1998 Conferences

The 2nd Elliptic Curve Cryptography Workshop (ECC '98)

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
September 14, 15 & 16, 1998
Third & Final Announcement: August 14, 1998

The main focus of this workshop will be elliptic curve cryptography, including the elliptic curve discrete logarithm problem, efficient parameter generation, efficient software and hardware implementations, and discrete log-based protocols. Related topics that will be covered include the discrete logarithm and Diffie-Hellman problems, and hyperelliptic curve cryptosystems.

It is hoped that the meeting will encourage and stimulate further research on the security and implementation of elliptic curve cryptosystems and related areas, and encourage collaboration between academic, industry, and government sectors.

There will be 16 invited lectures (and no contributed talks), with the remaining time used for informal discussions.

Sponsors:

  • Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research (CACR, University of Waterloo)
  • Communications and Information Technology Ontario (CITO, Canada)
  • MasterCard International
  • Mondex International Limited

Organizers:
  • Alfred Menezes (University of Waterloo)
  • Scott Vanstone (University of Waterloo)

Invited Speakers:
  • Dr. Dan Boneh (Stanford University, USA)
  • Dr. Johannes Buchmann (Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany)
  • Dr. Janos A. Csirik (UC Berkeley, USA)
  • Dr. Adrian Escott (British Telecom, UK)
  • Dr. Gerhard Frey (University of Essen, Germany)
  • Dr. Steven Galbraith (Royal Holloway College, UK)
  • Dr. Ming-Deh Huang (University of Southern California, USA)
  • Dr. Robert Lambert (Certicom Corp., Canada)
  • Dr. Victor Miller (Centre for Communications Research, USA)
  • Dr. Francois Morain (E'cole Polytechnique, France)
  • Dr. Hans-Georg Ruck (University of Essen, Germany)
  • Dr. Joseph Silverman (Brown University, USA)
  • Dr. Nigel Smart (Hewlett Packard, UK)
  • Dr. Jerome Solinas (National Security Agency, USA)
  • Dr. Edlyn Teske (Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany)
  • Dr. Damian Weber (Institut fuer Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematik, Germany)


Conference Program
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All lectures will take place in the Davis Centre, Room 1302 at the
University of Waterloo.


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Monday, September 14
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 8:00 -  9:00 am:  Coffee and registration

 9:00 - 10:00 am:  Victor Miller: A historical survey of elliptic curve
                   cryptosystems

10:00 - 10:30 am:  Mid-morning coffee break

10:30 - 11:30 am:  Joseph Silverman: Elliptic curve discrete logarithms 
                   and the index calculus

11:30 -  1:00 pm:  lunch

 1:00 -  2:00 pm:  Hans-Georg Rueck: The Tate pairing on elliptic curves

 2:00 -  3:00 pm:  Steven Galbraith: Equivalence between the logarithm
                   problems on Isogenous elliptic curves

 3:00 -  3:30 pm:  Afternoon coffee break

 3:30 -  4:30 pm:  Ming-Deh Huang: DLP on the Jacobian of high-genus
                   hyperelliptic curves

         6:00 pm:  Conference Reception and Banquet at the Waterloo Inn


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Tuesday, September 15
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 8:00 -  9:00 am:  Morning coffee

 9:00 - 10:00 am:  Gerhard Frey: How to disguise an elliptic curve 
                   (Weil descent)

10:00 - 10:30 am:  Mid-morning coffee break

10:30 - 11:30 am:  Jerome Solinas: Anomalous binary curves

11:30 -  1:00 pm:  lunch

 1:00 -  1:30 pm:  Rob Lambert: Improving the parallelized Pollard lambda 
                   search on binary anomalous curves

 1:30 -  2:15 pm:  Nigel Smart: Curves over small fields of odd characteristic

 2:15 -  2:45 pm:  Damian Weber: A generalized sieving device

 2:45 -  3:30 pm:  Afternoon coffee break

 3:30 -  4:15 pm:  Johannes Buchmann: Number fields and cryptography

 4:15 -  6:00 pm:  Cocktail Reception in DC 1301
                   Sponsored by Certicom Corp.


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Wednesday, September 16
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 8:00 -  9:00 am:  Morning coffee

 9:00 - 10:00 am:  Dan Boneh: New results on the relationship between factoring
                   and breaking RSA

10:00 - 10:30 am:  Mid-morning coffee break

10:30 - 11:30 am:  Edlyn Teske: Better random walks for Pollard's rho method

11:30 -  1:00 pm:  lunch

 1:00 -  1:45 pm:  Adrian Escott: Implementing a parallel Pollard-rho attack on
                   elliptic curve cryptosystems

 1:45 -  2:45 pm:  Francois Morain: Isogeny computations and point counting on
                   elliptic curves

 2:45 -  3:30 pm:  Afternoon coffee break

 3:30 -  4:15 pm:  Janos A. Csirik: Counting the points on an elliptic curve
                   on a low-memory device


Arrangements

Registration

There will be a registration fee this year of $100 Cdn or $70 US
($30 Cdn or $20 US for students).  Register as soon as possible 
as space is limited for this workshop;  registration is on a 
first-come first-serve basis.  We cannot process a registration 
until all fees are paid in full.  The deadline for all fees to 
be paid and registration completed has been set for the 2nd of 
September, 1998.  To register, complete, in full, the attached
REGISTRATION FORM and return it along with your payment to:
Mrs. Frances Hannigan, C&O Dept., University of Waterloo, Waterloo,
Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1.


