International Conference on ICT Systems Security and Privacy Protection
May 26–28, 2015 in Hamburg, Germany


International Conference on ICT Systems Security and Privacy Protection, May 26–28, 2015 in Hamburg, Germany

Travels & Accomodation

Obtaining a Visa for Germany

EU nationals do not require a visa to enter the Federal Republic of Germany. Generally speaking, all other foreigners require a visa for stays in Germany. Please familiarize yourself with the visa regulations and obtain a visa as soon as possible; processing can take several weeks.

Typically, you will have to approach the German embassy in your country to obtain a visa. The German Federal Foreign Office has set up a website with definitive information regarding visas and frequently asked questions.

In order to obtain a visa, the embassy may ask you to provide an invitation letter. The procedure to obtain the invitation letter is as follows:

  1. Fill out and submit the registration form.
  2. Pay the full registration amount via bank/wire transfer or by sending the credit card form to us. We can only issue invitation letters after we have received the registration fee.
  3. Send an e-mail to sec2015@ifipsec.org and request an invitation letter. Please include your full name as printed on your passport, your nationality, the passport number, and your SEC Registration ID.
  4. We will issue a signed invitation letter (typically within 48 hours) and send it to you via e-mail.

Accomodation in Hamburg

We recommend to book your accomodation as soon as possible. We expect availability of rooms to become very tight in the weeks before the conference.

The following hotels are closest to the conference venue: Radisson Blu, Grand Elysee, Hotel Amsterdam, Hotel Wagner, Hotel am Dammtor, Hotel Vorbach (visit this Google Map for an overview).

Moreover, we have reserved a number of single and double rooms in a number of hotels at preferential rates. Note that the reserved rooms cannot be booked online, but only by directly contacting the hotel. You have to cite the special offer code "SEC 2015" during booking. The rooms can be booked either via e-mail (please include arrival and departure dates, desired type of room, your name, the billing address, and the offer code) or via phone.

Hotel Room Rate Deadline Distance
Hotel Vorbach, Johnsallee 63-67: www.hotel-vorbach.de, Tel. +49-40-44182-666, reservierung@hotel-vorbach.de
96 EUR (single)
125 EUR (double)
April 10 700 m
Hotel Alster-Hof, Esplanade 12: www.alster-hof.de, Tel. +49-40-350070, info@alster-hof.de
85 EUR (single) March 31 750 m
Mercure Hotel Hamburg Mitte, Schröderstiftstraße 3: www.accorhotels.com, Tel. +49-40-45069-2931, h5394-sb@accor.com
79.92 EUR (single)
109.92 EUR (double)
April 13 750 m
Hotel Baseler Hof, Esplanade 11: www.baselerhof.de, Tel. +49-40-359060, info@baselerhof.de
143 EUR (single)
175 EUR (double)
April 27 750 m
InterCityHotel Hamburg Dammtor-Messe, St. Petersburger Str. 1: www.intercityhotel.com, Tel. +49-40-600014-140, reservations.hamburg-dammtor@intercityhotel.com
125 EUR (single)
145 EUR (double)
April 10 750 m
IBIS Budget Hamburg City, Amsinckstr. 3: http://www.ibis.com, Tel. +49-40-27143462-0, H8741@accor.com
49 EUR (single)
59 EUR (double)
breakfast: +7.50 EUR
April 27 14 minutes (local trains)
IBIS Hamburg City, Amsinckstr. 1: http://www.ibis.com, Tel. +49-40-309986-0, H8740@accor.com
69 EUR (single)
69 EUR (double)
breakfast: +11 EUR
April 27 14 minutes (local trains)

The given room rates are "per room and day". The rates typically include breakfast, but they may be subject to additional fees. Cancellation and payment policies of the hotels vary; please ask for all details when you make your booking.

The given deadlines mark the date when our reservations expire. Rates and availability cannot be guaranteed beyond that.

The given distances are walking distances from the hotel to the conference venue. The IBIS hotels are reached by taking a S-Bahn local train to Hamburg Hbf (central station).


The conference proceedings of IFIP SEC 2015 have been published on the Springer website.


The conference proceedings of IFIP SEC 2015 have been published on the Springer website.