Post-CHI Summer School on

Usable Privacy and Security

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 an excursion to the world’s longest castle and lab tours of academic research groups and/or industry sites in Munich.

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. Accommodation, meals, and local transportation from Munich to Raitenhaslach will be covered for all selected participants.

We are seeking



Duration and Dates


Photo by Samuele Errico Piccarini


Monday, 01 May 2023

Time Location Event
Pre-get-together – Dinner and open discussions (optional)

Tuesday, 02 May 2023

Time Location Event
Opening Keynote with Q&A
15 minutes
Coffee Break
Session 1: Introduction to Microcontroller
12:00 - 14:00
Lunch Break and open discussions
14:00 -14:30
Session 2: Microcontroller & Artificial Intelligence
15 minutes
Coffee Break
15:15 -16:45
Session 3: Project Ideation
15 minutes
Coffee Break
Session 4: Implementation Session 1
20:00 – open end
Dinner and open discussions

Wednesday, 03 May 2023

Time Location Event
Session 5: Implementation Session 2
12:30 - 14:30
Lunch Break
14:30 -16:00
Session 6: Wrapping up & Presentation
16:00 - open end
Explore Munich (optional)

Application Procedure

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

1. Latest short CV (2 pages),
2. A letter of recommendation from your Ph.D./postdoc advisor (or equivalent)
3. 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.

Address: Frauenlobstraße 7A, 80337 München

From Hamburg Dammtor (train station next to the CHI’23 venue) you can take a direct train to Munich (shortest travel time: 5h 55 min), tickets are offered by Deutsche Bahn. The door-to-door travel time via train can not be undercut by using a plane, but of course, it is possible also to take the plane, see Google flights info.

To get from Munich Central Station to the event location, it is a 21 min walk; get directions here. As an alternative, you can take the U1, U2, 16, 17, 18 (1 min ride time) from Munich Central Station to Sendlinger Tor and, a 6-minute walk.

To use the bus and metro, use the MVG Fahrinfo München App. A day ticket for the “M” region (all of Munich but the Airport) costs 8.80 EUR per day. 


Jens Grossklags

Technical University of Munich

Florian Alt

Bundeswehr University Munich

Sameer Patil

The University of Utah