The Department of Mathematics and the System Security Research group jointly organized the 15th Central European Conference on Cryptology (CECC) from 8th until 10th of July 2015. The conference featured invited lectures by Andrey Bogdanov (from Technical University of Denmark) on Symmetric-Key Cryptography in Untrusted Environments, Keith Martin (from Royal Holloway, University of London), giving an exciting lecture on bridging the gap between (cryptographic) theory and practice, Vincent Rijmen (from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium), talking about the currently hot topic of threshold implementations against side-channel information leakage, and Daniel Genkin (from Tel Aviv University, Israel), impressing people with a live demonstration on how easy it is to drain information from a seemingly secure computer.
The conference brought together researchers of various subfields of security, engaging themselves in interesting and fruitful discussions on recent advances in many aspects of cryptology, such as cryptanalysis, cryptographic applications in information security, design of cryptographic systems and many more.
Stay tuned for the upcoming instance of the Central European Conference on Cryptology, to be held in Hotel Magnolia, Piestany, Slovakia, June 22 – 24, 2016, where new results from this year’s newly created joint research alliances will be presented.
The CECC15 book of abstracts is available.