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 .

15. July 2016

ISSTA 2016, Saarbruecken: July 18-20, 2016

The International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis 2016 (ISSTA) is held at Saarland University, Saarbruecken from July 18–20, 2016. It is organized by Prof. Andreas Zeller, CISPA researcher and head of the Software Engineering group.

ISSTA is the leading research symposium on software testing and analysis bringing together academics, industrial researchers, and practitioners to exchange new ideas, problems, and experience on how to analyze and test software systems. ISSTA 2016 offers a varied and exciting program including three keynote talks, lectures, a summer school, a doctoral symposium, social events, and additional workshops on July 17 and 21.


Keynote, July 18, 2016 by Lionel C. Briand (SnT centre for Security, Reliability, and Trust, University of Luxembourg)

Testing Dynamic Behavior in Executable Software Models – Making Cyber-physical Systems Testable

Keynote, July 19, 2016 by Martin Vechev (ETH Zurich)

Probabilistic Learning from Big Code

Keynote, July 20, 2016 by Christian Holler (Mozilla)

Security Testing at Mozilla

Further Information:

Official website of ISSTA 2016

Press release by Saarland University