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Securing Cyberspace: Applications and Foundations of Cryptography and Computer Security

Workshop I: Number Theory and Cryptography - Open Problems

October 9 - 13, 2006

Schedule and Presentations

Program Poster PDF

Hotel Accommodation and Air Travel

Organizing Committee:

Don Blasius (UCLA)
Kristin Lauter (Microsoft Research)
Arjen Lenstra (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL))
Alice Silverberg (University of California, Irvine)
Joseph Silverman (Brown University)

Scientific Background

Cryptography depends on a continuing stream of new insights and methods from number theory, arithmetic algebraic geometry, and other branches of algebra. In the past, there have been important developments in primality testing, factoring large integers, lattice-based cryptography, sieve methods, elliptic curve cryptography, ECPP, torus-based cryptosystems, discrete log problems, Weil pairing, cyclicity of elliptic curves and hyperelliptic cryptosystems. The content of this workshop will be based on emerging developments and discussion of open problems posed by applications.

Invited Speakers

Don Blasius (UCLA)
Johannes Buchmann (Technishche Universtitat Darmstadt)
Denis Charles (Microsoft Research)
Jean-Marc Couveignes (Université de Toulouse II (Le Mirail))
Yvo Desmedt (University College London)
Kirsten Eisentrager (University of Michigan)
Gerhard Frey (Universität Duisburg-Essen)
Everett Howe (Center for Communications Research)
Ming-Deh Huang (University of Southern California)
Antoine Joux (Université Versailles/Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines)
Kiran Kedlaya (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Neal Koblitz (University of Washington)
Tanja Lange (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven)
Kristin Lauter (Microsoft Research)
Alexander May (Technishche Universtitat Darmstadt)
Daniele Micciancio (University of California, San Diego)
Peter Montgomery (Microsoft Research)
Phong Nguyen (École Normale Supérieure)
Pascal Paillier (Gemplus)
Wayne Raskind (University of Southern California)
Ronald Rivest (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Igor Shparlinski (Macquarie University)
Joseph Silverman (Brown University)

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