Grades in CMS

Written on 29.10.18 by Sven Bugiel

The grades are now visible in CMS. Please contact me before Friday this week in case you have questions, otherwise the current results will be submitted to LSF on this Friday afternoon.

Room change for today

Written on 16.05.18 by Sven Bugiel

Please note that we will go to room 0.06 or 0.07, depending on preferences, for today's seminar.

Room changed for kick-off

Written on 18.04.18 by Sven Bugiel

Please note that the room for the seminar kick-off today has changed to room 3.08 in CISPA.

Selected Topics in Mobile Security

(Summer Term 2018)

CISPA / Saarland University


In this seminar, the participants will learn at the example of selected topics from the area of mobile security how to find, summarise, present, and discuss relevant scientific papers. The focus of the selected papers lies on Android, given its high popularity among researchers. The topics include usability aspects of Android's permission system and security-relevant APIs, security extensions at different levels of Android's software stack, app analysis, and newly identified attack vectors.


Location E9 1 Room 0.06
Time Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00
Meeting Proseminar (Weekly Meeting)
Number of Students max. 12
Instructor Sven Bugiel
Adviser Abdallah Dawoud
Contact Sven Bugiel (email)
Language  English
Kickoff 18/04/2018 12:00 , E9 1 room 3.08


While sending any email related to the seminar, please prepend [stims18] to the subject line of the email.

Course structure and grading

The course is structured as a standard seminar. Every week, one to two students will present assigned papers on a single topic, which we will then discuss. Prior to this, all students are expected to read the papers carefully and prepare a list of discussion questions. Additionally, every student will write a short report on their assigned papers, in which the presentation should be elaborated in more details and potentially including results of the discussion. Grading will be based on the presentations, report, and general in-class participation

Registration and pre-requisites

There are no formal pre-requisites beyond a basic knowledge of how computer systems work internally. Having worked with a smartphone as user or app developer, or participation in the Advanced Lecture Mobile Security are beneficial.

Registration for the course is mandatory and done via the CISPA meta-registration for ProSeminars

Presentation schedule and topics

Date Presenter Topic
16 May, 2018 Franz Schramm Clone detection
30 May, 2018 Janis Schmitt Meta-information App Analysis
13 Jun, 2018 Ferdinand Linnenberg Secure Computing
27 Jun, 2018 Leonard Zitzmann Permission evolution


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