Terms of Participation

Participation in the Summer School follows successful application and receipt of confirmation of participation from the organisers. In submitting their application, participants confirm that they will attend all the sessions for which they have applied, and, in the case of contributing participants, that they will, in addition, submit a written contribution on one of the topics covered by the Summer School and present their contribution orally.

Contributing participants agree to their contribution being published in the Summer School proceedings and assign the necessary copyright interests to the publisher.

The summer school welcomes academics and practitioners from all over the world as participants. The registration as Guest will be admitted to the summer school depending on place availability. Please note the attendance by guests will be limited and only possible upon the expressed approval by the organisers.


Recognition of attendance

ECTS Credits

Up to 4 ECTS points can be awarded to participants of the Summer School. 1 ECTS point will be awarded for participation in at least 3 topic areas and 1,5 ECTS points if all 4 topic areas are attended. For oral presentation and submission of a paper, including attendance of at least two topic areas, 4 ECTS will be awarded.

Number of
topic areas attended
participation only participation with oral presentation and submission of paper
2 - 2 ECTS

§ 15 FAO

For the purpose of evidencing the fulfilment of your continuing professional development obligations as a "Fachanwalt" in IT Law in accordance with § 15 FAO, we are able to provide you with confirmation of your attendance at the introductory lectures.



A participation fee of 250 Euro is payable by each participant. This fee covers all seminars the social programme events as well as refreshments during the seminars. The cost of travel to Saarbrücken, accommodation and food and drinks (except the Opening Evening Event, Summer School BBQ and Farewell Party) are not included in the participation fee. 

Participants attending fewer than 4 topic areas will pay a reduced fee (participation in 3 topic areas: 200 Euro, participation in 2 topic areas: 150 Euro).

Number of
topic areas attended
participation fee
4 250 EUR
3 200 EUR
2 150 EUR

In calculating the cost of participating in the Summer School, please ensure that you take the following factors into account:

  • Travel costs to get to Saarbrücken
    The cost will depend on the travel arrangements which you make. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions on planning your journey to Saarbrücken.
  • Accomodation costs
    As set out below, we have block booked rooms at local hotels in various price categories. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions on planning your accommodation. In particular, in order to reduce their accommodation costs, it may be possible for participants to share a twin room with other participants of the Summer School. Please let us know if you would be interested in doing this.
  • Costs for meals
    Estimated total costs for 8 days of seminar at the University Mensa: 25 €
  • Costs for local public transportation
    Saarbrücken has an extensive public transport network which connects the city to the university. A single bus journey costs 2,60 €. It is usually more cost effective to buy a weekly public transport pass for 19,30 € or, for longer stays, a monthly public transport pass for 62,10 €. These passes give you unlimited access to Saarbrücken’s bus and tram network. It may be possible to get student discounts on public transport if you have a valid Student ID.


Travel arrangements

Overview of travel opportunities

Participants must make their own travel arrangements for attending the Summer School. Saarbrücken is centrally located in Europe and has excellent transport connections. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions about planning your arrival at the Summer School.

Via Saarbrücken Airport

Saarbrücken Airport is located just east of Saarbrücken. It has regular flight connections to Hamburg (HAM) and Berlin-Tegel (TXL) from where you access to international destinations.
The airport is easily accessible from the city of Saarbrücken. A taxi to the city centre will cost approximately 35 € and takes around 20 minutes. A regional bus (bus route 10) will take you to the city centre in around 30 minutes and costs 2,60 €.

Please find further information at flughafen-saarbruecken.de (German, English and French versions).

Via Paris and Luxembourg

If your flight takes you to Paris Charles-de-Gaulle Airport (CDG) or to Paris Orly Airport (ORY), you will need 30-60 minutes to get from the airport to the train station "Gare de l’Est" from where the high-speed train (TGV/ICE) takes you to Saarbrücken central station in about 1:50 hrs. Train tickets for the TGV must be booked in advance and cost around 80 €. Your train connection from "Gare de l’Est" train station to Saarbrücken central station can be booked via the website of Deutsche Bahn which is available at bahn.de (German, English and French versions available).

