2003 Conferences

The 7th Workshop on Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC 2003)

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
August 11, 12 & 13, 2003

ECC 2003 is the seventh in a series of annual workshops dedicated to the study of elliptic curve cryptography and related areas. The main themes of ECC 2003 will be:

  • The discrete logarithm problem.
  • Efficient parameter generation and point counting.
  • Provably secure cryptographic protocols.
  • Efficient software and hardware implementation.
  • Side-channel attacks.
  • Deployment of elliptic curve cryptography.
It is hoped that the meeting will continue to encourage and stimulate further research on the security and implementation of elliptic curve cryptosystems and related areas, and encourage collaboration between mathematicians, computer scientists and engineers in the academic, industry and government sectors.

Attendees of ECC 2003 might also wish to attend SAC 2003 (Ottawa, Aug 14-15) and CRYPTO 2003 (Santa Barbara, Aug 17-21). The last lecture at ECC 2003 will end at 3:00 pm on Wednesday (Aug 13). This will give participants sufficient time to catch flights scheduled to leave Toronto after 7:00 pm. There are hourly flights from Toronto to Ottawa.

Sponsors: Organizers: Speakers:
  • Florian Hess   (University of Bristol, UK)
  • Hugo Krawczyk   (Technion, Israel, and IBM Research, USA)
  • Tanja Lange   (Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Germany)
  • Reynald Lercier   (Centre d'Electronique de L'Armement, France)
  • Ben Lynn   (Stanford University, USA)
  • William Martin   (National Security Agency, USA)
  • Christof Paar   (Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Germany)
  • John Proos   (University of Waterloo, Canada)
  • Jean-Jacques Quisquater   (Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
  • Pankaj Rohatgi   (IBM Research, USA)
  • Victor Shoup   (New York University, USA)
  • Jerome A. Solinas   (National Security Agency, USA)
  • Edlyn Teske   (University of Waterloo, Canada)
  • Nicolas Theriault   (University of Toronto, Canada)
  • Eran Tromer   (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
  • Annegret Weng   (University of Essen, Germany)
Conference Programme:
All lectures will be held in the Davis Centre, Room 1302, at the University of Waterloo. Abstracts for the talks are available here.


  Monday, August 11

   8:00 -  9:00 am:  Coffee and registration

   9:00 - 10:00 am:  William Martin: High confidence software 
                     and systems, an NSA perspective

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

  10:30 - 11:30 am:  Pankaj Rohatgi: Power, EM and all that: Is your
                     crypto device really secure?

  11:30 - 12:30 pm:  Eran Tromer: Hardware-based implementation of
                     factoring algorithms

  12:30 -  2:15 pm:  lunch

   2:15 -  3:15 pm:  Hugo Krawczyk: Design and analysis of
                     authenticated Diffie-Hellman protocols

   3:15 -  3:45 pm:  Afternoon coffee break

   3:45 -  4:45 pm:  Victor Shoup: Practical verifiable encryption
                     and decryption of discrete logarithms

           6:00 pm:  Reception at the Waterloo Inn
           7:00 pm:  Banquet at the Waterloo Inn

  Tuesday, August 12

   8:00 -  9:00 am:  Morning coffee

   9:00 - 10:00 am:  Tanja Lange: Efficient arithmetic on 
                     (hyper-)elliptic curves over finite fields

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

  10:30 - 11:30 am:  Christof Paar: Hyperelliptic curve 
                     cryptosystems for embedded applications

  11:30 - 12:30 pm:  Jean-Jacques Quisquater: 2 or 3 side-channels 
                     for ECC

  12:30 -  2:15 pm:  lunch

   2:15 -  3:15 pm:  Reynald Lercier: Algorithmic aspects of 
                     Mestre's p-adic point counting ideas

   3:15 -  3:45 pm:  Afternoon coffee break

   3:45 -  4:45 pm:  Ben Lynn: Applications of bilinear maps

   4:45 -  7:00 pm:  Cocktail Reception (Davis Centre, University 
                     of Waterloo)

