Terms of Participation

Participation in the Summer School follows successful application and receipt of confirmation of participation from the organisers. Due to the seminar structure, part-time attendance by participants will not be possible. In submitting their application, participants confirm that they will attend all sessions, submit a written contribution on one of the topics covered by the Summer School, and present their contribution orally.

In addition, participants agree to their contribution being published in the Summer School proceedings and assign the necessary copyright interests to the publisher.


There is no charge to participate in the Summer School although we will have to ask participants to contribute to the cost of excursions (see the programme).

In calculating the cost of participating in the Summer School, please ensure that you take the following factors into account:

  • Travel costs to get to Saarbrücken
    The cost will depend on the travel arrangements which you make. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions on planning your journey to Saarbrücken.
  • Hotel costs
    As set out below, we have block booked rooms at local hotels in various price categories, Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions on planning your accommodation. In particular, in order to reduce their accommodation costs, it may be possible for participants to share a twin room with other participants of the Summer School. Please let us know if you would be interested in doing this.
  • Costs for meals
    Estimated total costs for 8 days of seminar at the University Mensa: 25 €
  • Costs for local public transportation
    Saarbrücken has an extensive public transport network which connects the city to the university. A single bus journey costs 2,60 €. It is usually more cost effective to buy a weekly public transport pass for 19,30 € or, for longer stays, a monthly public transport pass for 62,10 €. These passes give you unlimited access to Saarbrücken’s bus and tram network. It may be possible to get student discounts on public transport if you have a valid Student ID.
  • Excursions / Social programme
    Due to the fact that several points of the cultural and social programme are optional, please have a look at the estimated costs listed at the Social Programme subpage.


If there are places available, Guest participants are very  welcome to participate in the Summer School.

Guest participants can apply to take attend one or more of the Topic Blocks. The allocation of guest places is dependent on there being free capacity and the attendance of guests, must be expressly agreed to by the organisers.

Guest participants will be charged a fee of 100 € per 2-day Topic Block attended. If guests wish to attend more than one Topic Block, or in the case of students who are interested in attending as guests, we may, at our discretion, be able to offer reduced prices. We will consider each case individually.

We are keen to make the Summer School as accessible as possible for guests – and, where possible, finances should not stand in your way. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested in attending the Summer School as a guest but your budget does not stretch to the guest participation fee.

For the purpose of evidencing the fulfilment of your continuing professional development obligations as a "Fachanwalt" in IT Law in accordance with § 15 FAO, we are able to provide you with confirmation of your attendance at the introductory lectures.

If you are interested in attending the introductory lectures on individual topics, please send a completed application form (link to application form) to Mrs Caroline Hertwig.

Travel arrangements

Overview of travel opportunities

Participants must make their own travel arrangements for attending the Summer School. Saarbrücken is centrally located in Europe and has excellent transport connections. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions about planning your arrival at the Summer School.

Via Saarbrücken Airport

Saarbrücken Airport is located just east of Saarbrücken. It has regular flight connections to Hamburg (HAM) and Berlin-Tegel (TXL) from where you access to international destinations.
The airport is easily accessible from the city of Saarbrücken. A taxi to the city centre will costs approximately 35 € and takes around 20 minutes takes (V A regional bus (bus route) 10) will take you to the city centre is around 30 minutes and costs 2,60 €.

Please find further information at flughafen-saarbruecken.de (German, English and French versions).

Via Paris and Luxembourg

If your flight takes you to Paris Charles-de-Gaulle Airport (CDG) or to Paris Orly Airport (ORY), you will need 30-60 minutes to get from the airport to the train station "Gare de l’Est" from where the high-speed train (TGV/ICE) takes you to Saarbrücken central station in about 1:50 hrs. Train tickets for the TGV must be booked in advance and cost around 80 €. Your train connection from "Gare de l’Est" train station to Saarbrücken central station can be booked via the website of Deutsche Bahn which is available at bahn.de (German, English and French versions available).

It is also possible to fly to Luxemburg Airport (LUX), from where you can also get to the centre of Saarbrücken easily by bus. The bus transfer takes around 1:20 hrs. (See information about  Luxembourg Airport below).

Please find further information on Paris Charles-de-Gaulle Airport at parisaeroport.fr (more than 10 languages available).

Information on travelling via Paris Orly Airport is provided at airport-orly.com (English version available).

Via Frankfurt Airport

Participants arriving at Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) can travel to Saarbrücken central station via a direct train connection by regional train (approx. 2:35 hrs., around. 40 €) or via a high speed train connection (approx. 2:08 hrs., around. 50 €) which would need a train change at Mannheim central station.

Please find further information on Frankfurt International Airport at frankfurt-airport.com (German, English and Chinese versions available).

Your train connection from Frankfurt International Airport to Saarbrücken central station can be booked via the website of Deutsche Bahn which is available at bahn.de (German, English and French versions available).

Via other nearby airports (Luxembourg; Metz)

Luxembourg Airport (LUX) has regular flight connections to numerous International Airports, for example: Paris Charles-de-Gaulle (CDG), Frankfurt Airport (FRA), London Heathrow (LHR) and London City (LCY), Birmingham (BHX), Düsseldorf International Airport (DUS), Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS), and Zürich Airport (ZRH).

Please find further information on the Luxembourg airport at lux-airport.lu (German, English and French versions available).

The Metz-Nancy-Lorraine Airport is a regional airport which has direct connections to various  destinations in France.

Please find further information at the website at metz-nancy-lorraine.aeroport.fr (only French version available).

Travelling in Saarbrücken

Saarbrücken itself has also an excellent public transport network which connects the city centre to the university. You will find further information under saarvv.de.

Details of how to travel to the Saarland University, you can find at uni-saarland.de.


Participants must arrange their own accommodation for the duration of the Summer School. However, to assistant participants, we have block booked hotel rooms at three local hotels in various price categories. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested in sharing your hotel room with other participants of the Summer School in order to reduce your accommodation costs.

  • TOP Hotel La Résidence ***
    ca. 75 € per night, incl. breakfast
  • B+B Hotel Saarbrücken ** 
    ca. 60 € per night, excl. breakfast (10 €)
  • Gästehaus Weller **
    ca. 30 € per night, excl. breakfast (5 €)

Should you prefer to book a different hotel for your stay in Saarbrücken, we suggest the following:

  • Victors Residenz Hotel  ****
    Located overlooking the picturesque Franco-German Gardens.
    ca. 150 € per night, incl. breakfast
  • Hotel Seewald **
    Located within walking distance of Saarland University.
    Ca. 50 € per night, incl. breakfast


A selection of hot and cold drinks will be available during the seminars, free of charge. Meals will not be provided by the organisers, but participants will have the opportunity to dine at the inexpensive University Mensa.

The University Mensa's menu is available online at mensaar.de (German language only) and is updated weekly.

Average cost for a meal: 3 €.