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Andrea Ruffing

Summer School 2024: Usable Security

Scientific event in July for phD students and graduate students takes place in Saarbruecken from July 22 - 26, 2024.

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We are inviting applications from undergraduate, graduate students and researchers in the area of Cybersecurity and related fields. This year's first summer school will be focusing on Usable Security. During our annual scientific event, students will have the opportunity to follow one week of scientific talks and workshops, present their own work during poster sessions and discuss relevant topics in System Security with fellow researchers and expert speakers. The program will be complemented by social activities. 

Application Process: Applications will open soon. 

Notification of Acceptance: Several rounds of acceptance, roughly 3 weeks after application at the latest. 

Fee: 200,-€  (includes full program, food and beverages during the week, and social activities)

Travel Grant: We are offering travel grants for students who participate actively in the whole event and present their work during a poster session. With your application, you can apply for a grant of up to 500,-€  per person (actual travel cost spent, economy flight, train ticket 2nd class). Please do not book any travel arrangements before you have been selected by our jury and accepted to our Summer School. After acceptance, please send your travel arrangements to for approval prior to booking anything. We will confirm if/that your expenses will be covered and you will be reimbursed after completing the Summer School successfully. 

Presentations: There will be at least one session, during which participants can present their own work / scientific poster. The presentation is not mandatory to receive a certificate of attendance, but we are highly encouraging you to contribute your work to this session and  as it will provide you with valuable feedback from an expert audience and might kindle interesting discussions. 

When: July 22 - 26, 2024

Where: CISPA - Helmholtz Center for Information Security, Saarbruecken. 


Please have a look at last year's school, Summer School 2022, or our Digital Summer School 2021 to get a general idea of the event. 

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