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 .

9. August 2017

CISPA Researchers publish 6 papers at CCS 2017

6 papers by CISPA researchers were accepted at this year’s CCS, the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security. The conference will take place in Dallas, USA from Oct 30 – Nov 3, 2017.

The accepted papers in in detail:

Duc Cuong Nguyen, Dominik Wermke, Yasemin Acar, Michael Backes, Charles Weir, Sascha Fahl. A Stitch in Time: Supporting Android Developers in Writing Secure Code
Erik Derr, Sven Bugiel, Sascha Fahl, Yasemin Acar, Michael Backes. Keep me updated: An Empirical Study of Third-Party Library Updatability on Android
Giancarlo Pellegrino, Martin Johns, Simon Koch, Michael Backes, Christian Rossow. Deemon: Detecting CSRF with Dynamic Analysis and Property Graphs
Jie Huang, Oliver Schranz, Sven Bugiel, Michael Backes. The ART of App Compartmentalization: Compiler-based Library Privilege Separation on Stock Android
Michael Backes, Mathias Humbert, Jun Pang, Yang Zhang. walk2friends: Inferring Social Links from Mobility Profiles
Bernd Finkbeiner, Christian Müller, Helmut Seidl, Eugen Zalinescu. Verifying Security Policies in Multi-agent Workflows with Loops