CISPA is currently in the founding process to join the German Helmholtz Association as a new member. It is consequently undergoing significant organizational changes, which are not yet reflected on this webpage.

For further information on the above mentioned founding process, please refer to the official press release by the State Chancellery of Saarland.

Recent News on the Transformation Process


The location of the first construction phase has been agreed upon. For further information, please refer to the official press release .

13. February 2015

CISPA has three successful papers at IEEE Security & Privacy 2015

CISPA researchers will present three successful research papers at the 36th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy in San Jose, California, in May 2015.

The IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy is worldwide the most distinguished security conference with highly competitive submissions.

Two of our papers focus on privacy, one on system security:

  • ADSNARK: Nearly Practical and Privacy-Preserving Proofs on Authenticated Data

    Michael Backes (CISPA, Saarland University and MPI-SWS, Germany), Manuel Barbosa (HASLab — INESC TEC and Universidade do Minho, Portugal), Dario Fiore (IMDEA Software Institute, Madrid, Spain), Raphael M. Reischuk (ETH Zurich)

  • Cross-Architecture Bug Search in Binary Executables

    Jannik Pewny (HGI, Ruhr-University Bochum), Behrad Garmany (HGI, Ruhr-University Bochum), Robert Gawlik (HGI, Ruhr-University Bochum), Christian Rossow (CISPA, Saarland University), Thorsten Holz (HGI, Ruhr-University Bochum)

  • Privacy and Access Control for Outsourced Personal Records

    Matteo Maffei (CISPA, Saarland University), Giulio Malavolta (CISPA, Saarland University), Manuel Reinert (CISPA, Saarland University), Dominique Schröder (CISPA, Saarland University)