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 .

26. April 2017

CISPA Vice-Director Druschel receives EuroSys Lifetime Achievement Award

Prof. Peter Druschel, vice-director of CISPA, founding director of the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems and head of the Distributed Systems group at MPI-SWS has been awarded the “EuroSys Lifetime Achievement Award” for his numerous and significant contributions to research. His research particularly focuses on techniques to make distributed and mobile systems secure, accountable, and privacy-preserving.