2001 Conferences

The 5th Workshop on Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC 2001)

University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
NEW DATES: October 29, 30, & 31, 2001
Final Announcement: October 17, 2001

ECC 2001 is the fifth in a series of annual workshops dedicated to the study of elliptic curve cryptography and related areas. The main themes of ECC 2001 will be:

  • The discrete logarithm and elliptic curve discrete logarithm problems.
  • Provably secure discrete log-based cryptographic protocols for encryption, signatures and key agreement.
  • Efficient software and hardware implementation of elliptic curve cryptosystems.
  • Deployment of elliptic curve cryptography.
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 15 invited lectures (and no contributed talks), with the remaining time used for informal discussions. There will be both survey lectures as well as lectures on latest research developments.

  • Alcatel Canada
  • Certicom Corp.
  • Communications and Information Technology Ontario
  • MasterCard International
  • Mondex International Limited
  • University of Waterloo
  • Alfred Menezes   (University of Waterloo)
  • Edlyn Teske     (University of Waterloo)
  • Scott Vanstone   (University of Waterloo)
  • Dan Bernstein   (University of Illinois Chicago, USA)
  • Dan Brown   (Certicom Corp., Canada)
  • Gerhard Frey   (University of Essen, Germany)
  • Pierrick Gaudry   (Ecole Polytechnique, France)
  • Darrel Hankerson   (Auburn University, USA)
  • Robert Harley   (Argotech, France)
  • Florian Hess   (University of Bristol, UK)
  • Raymond Laflamme   (University of Waterloo, Canada)
  • Erik Knudsen   (Oberthur Card Systems, France)
  • Alfred Menezes   (University of Waterloo, Canada)
  • Tatsuaki Okamoto   (NTT, Japan)
  • Richard Schroeppel   (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
  • Alice Silverberg   (Ohio State University, USA)
  • Berit Skjernaa   (University of Aarhus, Denmark)
  • Brian Snow   (National Security Agency, USA)
  • Jerome Solinas   (National Security Agency, USA)
  • Annegret Weng   (University of Essen, Germany)

All lectures will take place at Federation Hall, University of Waterloo.
Abstracts for the talks are available here.


  Monday, October 29

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

   9:00 - 10:00 am: Brian Snow: We need more assurance in security products

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

  10:30 - 11:30 am: Darrel Hankerson: Performance comparisons of
                    elliptic curve systems in software

  11:30 -  1:00 pm: lunch

   1:00 -  2:00 pm: Dan Bernstein: A software implementation of NIST P-224

   2:00 -  3:00 pm: Jerome A. Solinas: Some computational speedups and
                    bandwidth improvements for curves over prime fields

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

   3:30 -  4:30 pm: Raymond Laflamme: Quantum Computing

           5:30 pm: Conference Banquet at the Black Forest Inn

  Tuesday, October 30

   8:00 -  9:00 am: Morning coffee

   9:00 - 10:00 am: Gerhard Frey: Algebraic-geometric discrete
                    logarithms: An overview

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

  10:30 - 11:30 am: Alfred Menezes: Cryptographic implications of
                    Weil descent

  11:30 -  1:00 pm: lunch

   1:00 -  2:00 pm: Florian Hess: An extension of the GHS Weil 
                    descent attack

   2:00 -  3:00 pm: Tatsuaki Okamoto: Generic conversions for
                    constructing IND-CCA2 public-key encryption in
                    the random oracle model

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

   3:30 -  4:30 pm: Dan Brown: A security analysis of the elliptic
                    curve digital signature algorithm

   4:30 -  7:00 pm: Cocktail Reception

  Wednesday, October 31

   8:00 -  9:00 am: Morning coffee

   9:00 - 10:00 am: Alice Silverberg: Elliptic curves: The state of the art

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

  10:30 - 11:30 am: Pierrick Gaudry: Algorithms for point counting on
                    elliptic and hyperelliptic curves

  11:30 -  1:00 pm: lunch

   1:00 -  2:00 pm: Annegret Weng: The CM-method for hyperelliptic curves

   2:00 -  3:30 pm: Rump Session
                    Berit Skjernaa: Point counting on elliptic curves over
                        finite fields of small characteristics
                    Robert Harley: Generating secure elliptic curves using
                        the AGM and early abort strategies
                    Erik Knudsen: Point halving-How it works
                    Richard Schroeppel: Point halving

There will be a registration fee this year of $300 Cdn or $200 US ($150 Cdn or $100 US for full-time graduate students). 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 25th of October, 2001. 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, Ontatio, Canada N2L 3G1. 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 $32.00 CAD 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,
    between doors B and C.

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.

You can also book on-line at their web-site at: www.airwaystransit.com/reservation.html providing that the information on the form below is complete. Please make sure to quote "ECC Conference" to receive the conference rate.

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Waterloo, Ontario
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Fax:           (519) 886-2141
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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 27, 28, 29 and 30. Please make your reservations as soon as possible, directly with the hotel.

Comfort Inn
190 Weber Street North
Waterloo, Ontario
Canada N2J 3H4
Phone: (519) 747-9400
- $84 Cdn plus taxes/night for a single or double room
- please quote "ECC 2001" or "#12028" when making your reservation.

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
- $112 Cdn plus taxes/night for a single or double room
- please quote "ECC 2001 Conference" 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: $77 Cdn plus taxes/night

Best Western
St. Jacobs Country Inn
50 Benjamin Road, East
Waterloo, Ontario
Canada N2V 2J9
Phone: (519) 884-9295
Website: www.stjacobscountryinn.com
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.
  • Monday, October 29th
    Waterloo Inn to Federation Hall:   7:30 am & 8:00 am
    Federation Hall to Banquet:   5:00 pm & 5:45 pm
    Banquet location to Waterloo Inn:   9:15 pm & 10:15 pm
  • Tuesday, October 30th
    Waterloo Inn to Federation Hall:   8:00 am & 8:30 am
    Federation Hall to Waterloo Inn:   6:30 pm & 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, October 31st
    Waterloo Inn to Federation Hall:   8:00 am & 8:30 am
    Federation Hall to Waterloo Inn:   5:00 pm

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

Mrs. Frances Hannigan
Department of Combinatorics & Optimization
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada &npsp; N2L 3G1
e-mail: ecc2001@math.uwaterloo.ca
Fax: (519) 725-5441
Phone: (519) 888-4027

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