It is also possible to fly to Luxemburg Airport (LUX), from where you can also get to the centre of Saarbrücken easily by bus. The bus transfer takes around 1:20 hrs. (See information about  Luxembourg Airport below).

Please find further information on Paris Charles-de-Gaulle Airport at parisaeroport.fr (more than 10 languages available).

Information on travelling via Paris Orly Airport is provided at airport-orly.com (English version available).

Via Frankfurt Airport

Participants arriving at Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) can travel to Saarbrücken central station via a direct train connection by regional train (approx. 2:35 hrs., around. 40 €) or via a high speed train connection (approx. 2:08 hrs., around. 50 €) which would need a train change at Mannheim central station.

Please find further information on Frankfurt International Airport at frankfurt-airport.com (German, English and Chinese versions available).

Your train connection from Frankfurt International Airport to Saarbrücken central station can be booked via the website of Deutsche Bahn which is available at bahn.de (German, English and French versions available).

Via other nearby airports (Luxembourg; Metz)

Luxembourg Airport (LUX) has regular flight connections to numerous International Airports, for example: Paris Charles-de-Gaulle (CDG), Frankfurt Airport (FRA), London Heathrow (LHR) and London City (LCY), Birmingham (BHX), Düsseldorf International Airport (DUS), Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS), and Zürich Airport (ZRH).

Please find further information on the Luxembourg airport at lux-airport.lu (German, English and French versions available).

The Metz-Nancy-Lorraine Airport is a regional airport which has direct connections to various  destinations in France.

Please find further information at the website at metz-nancy-lorraine.aeroport.fr (only French version available).

Travelling in Saarbrücken

Saarbrücken itself has also an excellent public transport network which connects the city centre to the university. You will find further information under saarvv.de.

Details of how to travel to the Saarland University, you can find at uni-saarland.de.



Participants must arrange their own accommodation for the duration of the Summer School. Regarding accomodation, we can recommend our participants to stay at following hotels:

  • Hotel Weller which is an 8-minute bus ride away from the University with Bus Line 102. Prices range from 40-45 euros per night.

  • Hotel B&B which is near Saarbrückens main station and a 15-minute bus ride away from the University with Bus Line 124 or 102. Prices from 50 euros per night.

We made already for the participants a pre-reservation under the name "Summer School - Saarland University".

Alternatively, previous participants have privately booked AirBnB.



A selection of hot and cold drinks will be available during the seminars, free of charge. Meals will not be provided by the organisers, but participants will have the opportunity to dine inexpensively at the various restaurants and canteens on the University campus.

The University Mensa's menu is available online at mensaar.de (German language only) and is updated weekly.

Average cost for a meal: 3 €.



The Summer School will take place at the Saarland University's campus in Saarbrücken, Germany. The academic program will take place at the University's Graduate Centre (Building C9 3).

The Graduate Center. © Jörg Pütz

You can find an interactive map of the Campus here.

Saarland University

Saarland University is a modern university within the Saar-Lor-Lux region – a dynamic part of Europe defined by the shared borders between Germany, France and Luxembourg. An international perspective has been a key feature of Saarland University ever since it was established in cooperation with France in 1948. Today, 17.300 young people study in Saarbrücken and Homburg (faculty of medicine), 18 per cent of whom are international students.

Despite Saarland being Germany's smallest federal State, Saarland University hosts many key institutes dealing with Informatics and Information Technology. Saarland University's campus is home to two separate Max-Planck-Institutes, the German Centre for IT Security, Privacy & Accountability (CISPA), the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) as well as the Institute of Legal Informatics.

Please find more information on the Organizations websites:


Institute of Legal Informatics

The Institute of Legal Informatics is part of the Faculty of Law at Saarland University. The Managing Director of the Institute is Prof. Dr. Georg Borges. It is one of Germany's leading research institutions in the area of IT Law and Legal Informatics. Due to its close ties with CISPA, the German Conference on Data Processing, the working group "Online Identity protection" (a-i3) and the HGI and co-operations with other renowned universities, the Institute is extremely well connected – both on a national and an international level.

Please find more information on the Organizations websites:

Downloads and Information

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