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Number-theoretic cryptography workshop October 16, 2000 - October 20, 2000
Registration Deadline: October 20, 2000 about 14 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: July 16, 2000 over 14 years ago
Parent Program: Algorithmic Number Theory
Organizers Eric Bach, Dan Boneh, Cynthia Dwork (chair), Shafi Goldwasser, Kevin McCurley and Carl Pomerance

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This workshop will focus on number-theoretic aspects of cryptography, and will be cross-cultural, where the the cultures in question are "mathematics" and "computer science." We will be sufficiently flexible to accommodate anything exciting that arises through the fall of 2000, so any plans are tentative. We will have several survey talks on the state of the art of such central topics to number theory in cryptography as

  • integer factorization
  • discrete logarithm algorithms
  • elliptic curves

From the computer science side, we will survey

  • positive applications of lattices to cryptography
  • lattice basis reduction techniques for cryptanalysis
  • "new" number-theoretic assumptions in vogue in 2000

A final survey talk will discuss two historical tracks that met in 1998: practical cryptosystems (RSA, El-Gamal, OAEP, and Cramer-Shoup), and the theory that lead to increasingly stronger notions of security and cryptosystems satisfying these notions (Goldwasser and Micali's construction for semantic security, Naor and Yung's construction for chosen-ciphertext security in the pre-processing mode, Dolev, Dwork and Naor's construction for non-malleability against chosen-ciphertext in the post-processing mode, and Cramer-Shoup's efficient non-malleable cca-post construction).


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To apply for funding, you must register by the funding application deadline displayed above.

Students, recent Ph.D.'s, women, and members of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding awards are typically made 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.

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MSRI has preferred rates at the Rose Garden Inn, depending on room availability. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-992-9005 OR directly on their website. Click on Corporate at the bottom of the screen and when prompted enter code MATH (this code is not case sensitive). By using this code a new calendar will appear and will show the MSRI rate on all room types available.

MSRI has preferred rates at the Hotel Durant. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-238-7268. When making reservations, guests must request the MSRI preferred rate. If you are making your reservations on line, please go to this link and enter the promo/corporate code 123MSRI. Our preferred rate is $139 per night for a Deluxe Queen/King, based on availability.

MSRI has preferred rates of $149 - $189 plus tax at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza, depending on room availability. Guests can either call the hotel's main line at 510-845-7300 and ask for the MSRI- Mathematical Science Research Inst. discount; or go to www.hotelshattuckplaza.com and click Book Now. Once on the reservation page, click “Promo/Corporate Code“ and input the code: msri.

MSRI has preferred rates of $110 - $140 at the Berkeley Lab Guest House, depending on room availability. Reservations may be made by calling 510-495-8000 or directly on their website. Select “I am an individual traveler affiliated with MSRI”.

Additional lodging options may be found on our short term housing page.

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