Brussel-Luik). From E40 take the exit E314/A2 Leuven-Hasselt-Genk between exit 22 (Bertem)and exit 23 (Haasrode). From E314 take the exit 15 and follow directions to Leuven.
Conference Location in Leuven
The conference will be held in:
College De Valk Auditorium Zeger Van Hee Tiensestraat 41 3000 Leuven
The location is indicated with a cross on the following map. (Click on the map to zoom in)
Conference Committee (conferences 'at' owasp.org)
- Dave Wichers, Aspect Security, (OWASP Conferences Chair)
- Frank Piessens, University of Leuven, (Local Conference Chair)
- Sebastien Deleersnyder, Ascure, (OWASP Belgium Chapter Lead)
If you have any questions about the conference please contact Dave Wichers, the OWASP Conferences Chair, at conferences at' owasp.org
OWASP would like to thank the following organizations for sponsoring this conference:
- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven