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Theory and Practice of Multiparty Computation

About the Workshop

In June 2012, CFEM is organizing a workshop on the theory and practice of MPC, bringing together experts in all aspects of the subject. Secure Multiparty Computation is a powerful cryptographic notion that - in theory - can solve virtually any cryptographic protocol problem. In recent years the technology has been used in practice and holds great promise for future applications.

MPC technology can be used to implement, for instance, voting, auctions, procurement and benchmarking with better security, in particular without anyone having to reveal his private data to anyone else.

This workshop brings together people in both theory and practice of the field, and we are convinced that this will prove very productive. The first day will be dedicated for tutorials that cover the basic definitions, constructions and building blocks. In the rest of the workshop, leading researchers in the field will present their latest results in secure computation. 22 invited speakers have confirmed participation.

The workshop is open for all participants, the target audience is Ph.D. students, postdocs and faculty members. The tutorials will not assume any background in secure computation, but will assume basic background in foundations of Cryptography.

A limited number of stipends for participation sponsored in part by Google will be available for Ph.D. students.

There is no registration fee, but registration will be required.

The workshop is organized in collaboration with CTIC - Center for the Theory of Interactive Computation.