PrivTech WS20/21

Seminar on Privacy-Preserving Technologies (PrivTech) offered in WS20/21. In this seminar, we will look at techniques for protecting privacy that allow to process sensitive data under encryption without revealing the data itself. We will investigate both the theoretical background as well as practical issues of such solutions. Participants choose a topic for which they get one or two publications that they will summarize in a written report and present in a talk.


  • 15. September 2020 – Preliminary timeline online.
  • 19. Aug 2020 – New website for PrivTech WS20/21 online.


Please register for our seminar in TUCaN.


Attendance of “Introduction to Cryptography” is a plus, but not required.


Please enroll in our Moodle course and keep an eye out for announcements.

Due to the ongoing corona virus pandemic, we will run the PRIVTECH WS20/21 kick-off event as an online course with a live lecture. Individual meetings with your supervisor are possible remotely via video conferencing platforms. Presentations have to be submitted as recorded videos and will be discussed at the online presentation day (23. Mar 2021, 9:00- 17:00). Participation is mandatory in order to complete the course.


  • Tue, 10. Nov 2020, 09:50 – 11:30: Online Seminar Kick-Off.
    We give an overview of the available topics and answer organizational questions.
  • Sun, 15. Nov 2020, 23:59 (CET/UTC+1): Topic Selection Deadline.
    All interested students submit a list of all topics ordered by their preference in Moodle.
  • Tue, 8. Dec 2020, 23:59 (CET/UTC+1): Intermediate Report Submission Deadline.
    Each group submits a 1-page intermediate report, containing the structure of the final document to the respective advisor via Moodle.
  • Thu, 25. Feb 2021, 23:59 (CET/UTC+1): Final Report Submission Deadline.
    All reports must be submitted via Moodle.
  • Thu, 11. Mar 2021, 23:59 (CET/UTC+1): Presentation Video Submission Deadline.
    All presentation videos must be submitted via Moodle.
  • Tue, 23. Mar 2021, 9:00 – 17:00: Online Presentation Q&A.
    Students answer questions about their topics in a live Q&A session.


In case of questions regarding this seminar, please contact .