Social Events during the Security & Privacy Week 2016

During the SPW2016 lots of social events are offered by the participating conferences and workshops. Depending on the main conference you book with your Security Week Pass, you have access to different social events. Some of them are even joint events to bring participants together and network beyond the borders of your community.

Nice Evening in Darmstadt's finest Beer Garden (Mon., July 18)

The WiSec & PETS community together in Darmstadt's finest beer garden for drinks and dinner.

  • 17:40 Meeting in front of the conference venue darmstadtium (main entrance)
  • 17:45 Departure for a joint walk through Darmstadt to the beer garden

Biergarten Menu

Banquet Dinner at Frankenstein Castle (Tue., July 19)

The PETS and WiSec communities may dine together in the famous Frankenstein Castle in the Odenwald, where Mary Shelley was inspired to write her well known novel on Victor Frankenstein. A bus will transfer you from the conference center to the castle, where a memorable evening awaits you with a banquet dinner accompanied by authentic Minnesingers.

  • 18:10  Meeting in front of the conference venue darmstadtium (main entrance)
  • 18:20  Departure for the banquet dinner at Castle Frankenstein

All Joint Award Ceremony in Historical Maschinenhaus (Wed., July 20)

An all joint award ceremony of PETS, WiSec and IFIP TM participants will be held in the historical Maschinenhaus. Part of this night amongst the IFIP TM Best Paper Award is the Caspar Bowden PET Award, which is presented annually to researchers who have made an outstanding contribution to the theory, design, implementation, or deployment of privacy enhancing technology. It carries a cash prize as well as a physical award monument.

Join this event and feel free to network with researchers of all three communities. Afterwards you may relax and dance to the sounds of DJ Sasha who will get the party started after sunset.

  • 18:00 Reception at the Maschinenhaus venue
  • 18:20 PET Award
  • 19:00 IFIP TM Best Paper Award
  • 19:15 Get-togehter for all participants with finger food & drinks

IFIP TM Banquet at the Orangerie Darmstadt (Thu., July 21)

The conference banquet will be at the L'Orangerie restaurant inside the Orangerie park. The restaurant has a beautiful and stylish landscaped terrace. Here, you can eat and drink with a beautiful view of the garden. The park looks glorious in the summer with the flowers and palm trees around.  For more details on the restaurant and the park please visit: .

A Hike through Darmstadt's "Stone Ocean" in the Odenwald Forest (Sat., July 23)

The Odenwald forest is characterized by over 500 million years of geological history and diverse natural surroundings. A bus will take the PETS community and other participants from Darmstadt in the morning to the forest, where they'll enjoy a guided hike in English around and through the famous "stone ocean" for about 3 hours. Lunch boxes will be provided. After the hike in the afternoon, the participants will gather in a traditional restaurant at the starting point for food and drinks. Around 5- 6 pm a bus will pick up the hikers at the restaurant, take them back to Darmstadt and drop them off at the original meeting point. The guided hiking route  is about 6 km in total and includes longer uphill streches. If you have any questions, please contact Verena.

  • Start 9:45 am in front of the main entrance of the darmstadtium venue
  • Departure: 10 am
  • The guided hiking tour will be in English and take between 3 - 3,5 hours
  • A lunch box with snacks & water will be provided in the morning. Nevertheless, we recommend taking an additional bottle of water with you
  • Please bring proper footwear & sunscreen
  • After Hike, participants will enjoy a BBQ at the Kur Alpe restaurant. For 15€, hikers can enjoy the 'all you can eat' grilloption (turkey, pork, a varitey of different sausages, cheese, vegetables) and a salad buffet. Drinks are not included.
  • Return: 18:00 departure at the Kur Alpe restaurant parking lot
  • Starting & end point of the hike is the traditional restaurant Kur Alpe (in German)
  • More information about the region of the hike (in German) 
  • We will also provide more information about the hike during the week of the PETS Symposium


Questions about the SPW2016? Ask: Verena Giraud or Matthias Schulz

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