IT-Security Summer School

September 16th through 27th, in Madagascar

About this second edition


The IT-Security summer school is organized within the collaboration between the University of Passau, through the Chair of Security in Information Systems, and the University of Antananarivo, through the MISA. The summer school is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD and is the first collaboration of its kind to strengthen the cyber security discipline in Madagascar at both research and industry levels.

In this second edition, topics in Privacy, Internet of Things, CPS security, Mobile communication, Authorization in the Web, and Automotive security will be addressed in an interactive settings with multi-disciplinary researchers.

The summer school takes place from September 16th - 27th, 2019.

During the first week, participants will attend research talks by experts from German universities and leading tech companies. Participants who wish to present their on-going research related to cyber and IT-security can also apply to participate in the poster session of the first week, by sending email to with a single page abstract describing the topic.
The second week consists of hands-on lab during which selected participants will work on practical implementation of several security concepts. Check the application requirements in order to apply.

Tentative schedule


  • WEEK 1
  • WEEK 2


Research talks (RT) and lecture sessions (L)
Mon. 16.09.2019
08:00 Registration Noëlle Rakotondravony
09:00 Opening Ceremony Noeëlle R./ President U. of Antananarivo
09:15 *RT I: Hypervisor-based Security Mechanisms Prof. Dr. Hans P. Reiser
10:45 Break
11:00 RT II : Security and privacy in the IoT age Home - Business - Public life & Governance Prof. Kai Rannenberg
12:30 Lunch
13:30 RT III : IoT / CPS Security Prof. Dieter Gollmann
15:00 Break
15:15 RT IV : Redactable and Sanitizable Signatures Dr. Henrich C. Pöhls
16:45 Closing Noëlle R.
Tue. 17.09.2019
08:30 DAAD Presentation tbd
09:30 **L I - Introduction to IT Security Prof. Hans P. Reiser
12:30 Lunch
13:30 - 17:00 L II : Security and Authentification in Mobile Communication and Wireless Networks Prof. Kai Rannenberg
Wed. 18.09.2019
08:30 L III : Assessing and appraising apps and policies (A4). What app markets and software can contribute to privacy and personal data protection Prof. Kai Rannenberg
11:30 Project Presentations MISA Students
12:30 Lunch
13:30 - 17:00 L IV : Hypervisor-based Security Mechanisms Prof. Hans Reiser
Thu. 19.09.2019
08-30 L V: IoT Security I Dr. Henrich Pöhls
12-30 Lunch
13:30-17:00 L VI :IoT Security II Dr. Henrich Pöhls
Fri. 20.09.2019
08:30 L VII : Access Control in the Web I Prof. Dieter Gollmann
12:30 Lunch
13:30 L VIII : Access Control in the Web II Prof. Dieter Gollmann
16:00 - 17:00 Closing remarks / Feedback Schedule Week II Noëlle Rakotondravony

*RT: Research Talk

**L: Lecture


Hands-on lab session
Mon. 23.09.2019
8:30 - 9:30 Introduction
9:30 - 12:30 Network Security I Johannes Köstler
13:30 - 17:00 Network Security II Johannes Köstler
Tue. 24.09.2019
8:30 - 12:30 Web Security I Johannes Köstler
13:30 - 17:00 Web Security II Boutheyna Belgacem
Wed. 25.09.2019
8:30 - 12:30 Software Security I Boutheyna Belgacem
13:30 - 17:00 Software Security II Boutheyna Belgacem
Thu. 26.09.2019
8:30 - 12:30 Security Infrastructures Christian Berger
13:30 - 17:00 IoT Security Christian Berger
Fri. 27.09.2019
8:30 - 12:30 Cloud Security Christian Berger
13:30 - 15:30 Closing


Research talks and lectures during the first week are open to public, but places are limited. Please registrer by sending an email to Noëlle (
Masters and PHD students who fulfill the listed requirements below are invited to apply to participate in the labs during week 2.

  • Strong interest in topics related to IT and Cyber security
  • Very good English - all courses and materials are in English
  • Familiarity with Linux environments and command lines
  • Basic understanding of encryption and relational databases
  • Basic knowledge of network protocols such as IP, TCP, UDP, HTTP(s)
  • Good knowledge of scripting language (Python, Javascript,...) and one programming language (C++, Java, Go...)

Please, note that during the summer school, we do not offer accommodation support.

Application deadline: September, 05th 2019 - 23:59 AoE

Application form


Design team

  • Deepak Pradhan
  • Ny Aina Razafindratsima
  • Atrika Randriamanalina
  • MISA Web Development team