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 .

25. November 2016

IEEE LCN Best Paper Award for CISPA Researchers

Prof. Christoph Sorge, who holds the juris chair of Legal Informatics at CISPA, his phD student Dominik Leibenger, and Michael Lass (University Paderborn) have received the IEEE LCN Best Paper Award 2016 for their paper “Confidentiality and Authenticity for Distributed Version Control Systems — A Mercurial Extension” (Proceedings of the 41st IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN 2016)).

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