  Wednesday, August 13

   8:00 -  9:00 am:  Morning coffee

   9:00 - 10:00 am:  John Proos: Security in the presence of 
                     decryption failures

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

  10:30 - 11:30 am:  Nicolas Theriault: Index calculus attack for 
                     hyperelliptic curves of small genus

  11:30 -  1:00 pm:  lunch

   1:00 -  2:00 pm:  Annegret Weng: Distribution of group orders of
                     abelian varieties

   2:00 -  3:00 pm:  Edlyn Teske: Weak fields for ECC

There will be a registration fee this year of $250 Cdn or $170 US ($150 Cdn or $100 US for full-time graduate students). Sorry, but we cannot accept payment in Euros. PLEASE 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 1st of August, 2003. However, you are encouraged to register earlier than Aug 1 since some hotels have a cutoff date of June 29. To register, complete, in full, the attached REGISTRATION FORM and return it along with your payment to: Mrs. Adrienne Richter, C&O Dept., University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1. You can also send your registration form by fax (519-725-5441) or by email (ecc2003@math.uwaterloo.ca). Confirmation of your registration will be sent by email when payment is received in full.
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Kitchener-Waterloo is approximately 100km/60miles from Pearson International Airport in Toronto. Ground transportation to Kitchener-Waterloo can be pre-arranged with 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 $38 CAD per person, one way, with Airways Transit (open 24 hours a day). Please quote "ECC2003" when making your reservation. Airways 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.
Terminal 2: proceed to Airways Transit desk, Arrivals Level, Area E.
Terminal 3: proceed to Ground Transportation Booth, Arrivals Level, between Doors B and C.

You can make a reservation through their web site:
Or, you can complete the form below and send by mail or fax (519-886-2141) 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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There is a limited block of rooms set aside on a first-come first-serve basis at the Waterloo Inn for the evenings of August 10, 11, 12 and 13, and at the Comfort Inn for the evenings of August 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13. Please note that the Waterloo Inn is sold out for the evening of August 9.

Address: 475 King Street North, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2J 2Z5
Phone: (519) 884-0222
Fax: (519) 884-0321
Toll Free: 1-800-361-4708
Website: www.waterlooinn.com
Rate: $118 Cdn plus taxes/night for a single or double room
Please quote "ECC 2003" when making your reservation
Availability: Evenings of August 10, 11, 12, 13
Cut-off date: June 29, 2003

Address: 190 Weber Street North, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2J 3H4
Phone: (519) 747-9400
Rate: $80 Cdn plus taxes/night for a single or double room
Please quote "ECC 2003" when making your reservation
Availability: Evenings of August 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Cut-off date: July 7, 2003

Other hotels close to the University of Waterloo are:

(on-campus accommodation; no air conditioning)
Ron Eydt Village, Box 16610, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N3J 4C1
Phone: 519-884-5400, 519-746-7599
Website: www.conferences.uwaterloo.ca (see "Room Registration")
Approx rate: $52 Cdn plus taxes/night

547 King Street North, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 5Z7
Phone: (519) 884-0100
Website: www.destinationinn.com
Approx rate: $73 Cdn plus taxes/night

St. Jacobs Country Inn
50 Benjamin Road East, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2V 2J9
Phone: (519) 884-9295
Website: www.stjacobscountryinn.com
Approx rate: $129 Cdn plus taxes/night

2 King Street North, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2J 2W7
Phone: (519) 885-2626
Website: www.countryinns.org/inn_waterloo.html
Approx rate: $120-160 Cdn plus taxes/night

Hotel to Conference Transportation:
A shuttle to/from the campus will be available each day of the conference from the Waterloo Inn and Comfort Inn only. Place and times for pickup and drop-off will be emailed to registrants a week before the workshop.

Further Information:
For further information or to return your Registration, please contact:
    Mrs. Adrienne Richter
    Department of Combinatorics & Optimization
    University of Waterloo
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
    e-mail: ecc2003@math.uwaterloo.ca
    Fax: (519) 725-5441
    Phone: (519) 888-4027

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