Conferences and workshops

Upcoming Conferences and Workshops

September 20-22, 2023 | Darmstadt, Germany

Organizers: Prof. Christian Reuter (Coordination), Prof. Sybille Frank, Prof. Nicolai Hannig, Prof. Markus Lederer

Co-organized and funded by CROSSING

The interdisciplinary conference examines the impact, control and design of technologies which influence peace and security. Existing approaches towards arms control need to adapt to the changing security landscape, while new civilian and military technologies are changing forms of violence and warfare. Particularly striking areas are cyber warfare and the rapid development of unmanned weapons systems. Issues of nuclear disarmament, missile technology or space weaponry, as well as chemical and biological weapons, are gaining renewed urgency. In addition to the development of new weapons systems, information technology also plays a significant role in the oppression and digital surveillance of civilians during conflicts, and in policing urban space.

The interdisciplinary conference Science · Peace · Security '23 aims to facilitate fruitful discussions on current and future challenges in the field of technical peace and conflict research. We seek contributions from the natural and technical sciences, the social and legal sciences, ethics and humanities.

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September 18-19, 2023 | Darmstadt, Germany

Organizer: Prof. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi (Coordination)

CROSSING conferences have established a tradition of providing an outstanding opportunity for experts, researchers, and practitioners to delve into the cutting-edge developments and future possibilities in the intersection of research areas Security, Crypto, Quantum Computing, and AI. Building on this tradition, this year's event promises to be another exciting opportunity for participants to explore the latest developments in these areas, and to examine the impact on digital trust.

Through various keynote speeches and presentations, this invited-only conference aims to foster in-depth discussions on the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in the research areas Security, Crypto, Quantum Computing as well as AI, and related applications.

In addition, the event will provide a platform for networking and collaboration among the participants. CROSSING provides a dynamic and thought-provoking conversation on shaping the future of digital trust. By bringing together diverse perspectives, the conference aims to catalyze innovative ideas and solutions to the challenges posed by the intersection of these research areas.

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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 2023:

HACK@DAC: co-located with DAC (July 9–13, 2023)
HACK@Sec: co-located with USENIX Security August 9–11, 2023)

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Past Conferences and Workshops


High-Tech Women in Science and Technology


SUSHI: Sustainable Hardware Security Workshop (co-organized)
CrossFyre 2022 (co-organized)
Hack@Events 2022


High-Tech Women in Science and Technology
CROSSING Conference 2021 – Hot Topics in Security and Privacy: From Contact Tracing to Quantum Secure Internet
Hack@Events 2021


Web seminar: Contact Tracing & Giant Data Collectors: A Journey from Utopia to Dystopia?
Hack@Events 2020 at DAC and USENIX
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

Hack@DAC 2019 (co-organized)
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)