Logo Uni PassauUniversität Passau, a unique campus university in Bavaria/Germany, was founded in 1978 with faculties of Catholic Theology, Law, Humanities, and Economics; shortly after the Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics was founded and took its first students. Since then it has developed into one of the premier academic addresses in Germany as regularly confirmed in rankings (CHE Ranking 2009: Among the top 4 Computer Science Departments and among the top 3 Faculties of Law).

The university's Institute of IT-Security and Security Law (ISL) is characterized by its interdisciplinary approach to computer science, law and economics. For the first time, the technical and economical aspects of IT security are extended to the dimension of law. With this concept ISL is unique in Germany. Moreover, with this interdisciplinary focus on IT security, the institute has a broad research field and can serve a broad market. Synergy between theory and practice as well as research and industry are in ISL's focus. The institute is part of University of Passau's faculty of informatics and mathematics as well as part of the faculty of law. The involved chairs are:

  • Chair of IT-Security (Prof. Dr. Joachim Posegga) 
  • Chair of Computer Networks and Communications (Prof. Dr. Hermann de Meer)
  • Chair of Security in Information Systems (Prof. Dr. Hans Reiser) 
  • Chair of Public Law, in particular Security Law and Internet Law (Prof. Dr. Dirk Heckmann)
  • Chair of Public Law, Information Technology Law and Legal Informatics (Prof. Dr. Gerrit Hornung)

The ISL offers the following services to the public and private sector: Expert advice and seminars, surveys and analyses of IT products and information systems, development of IT security concepts for enterprises and civil services, consulting and support for audits of information systems, analysis of law compliance for security critical systems, industrial research in general, consulting and support in establishing IT security with respect to functional safety, as well as consulting and support in safety analysis according to functional safety in different areas.

UNI PASSAU will lead WP4-Environment Specification Language & WP5-Proof-of-Concept Prototype of Interaction
Computing Environment and will contribute to WP1-Algebraic Structure of Continuous and Discrete Models of Cellular Pathways, WP2-Category Theory Framework, & WP3-Mathematical Model of Interaction Computing.