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Securing Cyberspace: Applications and Foundations of Cryptography and Computer Security

Workshop IV: Special purpose hardware for cryptography: Attacks and Applications

December 4 - 8, 2006

Schedule and Presentations

Program Poster PDF

Hotel Accommodation and Air Travel

Organizing Committee:

Cetin Koc (Oregon State University)
Arjen Lenstra (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL))
David Naccache (École Normale Supérieure)
Christof Paar (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
Nigel Smart (University of Bristol)
Eran Tromer (Weizmann Institute of Science)

Scientific Background

Much of what drives the field of computer security and cryptography is the advent of new technologies in the form of new hardware. This creates both new opportunities and new security challenges. With the rapid development of sensor networks, palm pilots, hand-held GPS and other "gizmos," there is a great need to "miniaturize," not only the devices themselves, but also cryptographic modules installed on such devices. The task is a challenging one, as just reducing key-size or other security properties makes such small devices much easier to attack. In this topic we will explore various ways to "miniaturize" cryptographic primitives, so that they are deployable, both at the sensor and hand-held device level, without sacrificing security and also explore novel attacks on such devices.

This topic will bring together experts working in this area of cryptography and cryptanalysis, as well as the practitioners who need security for these tiny devices.


Luca Breveglieri (Politecnico di Milano)
Ricardo Dahab (State University of Campinas (UNICAMP))
Kris Gaj (George Mason University)
Willi Geiselmann (Universität Fridericiana (TH) Karlsruhe)
Sharon Goldberg (Princeton University)
M. Hasan (University of Waterloo)
Marc Joye (Thomson R&D France)
Ari Juels (RSA Laboratories)
Thorsten Kleinjung (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn)
Cetin Koc (Oregon State University)
Israel Koren (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Keith Mayes (Royal Holloway and Bedford New College)
Elisabeth Oswald (University of Bristol)
Christof Paar (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
Jan Pelzl (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
Bart Preneel (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Christine Priplata (Edizone)
Amit Sahai (UCLA)
Erkay Savas (Sabanci University)
Martin Simka (Sentivision / Technical University of Košice)
Sergei Skorobogatov (University of Cambridge)
Colin Stahlke (Edizone)
François-Xavier Standaert (Laboratoire de microélectronique de l'Université catholique de Louvain)
Rainer Steinwandt (Florida Atlantic University)
Berk Sunar (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
Ingrid Verbauwhede (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Shenglin Yang (Beijing (Peking) University)
Chien Siang Yu (Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs)

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