Individual researchers as well as teams from universities, research institutions, and companies are entitled to participate. Both, concepts and solutions can be submitted for evaluation. The principal investigator must work or study in Germany. The applicant(s) should have several years of experience in the area of IT-security.

The jury is looking for concepts and solutions for Internet Security.

The award ceremony takes place on Thursday October 6th, 2016 in Darmstadt.

The papers submitted should primarily be innovative (weighting 3/7). In addition the ideas must have good chances on the market (weighting 2/7) and have to be useful and useable (weighting 2/7).

The organizers of the German IT-Security Prize will try to keep your ideas secret. However the nondisclosure of all documents handed in for this contest cannot be guaranteed. The submission of your ideas is done on your own risk.

Registration for the sixth German IT Security Prizewas was possible till November 13, 2015.
All those who had registered so far may submitted their short concepts from November 16, 2015 to January 15, 2016.

Any other information following below is approximate and may be subject to change.

The best 20 applicants, who will be evaluated in a pre-selection, will be asked for a full version of their concept by latest mid of April 2016 . The full version must be issued till June 6, 2016.

The short version of the best ten applications, which are selected by the jury, will be published in September 2016. When registering, you have to consent to this announcement. It is a precondition to being able to participate.

Submissions in German and English are accepted. Please use the German templates in any case. The German titles in the templates do not have to be translated.

If you submit your concept in English, a German translation of the abstract is required. The presentation of the ten best applications at the award ceremony has to be in German.