Bachelor and Master Seminar Information Security  (2 SWS) – Summer Term 2022

For the first time, we offer a Bachelor and a Master seminar on Information Security. The seminar will focus on various security and privacy aspects in cryptocurrencies and blockchain platforms, security aspects of machine learning platforms, as well as on the security of secure hardware, such as Trusted Execution Environments.

Students are expected to investigate a narrow topic based on recently published literature. The investigation findings are to be included in a 12 page report and presented in a 15-20 minute slot during the class. 

We will organize the seminar in the spirit of a scientific conference. Besides writing a report on the selected topic, students are expected to constructively review each other’s reports – akin the peer-review system commonly used in current academic conferences. 

At the end of this seminar, students will be able to study a narrowly-defined topic, understand basic insights into best research trends and practices in that topic, and write concise scientific reports with respect to their findings. Students will also develop experience in giving scientific presentations, and get valuable insights into peer-reviewing.

Students will be evaluated based on the quality of their report, as well as on their presentation skills.

Language: English

Seminars can be chosen on the central seminar system of the HGI, which can be found here. Topics can be chosen between March 23rd and March 30th.


05.04.22: Kick-off event at 16:00. Attendance is compulsory.

08.05.22: Submission of the synopsis

22.06.22: Preliminary final version, submission to supervisor and class for reviews.

29.06.22: Submission of reviews.

12.07.22: Final final version after incorporating the reviews and supervisor corrections.

15.07.22: Presentation day (starting from 13:00!)