Summer School on Usable Privacy and Security 2023

30. 04. 2023 - 05. 05. 2023


Jens Grossklags, Technical University of Munich

Florian Alt, University of the Bundeswehr Munich

Sameer Patil, University of Utah


Interested in making it easier for people to manage their online privacy and security? Apply to participate in the Summer School on Usable Privacy and Security that will take place right after CHI 2023 in a former Cistercian monastery in the beautiful landscapes of Bavaria near the Austrian border. The school is ideal for early stage Ph.D students, postdocs, and others who are interested in learning about multidisciplinary human-centered approaches for tackling privacy and security challenges and develop research plans that can lead to publications following the summer school.

Support: Accommodation, meals, and local transportation from Munich to Raitenhaslach/ Burghausen (and back) will be covered for all selected participants.

Conference work in the Aula maior, the ceremonial hall of the former monastery of Raitenhaslach. (Picture: Astrid Eckert / TUM)


The summer school will include a mix of keynotes and lessons from prominent academic and industry scholars working on interdisciplinary research on topics within the domain of Usable Privacy and Security. Summer school students will participate in guided hands-on activities for applying what they have learned to devise novel solutions and/or research ideas for addressing practical challenges in privacy and security. The plans additionally include lab tours of academic research groups and/or industry sites in Munich. There may also be an excursion to the world’s longest castle.

Application Procedure

If you are interested in applying, please send an email to with the subject line: Application for Participation in the Summer School on Usable Privacy and Security. Please include the following:

  • Latest short CV (about 2 pages),
  • A brief letter of recommendation from your Ph.D./postdoc advisor (or equivalent)
  • A two-three paragraph statement on your motivation for applying to the summer school

For fullest consideration, please apply by Sunday, February 12th, 2023. We plan to announce decisions by Monday, February 20th, 2023. Space permitting, we may accept additional applications after February 12th on a rolling basis.



If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the organizers:

Jens Grossklags <>

Florian Alt <>

Sameer Patil <>


Location: Technical University of Munich, Science & Study Center Raitenhaslach, Bavaria, Germany

The summer school will meet in the ceremonial hall of the former monastery. We have also reserved several seminar rooms for group work.

The monastery church in Raitenhaslach and the prelate’s wing, completed in 1762 and now home to the TUM Science & Study Center. (Picture: Uli Benz/TUM)
Technical University of Munich, TUM Science & Study Center, Raitenhaslach (Burghausen), Bavaria, Germany
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