1999 Conferences

The 3rd workshop on Elliptic Curve Cryptography
(ECC '99)

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
November 1, 2 & 3, 1999
Fourth and Final Announcement: October 5, 1999

ECC '99 is the third in a series of annual workshops dedicated to the study of elliptic curve cryptography. ECC '99 will have a broader scope than ECC '98 and ECC '97, which focussed primarily on the elliptic curve discrete logarithm problem. The main themes of ECC '99 will be:

  • Provably secure discrete log-based cryptographic protocols for encryption, signatures and key agreement.
  • Efficient software and hardware implementation of elliptic curve cryptosystems.
  • The discrete logarithm and elliptic curve discrete logarithm problems.
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 mathematicians, computer scientists and engineers in the academic, industry and government sectors.

There will be approximately 15 invited lectures (and no contributed talks), with the remaining time used for informal discussions.

  • Certicom Corp.
  • Communications and Information Technology Ontario (CITO, Canada)
  • MasterCard International
  • Mondex International Limited
  • University of Waterloo

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

  • Michel Abdalla (University of California at San Diego, USA)
  • Mihir Bellare (University of California at San Diego, USA)
  • Simon Blake-Wilson (Certicom Corp., Canada)
  • Steven Galbraith (University of Waterloo, Canada)
  • Robert Gallant (Certicom Corp., Canada)
  • Philippe Golle (Stanford University, USA)
  • Dan Gordon (Centre for Communications Research, USA)
  • Arjen Lenstra (Citibank, USA)
  • Reynald Lercier (Centre d'Electronique de L'Armement, France)
  • Michele Mosca (University of Waterloo, Canada)
  • Christof Paar (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA)
  • Jerome Solinas (National Security Agency, USA)
  • Andreas Stein (University of Waterloo, Canada)
  • Jacques Stern (Ecole Normale Superieure, France)
  • Edlyn Teske (University of Waterloo, Canada)
  • Stefan Wolf (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

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

Monday, November 1

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

 9:00 - 10:00 am:  Steven Galbraith: Some open problems relating to the ECDLP
                   (Arjen Lenstra had to cancel his talk due to illness.)

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

10:30 - 11:30 am:  Reynald Lercier: State-of-the-art in implementing
                   algorithms for the (ordinary) discrete logarithm 

11:30 -  1:00 pm:  lunch

 1:00 -  2:00 pm:  Andreas Stein: Recent developments in hyperelliptic 
                   curve cryptography

 2:00 -  3:00 pm:  Edlyn Teske: The parallelized kangaroo method.

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

 3:30 -  4:30 pm:  Michele Mosca: Capabilities and limitations of 
                   quantum computers.

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

Tuesday, November 2

 8:00 -  9:00 am:  Morning coffee

 9:00 - 10:00 am:  Mihir Bellare: Practice-oriented provable security.

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

10:30 - 11:30 am:  Jacques Stern: Secure design of discrete log signature

11:30 -  1:00 pm:  lunch

 1:00 -  2:00 pm:  Stefan Wolf: How secure is the Diffie-Hellman protocol?

 2:00 -  3:00 pm:  Michel Abdalla: DHAES: An encryption scheme based on
                   the Diffie-Hellman problem.

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

 3:30 -  4:30 pm:  Simon Blake-Wilson: Key agreement protocols and the
                   Diffie-Hellman problem

 4:30 -  6:00 pm:  Cocktail Reception in DC 1301

Wednesday, November 3

 8:00 -  9:00 am:  Morning coffee

 9:00 - 10:00 am:  Philippe Golle: Authenticating streamed data in the
                   presence of random packet loss.

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

10:30 - 11:30 am:  Dan Gordon: Fast exponentiation methods.

11:30 -  1:00 pm:  lunch

 1:00 -  2:00 pm:  Jerome Solinas: Efficient implementation of Koblitz 
                   curves and generalized Mersenne arithmetic.

 2:00 -  3:00 pm:  Christof Paar: Implementation options for finite field
                   arithmetic for elliptic curve cryptosystems.

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

 3:30 -  4:30 pm:  Robert Gallant: Efficient multiplication on curves
                   having an endomorphism of norm 1.



There will be a registration fee of $250 Cdn or $180 US
($100 Cdn or $70 US for students).  PLEASE REGISTER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE 
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 19th of 
October, 1999.  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. Confirmation of your registration will be
sent by email when payment is received in full.

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Registration Fee:                    $   250 Cdn  / $ 180 US

Student Registration Fee:            $   100 Cdn  /  $ 70 US

(Registration Fee Includes Banquet)
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Extra Guest Banquet Fee:             $    50 Cdn  /  $ 35 US
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TOTAL REGISTRATION FEE:              $___________________

**Make Cheque/Money Order Payable in Cdn or US funds only to:
                           ECC '99
        Credit Card payments cannot be accepted

Additional Information:

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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
$29 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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Toronto Arrival Date		Airline		Flight #

Arrival Time				Arriving From

Destination in Kitchener/Waterloo		No. in party


Surname					First name

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Waterloo, Ontario
Canada, N2V 1Y8

Fax:           (519) 886-2141
Telephone:     (519) 886-2121
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There is a limited block of rooms set aside on a first-come first-serve 
basis at the Waterloo Inn and the Comfort Inn for the evenings of 
October 31, Nov 1, Nov 2 and Nov 3.  Please make your reservations prior 
to September 20, 1999, directly with 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
Website:     www.waterlooinn.com
	- $88 Cdn plus taxes/night for a single or double room
	- please quote "ECC '99 Conference" when making your reservation.

Comfort Inn
190 Weber Street North
Waterloo, Ontario
Canada    N2J 3H4
Phone:       (519) 747-9400
	- $78 Cdn plus taxes/night for a single or double room
	- please quote "Group #11612" when making your reservation.

Other hotels close to the University of Waterloo are:

Destination Inn
547 King Street North  
Waterloo, Ontario     
Canada N2L 5Z7       
Phone: (519) 884-0100 
Fax:   (519) 746-8638
Approx rate: $75 Cdn plus taxes/night

Best Western
St. Jacobs Country Inn
50 Benjamin Road, East
Waterloo, Ontario
Canada N2V 2J9
Phone: (519) 884-9295
Approx rate: $109-$119 Cdn plus taxes/night

The Waterloo Hotel                       
2-4 King Street North
Waterloo, Ontario
Canada N2J 1N8
Phone: (519) 885-2626
Approx rate: $112-$130 Cdn plus taxes/night      


A shuttle to/from the campus will be available each day of the 
conference from the Waterloo Inn only.  Times for pickup and 
drop-off will be available at the registration desk of the
Waterloo Inn when you check in.

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:  ecc99@math.uwaterloo.ca
Fax:     (519) 725-5441
Phone:   (519) 888-4027