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ECC '98 CONFERENCE              REGISTRATION FORM

Fullname:
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Affiliation:
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Address:
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E-Mail Address:
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Telephone #:
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Circle Your Choice:

Registration Fee:                   $   100 Cdn  / $ 70 US

Student Registration Fee:           $    30 Cdn  /  $ 20 US

(Registration Fee Includes Banquet)
       Attending Banquet:  Yes / No     Vegetarian:  Yes / No

Extra Guest Banquet Fee:            $    30 Cdn  /  $ 20 US
       Guest Vegetarian:  Yes / No

TOTAL REGISTRATION FEE:             $___________________

**Make Cheque/Money Order Payable in Cdn or US funds only to:
                           ECC '98
        Credit Card payments cannot be accepted

Additional Information:

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TRAVEL

Kitchener-Waterloo is approximately 100km/60miles from Pearson
International Airport in Toronto.  Ground transportation to Kitchener-
Waterloo can be arranged through Airways Transit.

TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM TORONTO AIRPORT
PROVIDED BY AIRWAYS TRANSIT

It is advisable to book your transportation between the Pearson Airport,
Toronto, and Waterloo in advance to receive the advance booking rate of
$27 Cdn per person, one way, with Airways Transit (open 24 hours a day).
This is a door-to-door service; they accept cash (Cdn or US funds),
MasterCard, Visa and American Express.

Upon arrival:
Terminal 1:  proceed to Ground Transportation Booth, Arrivals Level,
                    Area 2.
Terminal 2:  proceed to Airways Transit desk, Arrivals Level, Area E.
Terminal 3:  proceed to Ground Transportation Booth, Arrivals Level,
                    under domestic area escalators.

Complete the form below and send by mail or fax well in advance of your
arrival to Airways Transit.  They will not fax confirmations:  your fax
transmission record is confirmation of your reservation.


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AIRWAYS TRANSIT ADVANCE BOOKING FORM - ECC '98

ARRIVAL INFORMATION:

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Surname					First name

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Toronto Arrival Date		Airline		Flight #

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Arrival Time				Arriving From

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Destination in Kitchener/Waterloo		No. in party

DEPARTURE INFORMATION:

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Surname					First name

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Toronto Departure Date		Airline		Flight #

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Departure Time		Flight #		Destination

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Pickup From				No. in party

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Signature					Date

Send or Fax to:

Airways Transit
99A Northland Road
Waterloo, Ontario
Canada, N2V 1Y8

Fax:               (519) 886-2141
Telephone:     (519) 886-2121
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ACCOMMODATIONS

Off-campus accommodations will be available at the following hotels on a
first come first serve basis.  Persons interested in hotel accommodation
should contact the hotel.

Waterloo Inn
475 King Street North
Waterloo, Ontario
Canada    N2J 2Z5

Phone:       (519) 884-0222
Fax:         (519) 884-0321
Toll Free:   1-800-361-4708

	- $85 Cdn plus taxes/night for a single or double room
	- please quote ECC '98 Conference when making your reservation

Destination Inn
547 King Street North
Waterloo, Ontario
Canada  N2L 5Z7

Phone:   (519) 884-0100
Fax:     (519) 746-8638

	- $63 Cdn plus taxes/night for a single or double room
	- $68 Cdn plus taxes/night for each additional person up to 4
	- please quote ECC '98 Conference when making your reservation


Hotel to Conference Transportation

A shuttle to/from the campus will be available each day of the conference
for the above mentioned hotels.  Times for pickup and drop-off are listed
below, but are subject to change:

Hotel Pick-up 			AM Pick-up Times
Sept. 14, 15 & 16

Destination Inn		7:30 am -> Waterloo Inn
     Waterloo Inn	7:45 am -> University for drop off
Destination Inn		8:15 am -> Waterloo Inn
     Waterloo Inn	8:30 am -> University for drop off
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PM Departure from the University September 14

Departing from the University, to stop at both Hotels
            4:30 pm, 5:00 pm & 5:30 pm
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PM Departure from the University September 15

Departing from the University, to stop at both Hotels
           4:30 pm, 5:00 pm, 5:30 pm, 6:00 pm & 6:30 pm
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PM Departure from the University September 16

Departing from the University, to stop at both Hotels
            4:15 pm, 4:45 pm & 5:15 pm
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*Note:  Waterloo Inn does provide a free shuttle service for their patrons.
Please inquire at their front desk.


For further information or to return your Registration, please contact:

Mrs. Frances Hannigan
Department of Combinatorics & Optimization
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada   N2L 3G1
e-mail:  ecc98@math.uwaterloo.ca
Fax:     (519) 725-5441
Phone:   (519) 888-4027
http://www.cacr.math.uwaterloo.ca/


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