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Workshop: Theory and Practice of Secure Multiparty Computation

From May 5 to 9, 2014, CFEM is organizing a workshop on the theory and practice of Secure Multiparty Computation, bringing together experts in all aspects of the subject. The workshop is organized in collaboration with CTIC - Center for the Theory of Interactive Computation.

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. A similar - very successful - workshop was held in Aarhus in 2012.

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.

Target audience

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 number of student stipends are available - more information can be found here.

Pictures from MPC 2014

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