KIT

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is a higher education and research organisation with about 8,900 employees, 21,000 students, and a total annual budget of about 750 million Euros. KIT was established on 01/10/2009 as merger of Universität Karlsruhe (founded in 1825), one of Germany’s leading research universities, and Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (founded in 1956), one of the largest research centres in the Helmholtz Association. KIT’s research profile is characterised by a strong focus on energy technology, nanotechnology and materials research, elementary particle and astroparticle physics as well as climate and environmental research. It has significant competencies in the fields of information and communication technologies, mobility systems, optics and photonics, and the interrelations of humans and technology. KIT will be involved in SECCRIT with its Center for Applied Legal Studies (ZAR) and its Institute of Telematics (Telematics). Competencies: The Telematics research group of Prof. Martina Zitterbart has – among other network research topics – a solid history in network security research, ranging from secure peer-to-peer and overlay networks to secure sensor networks as well as distributed anomaly detection and data anonymization techniques. Furthermore, public dissemination activities have been led in several other projects with strong success. The ZAR’s research group for energy information law, legal informatics and compliance led by Dr. Oliver Raabe is one of the leading German research groups on legal aspects of IT- and Internet-based systems. It has strong competence in the techno-legal assessment of cutting edge technologies like smart grids, service-oriented architectures, peer-to-peer-systems and overlay networks with particular focus on data protection law, digital evidence, internet regulation and energy law. Both groups have successfully collaborated in prior projects and achieved solutions which integrate technical and legal aspects. Furthermore, both research groups are part of a nationally funded and recently founded Competence Centre for Applied IT Security (named KASTEL).