Crypto 2018

August 19-23, 2018

Affiliated events

August 17-19, 2018

Santa Barbara, USA

Register: pay per day of affiliated events on the Crypto 2018 registration page.

Affiliated Events

  
Organizers: Elette Boyle (chair), Fabrice Benhamouda, Tal Rabin

Friday, August 17, 2018

Blockchain technologies, including cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, are emerging as an innovative approach to achieve societal functions (such as fiat money) that have so far required the backing of governments and institutions. Blockchain technologies crucially depend on distributed algorithms and cryptographic mechanisms to ensure their efficiency and security properties. This event will bring together experts, leaders, and advocates from a broad set of relevant disciplines (including distributed computation, cryptography, social sciences, and crypto-currencies) to discuss recent exciting progress and current open problems in this area.

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Blockchain technologies, including cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, are emerging as an innovative approach to achieve societal functions (such as fiat money) that have so far required the backing of governments and institutions. Blockchain technologies crucially depend on distributed algorithms and cryptographic mechanisms to ensure their efficiency and security properties. This event will bring together experts, leaders, and advocates from a broad set of relevant disciplines (including distributed computation, cryptography, social sciences, and crypto-currencies) to discuss recent exciting progress and current open problems in this area.

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Quantum-Safe cryptography is now a topic of major industrial interest. This is mainly driven by the fact that the topic has received recently much attention from the standardization and policy spectra such as NIST, ETSI, CSA, etc.

The security industry is now facing new challenges inherent to large-scale deployment of the next generations of public-key cryptography. The goal of the QsCI workshop is to create a forum to discuss the construction and industrial deployment of quantum-safe cryptosystems. The event will include a selection of speakers in the area of quantum-safe cryptography with a strong focus on the future industrial challenges for deploying quantum-safe cryptography.

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Cryptography is often thought of as the "bright spot" of practical security, a mathematical paradise where security can be rigorously proven and issues like buffer overflows are in someone else’s department. However, there is a growing community of researchers who regularly find serious flaws in widely deployed cryptographic implementations and protocols. In recent years, this type of research has mostly been published in systems security conferences. This workshop will bring together researchers who work on cryptographic attacks and provide a showcase of their work for the Crypto community.

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

The foundational study of cryptography has had far-reaching impact in computer science and beyond. In turn, cryptography has benefitted greatly from advances and challenges raised in a host of disciplines. This deep, rich, and mutually-beneficial web of connections spans varied fields such as complexity theory, machine learning, game theory, distributed computing, the study of privacy and fairness in statistical data analysis, quantum computation, data structures, coding theory and more.

Developing such connections, and unearthing new ones, is vital to the future success of cryptography. The goal of this workshop is highlighting work and research avenues that can broaden the reach and impact of cryptography and open the door to fruitful interactions and connections between the foundations of cryptography and other fields in and beyond computer science.

Towards this end, the workshop program will include a carefully curated collection of tutorials and talks about recent developments in related fields that raise challenges that would benefit from study through the "cryptographic lens," as well as breakthroughs in cryptography that have the potential for broad impact in and beyond the field.

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After more than three years of close collaboration between the Internet engineering (IETF) and the scientific crypto communities, TLS 1.3 — the next generation TLS/SSL protocol — is ready as a fully specified standard offering a modern protocol with better performance and stronger security than its predecessors. This collaborative design process has produced a remarkable body of cryptographic work covering all aspects of TLS 1.3 from basic protocol design to detailed specification, in particular showcasing the power of automated analysis of real-world crypto protocols. The workshop will be comprised of invited lectures covering some of the most interesting aspects of TLS 1.3, including motivation, design and analysis.

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MathCrypt aims to provide a forum for exchanging ideas on new mathematical assumptions and attacks in cryptography. Its scope includes, but is not limited to:

  • Introducing new assumptions which can be used to construct or improve crypto schemes.
  • Proposing attacks on cryptographic assumptions, which is worthy to be considered.
  • Implementation improvements for cryptographic schemes and attacks.

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