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 IT-Security.

The award ceremony takes place in October 2018 in Nuernberg.

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 seventh German IT-Security Prize is possible till November 26, 2017. For participation please register here.

All those who had registered may submitted their short concepts from November 20, 2017 to January 19, 2018.

The best applicants, who will be evaluated in a pre-selection, will be asked for a full version of their concept. The full version must be issued till May 31, 2018.

The short version of the best ten applications, which are selected by the jury, will be published in September 2018. 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.