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 .

28. April 2017

CISPA Presents 4 Papers at Euro S&P

CISPA researchers have presented 4 research papers at this year’s 2nd IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (Euro S&P ’17) which took place in Paris, France, from 26-28 April 2017. Since 1980 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy has been one of the premier venues for developments in computer security and electronic privacy. After the large success of the first edition of the European S&P in Saarbruecken in 2016, the event is taking place annually in a European city.

CISPA presented the following papers:

Quantifying and Leveraging Uncertainty in Android Malware Analysis through Bayesian Machine Learning by M. Backes, M. Nauman.

ARTist: The Android Runtime Instrumentation and Security Toolkit by M. Backes, S. Bugiel, O. Schranz, P. S. von, S. Weisgerber.

Efficient and Flexible Discovery of PHP Application Vulnerabilities by M. Backes, K. Rieck, M. Skoruppa, B. Stock, F. Yamaguchi.

A Novel Approach for Reasoning about Liveness in Cryptographic Protocols and its Application to Fair Exchange by M. Backes, J. Dreier, S. Kremer, R. Künnemann.

Publications at CISPA