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Security Testing
Advanced Lecture (Block Course) - Winter Semester 2016/2017

Lehrstuhl für Softwaretechnik (Prof. Zeller)
Universität des Saarlandes – Informatik
Informatik Campus des Saarlandes
Campus E9 1 (CISPA)
66123 Saarbrücken
E-mail: zeller @ cs.uni-saarland.de
Telefon: +49 681 302-70970

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This advanced lecture will be offered as a block course in 2017 from March 6th to March 17th. It will be a combination of lectures and practical exercises and will cover various important topics in the area of Security Testing.


  • 03.03.2017 - Lecture times and rooms added.
  • 03.02.2017 - Application dealine set
  • 18.01.2017 - Fixed enrollment process
  • 16.11.2016 - The dates are fixed. We are checking the room availability.




  • Fuzzing programs with random inputs
  • Language- and grammar-driven testing
  • Inferring input properties
  • Search-based testing
  • Symbolic testing
  • Carving unit tests out of system tests

Course Schedule and Grading

The course will take place from March 6th to March 17th. The lectures will take place in one of the big seminar rooms on the ground floor of the CISPA building. The lectures will start at 9:00 am. Please make sure to bring your laptops for the project work in the afternoons. Most mornings will used for lectures and the remainder of the time including all afternoons will be spend on project work. In these projects you will be creating your own testing tools. After these two weeks there will also be a final project on which you will be able to work on until March 31. In the first week of April there will be a closing session in which you will be able to present your final project. The grade will be based on your project work. Two thirds of the grade will be based on the first four projects that you are working on during the two weeks of the course and the remaining third of the grade will be based on the final project.


For any questions about the course you can contact the Security Testing Staff.

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