Conferences & Workshops

Upcoming Conferences and Workshops:


The CROSSING Week on Sustainable Security & Privacy

September 9 – 13, 2019 | Darmstadt, Germany

CROSSING Conference | CROSSING Summer School | IT Security Lounge

Organizer: CROSSING, Prof. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi

The Collaborative Research Center CROSSING hosts the CROSSING Conference every two years since 2015, each year highlighting a current topic in the field of security and privacy. More than 65 scientists from cryptography, quantum physics, system security and software engineering jointly work in CROSSING and perform both basic and application-oriented research. The goal is to develop security solutions that enable secure and trustworthy IT systems for the future. CROSSING is based at TU Darmstadt and is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) since 2014.

This year’s topic of the CROSSING Conference is Sustainable Security & Privacy. The central goal of sustainable security & privacy is to maintain and guarantee security and privacy goals as well as functionality of IT systems for at least their design lifetime. This requires anticipating the unforeseeable and preparing systems for threats not known today.

The Conference will be jointly held with a CROSSING Summer School and an exclusive event for industry representatives throughout a whole week. The CROSSING Week brings together top academic as well as industry researchers to discuss and explore the challenges of designing IT systems that can provide sustainable security and privacy.

For more information on registration, events and accommodation please visit the Conference Website:

Science · Peace · Security ’19: Perspectives of Science and Technology for Peace and Security Research

September 25-27, 2019 | Lichtenberghaus, Darmstadt, Germany

Organizer: Prof. Christian Reuter (TU Darmstadt)
Co-organized by CROSSING

Scientific discoveries and technical innovations have always exerted a great influence on peace and security. Thus, new civil and military technologies are revolutionizing warfare. Particularly striking areas are the cyber warfare and the rapid development dynamics of unmanned weapons systems. Issues of nuclear disarmament, missile defense or space armament are still unresolved.

The conference „Science · Peace · Security ’19: Perspectives of Scientific-Technical Peace and Security Research“ has set itself the goal of naming and demonstrating today’s and tomorrow’s peace and security challenges, such as a scientific contribution to the challenges and problems international security and peacebuilding can and must look like in the future.

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Past Conferences and Workshops:

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)

CROSSING Conference 2017 – From Tweets to Quantum

Theory and Practice of Multi-Party Computation Workshops since 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)