Conferences and workshops

Upcoming Conferences and Workshops:

CROSSING Conference 2021

Hot Topics in Security & Privacy: From Contact Tracing to Quantum Secure Internet

September 30 & October 1 | Online

Organizer: CROSSING, Prof. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi

With the rapid digital transformation of our civilization, security and privacy have become and indispensable and integral part of our information society. The worldwide pandemic has amplified the need for security and privacy more than ever by forcing nearly everyone – from school kids to whole enterprises and governments – into the cyber world where new online services are provided to maintain the essential needs of the society under lockdown.

Consequently, massive cyber-attacks on all kinds of organizations and critical infrastructure are alarmingly increasing, and cyber-crime is flourishing in the crowded online world.

In these changing and dynamic times, the Collaborative Research Center CROSSING at Technical University of Darmstadt brings together top researchers and experts in the field of security and privacy to foster new ideas and international collaboration on pressing cybersecurity issues. Our speakers will present their most recent results in rapidly emerging fields of research like contact tracing and data analysis, as well as cryptography, software engineering or hardware security.

Hack@Events 2021

Co-organized by CROSSING

HACK@EVENT franchise is a premier hardware security competition, a venue for scientists and industry experts to discover, exploit and mitigate security-critical vulnerabilities and design flaws in system-on-a-chip (SoC). The contest mimics the real-world scenarios where security engineers have to find vulnerabilities in the given design. The vulnerabilities are diverse and range from data corruption to leaking sensitive information leading to compromise of the entire computing platform. The open-source SoC riddled with security vulnerabilities has been co-developed by Intel, the Technical University of Darmstadt, and Texas AMU.

Since 2018, HACK@EVENT has become a unique and one of the world's largest hardware security contest that has attracted massive interest. It takes place annually at various top security and systems venues.

Events in 2021:

HACK@SEC: co-located with USENIX Security (August 11–13, 2021)

HACK@CHES: co-located with CHES (September 12–15, 2021)

HACK@DAC: co-located with DAC (December 5-9, 2021)

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Past Conferences and Workshops:


Web seminar: Contact Tracing & Giant Data Collectors:A Journey from Utopia to Dystopia?
Hardware Security Contest at DAC and USENIX 2020
Secure Design Strategies for Intelligent CPUs Workshop 2020 (co-organized)
Theory and Practice of Multi-Party Computation Workshop 2020 (co-organized)
High-Tech Women in Science and Technology


Science · Peace · Security ’19: Perspectives of Science and Technology for Peace and Security Research
CROSSING Week on Sustainable Security & Privacy 2019
Eurocrypt 2019
CrossFyre 2019
SPY 2019 – Surveillance, Privacy, and You
Theory and Practice of Multi-Party Computation Workshop 2019 (co-organized)
Lecture Series in Distributed Ledgers and Smart Contracts
COSADE 2019 – International Workshop on Constructive Side-Channel Analysis and Secure Design


SSR 2018 – Conference on Security Standards Research
Kryptografie sicher nutzen – Workshop at heise DevSec 2018 (co-organized)
PLLS 2018 – Workshop on the Protection of Long-Lived Systems
Symposium: Can The World Run on Blockchains? The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (co-organized)
Hack@DAC 2018 (co-organized)
Theory and Practice of Multi-Party Computation Workshop 2018 (co-organized)


CROSSING Conference 2017 – From Tweets to Quantum
Theory and Practice of Multi-Party Computation Workshop 2017 (co-organized)


CrossFyre 2016
Security & Privacy Week 2016 (co-organized)
PLLS 2016 – Workshop on the Protection of Long-Lived Systems
Financial Crypto and Data Security 2016 (co-organized)


CROSSING Conference 2015
TRUST Workshop 2015 (co-organized)