Summer School 2013
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UbiCrypt Summer School - Reverse Engineering

The UbiCrypt Summer School "Reverse Engineering" offers graduate students and young researchers the opportunity to learn more about binary analysis and malware reverse engineering. In cooperation with SysSec Network of Excellence, we offer fascinating topics and hands-on experiences in this emerging field.

The UbiCrypt Summer School 2013 will take place between July 22-26 2013 at Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB). The event is organized by the Horst Görtz Institute for IT-Security (HGI), more specifically the Chair for Systems Security. It will be a mix of lectures and hands-on exercises, allowing the students to learn how binary programs can be analyzed.


Topics covered during the summer school include (among others):

  • Reconstructing data structures in a given binary executable
  • Unpacking malware samples
  • Analysis of recent and modern malware samples
  • Binary instrumentation
  • Analysis of Android malware



A special event is planned for Wednesday (July 24): the SysSec Network of Excellence organizes a workshop focused on system security research, to consolidate the Systems Security research community in Europe. The specific format of this workshop has been developed to:

  • showcase and spread the excellence in systems security research in Europe by presenting a selection of papers published by European researchers and Europe-funded research projects in top conferences in the area
  • involve students and young researchers by allowing them to showcase their own best results and expose them to top researchers in the field
  • create a generational exchange between experienced and starting researchers, focusing around a tutorial on how to get your research published in top venues

 More information

The workshop is free of charge for registered participants. Please If you don't take part in the summer school please register here to attend the workshop: 


The registration fee for the summer school is 200€. This amount includes daily refreshments, lunch, workshop on Wednesday, and social events (BBQ and excursion).


A overview of the full program:



 We thank Hex-Rays SA for the technical support of the workshops.

Find more information about Hex-Rays SA here.


Program Wednesday-Workshop: