2004 Conferences

The 8th Workshop on Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC 2004)

Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
September 20, 21 & 22, 2004
Final Announcement
Lecture slides are available here

ECC 2004 is the eighth in a series of annual workshops dedicated to the study of elliptic curve cryptography and related areas. The main themes of ECC 2004 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.

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.

Sponsors: Organizers: Speakers
  • Roberto Avanzi   (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
  • Paulo Barreto   (University of Sao Paulo and Scopus Tecnologia, Brazil)
  • Pierrick Gaudry   (LIX Paris, France)
  • Ming-Deh Huang   (University of Southern California, USA)
  • Marc Joye   (Gemplus, France)
  • Norbert Lütkenhaus   (University of Erlangen, Germany)
  • Alexander May   (University of Paderborn, Germany)
  • Kim Nguyen   (Bundesdruckerei GmbH, Germany)
  • Wayne Raskind   (University of Southern California, USA)
  • Matt Robshaw   (Royal Holloway University of London, UK)
  • Werner Schindler   (BSI, Germany)
  • Jasper Scholten   (KU Leuven, Belgium)
  • Hovav Shacham   (Stanford University, USA)
  • Igor Shparlinski   (Macquarie University, Australia)
  • Nigel Smart   (University of Bristol, UK)
  • Thomas Wollinger   (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany)
Conference Programme:
Titles and abstracts for the talks are available here.
Lecture slides are available here.

Summer School:
For the first time the ECC workshop will be held together with a summer school on elliptic curve cryptography. This summer school is organized by VAMPIRE, the Virtual Application and Implementation Research Lab within the European project ECRYPT.

The school will take place September 13-17, 2004, in the Ruhr-University Bochum. Our target audience are students, PhD students and practitioners with background in applications and industry. More information about the summer school can be found here.

The full conference fee is 170 EUR for regular attendees, and 80 EUR for students. Please register as soon as possible as space is limited. An online registration form is available here.

Bochum is situated approximately 50 km from Düsseldorf International Airport (DUS), about 100 km from Cologne airport (CGN), and about 300 km from Frankfurt Airport. All three airports have excellent train connections to Bochum. Participants should plan to arrive on September 19 to be able to attend the lectures on Monday morning.

Düsseldorf Airport to Bochum Hauptbahnhof (main station):
From any of the terminals take the free airport shuttle to the train station (Flughafen bahnhof). From there you can buy a "Zone C" ticket for Euro 7.50 and you must remember to validate (time stamp) the ticket before boarding the train. There are plenty of trains from this station to Bochum HBF. The Zone C ticket is valid on S-Bahn, RE and IR trains. If you take an Intercity train then you will have to pay a higher fare. Tickets can be bought using a credit card or "Geld-Karte" at the vending machines or from the conductor on the train (this might cost a bit more). You can also take a taxi from Düsseldorf airport to Bochum at a cost of around 65 Euro.

Note that there is an airport in Mönchengladbach which is also called "Düsseldorf airport" and which is served by a few smaller airlines within Europe. One can also get to Bochum from this airport by using the S-bahn, but the journey time is longer (about 2 hours).

Frankfurt Airport to Bochum Hauptbahnhof (main station):
An exact timetable for trains to Bochum Hauptbahnhof can be found here. Tickets may be purchased at the station or on the train (higher fare).

Bochum Hauptbahnhof (main station) to the Center of IT-Security:
Take the subway U35 (direction Hustadt) and get off at station Hustadt. On the subway it is necessary to buy a ticket "Zone A" in advance and validate (time stamp) it either before entering the platform. In case you have a ticket "Zone C" it is still valid here. The Center of IT-Security is near the subway station Hustadt. The exit of this station leads to a bridge at the Schattbachstreet. There you have to turn right. You will find the Lise-Meitner-Allee after 100m at the left hand side of the Schattbachstreet. The Center of IT-Security is located at Lise-Meitner-Allee 4.

By car:
Take highway A43. Leave the A43 at departure Bochum-Querenburg. Then follow the Universitätsstraße in direction to Ruhr-Universität. Leave the Universitätsstraße at the second departure Fachhochschule/Uni-Ost. Turn right into Schattbachstreet (it leads under a bridge). Then turn left into the Lise-Meitner-Allee. The Center of IT-Security is located at Lise-Meitner-Allee 4.

We have reserved a number of rooms on a first-come first-serve basis at the following hotels. To obtain the prices listed below include the respective quotations when making your reservation

Hotel Acora
Address: Nordring 44-50 (center of Bochum)
Phone: (+49)234 68 96 0
Fax: (+49)234 68 96 700
Rate: single 66,50 EUR, double 80,50 EUR (both include breakfast)
Please note that the rates are available only when registering via email, fax or phone, and not via the web-form.
Please mention "ECC-Workshop" when making your reservation
Cut-off date: July 30, 2004

Hotel Haus Oekey
Address: Auf dem Alten Kamp 10 (halfway between university and city center)
Phone: (+49)234 388 13 0
Fax: (+49)234 388 13 88
Rate: single 52 EUR, double 70 EUR (both include breakfast)
Please mention "Ruhr-University, Lange" when making your reservation
Cut-off date: August 10, 2004

Hotel IBIS am Hauptbahnhof
Address: Kurt-Schumacher-Platz 13-15 (next to main station)
Phone: (+49)234/91430
Fax: (+49)234/680778
Rate: single 49 EUR, breakfast is available for 9 EUR.
The fee inlcudes free public transport in Bochum
Please mention mention "ECC" when making your reservation
Cut-off date: August 12, 2004

Hotel Kolpinghaus
Address: Maximilian-Kolbe-Str. 14-18 (close to main station, center)
Rate: single 46 EUR, double 24 EUR (including breakfast)
There are communal bathrooms on each floor
Please make your booking via Tanja Lange (lange@itsc.rub.de) and mention with whom you would like to share a room.
Cut-off date: August 9, 2004

Holiday Inn Bochum
Rate: single 85 EUR (including breakfast)
Address: Massenbergstrasse 19-21 (centre, close to main station)
Phone: (+49)234/9690
Fax: (+49)234/9692222
Please mention "ECC Workshop" when making your reservation
Cut-off date: August 13, 2004

A list of other hotels can be found here and here (unfortunately the hotel page is available in German only).

Further information:
For further information, please contact:
    Tanja Lange
    Information Security and Cryptography
    Ruhr-University Bochum
    e-mail: ecc@crypto.rub.de
    Fax: +49 234 32 14430
    Phone: +49 234 32 23260