2006 Conferences

The 10th Workshop on Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC 2006)

The Fields Institute, Toronto
September 18, 19 & 20, 2006

Lecture slides are available here
Rump session program.

ECC 2006 is the tenth in a series of annual workshops dedicated to the study of elliptic curve cryptography and related areas. Over the past years the ECC conference series has broadened its scope beyond elliptic curve cryptography and now covers a wide range of areas within modern cryptography. For instance, past ECC conferences included presentations on hyperelliptic curve cryptography, pairing-based cryptography, side-channel attacks, voting protocols, quantum key distribution, AES, hash functions, and implementation issues.

At the same time ECC continues to be the premier conference on elliptic curve cryptography. It is hoped that ECC 2006 will further our mission of encouraging and stimulating research on the security and implementation of elliptic curve cryptosystems and related areas, and encouraging collaboration between mathematicians, computer scientists and engineers in the academic, industry and government sectors.


Organizers: Speakers: Conference Program: Lectures start at 8:00 am on Monday (Sep 18), and conclude at 1:00 pm on Wednesday (Sep 20). The schedule of lectures is available here. Abstracts of lectures are available here.

A reception will be held on Monday evening at the Fields Institute, and a banquet on Tuesday evening at a nearby Chinese restaurant. In addition, a light lunch will be served on Wednesday.

There will be a Rump Session on Monday evening, where participants can give short (5-10 minutes) presentations on recent results, work in progress, or make announcements of interest to attendees. A call for papers for the Rump Session will be issued to registrants in early September.

Fields Fall 2006 Thematic Program in Cryptography:
ECC 2006 will be one of the events being organized in conjunction with the Fields Institute Fall 2006 Thematic Program in Cryptography. ECC 2006 attendees who are interested in office space or funding can apply to Fields for funding.

Summer School:
Tanja Lange will be organizing a course at Fields on Elliptic and Hyperelliptic Curve Cryptography. The course is intended for graduate students in cryptography and mathematics, and will take place from September 11-15. There are no fees for this course.

The Fields Institute is located in the downtown campus of the University of Toronto. The Fields web site has travel information, directions to the Institute including a map.

The Fields web site has a listing of hotels that are within walking distance to the Institute. You are advised to book your hotel rooms as early as possible -- some hotels may not have rooms available at discounted rates because the Toronto Film Festival is being held from Sep 7-16.
Update: As of September 9, the following hotels have rooms available: Castlegate Inn, The Grange Apartment Hotel. For contact information and rates, please visit the Fields housing page.

A limited block of rooms has been set aside on a first-come first-serve basis at the Days Hotel [10-15 minute walk from Fields]
Rate: Cdn $115/night + 15% tax for a single or double room
Reservations must be made by phone (416-977-6655) or by email (reservations@dayshoteltoronto.ca) in order to get this special rate.
Please quote "Fields Institute" when making your reservation.
Cut-off date for rooms: August 18, 2006.

REGISRATION IS NOW AT CAPACITY AND HAS CLOSED. To be placed on a waiting list in case of cancellations please contact ECC@fields.utoronto.ca

All ECC 2006 attendees will have to register. (Please note that registration for other Fields workshops will not entitle you to attend ECC 2006.) Registration fees have been set at Cdn $250 (Cdn $150 for full-time graduate students and postdoctoral fellows). PLEASE REGISTER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AS SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS WORKSHOP. Registration is on a first-come first-serve basis. To register, please complete the registration form available at the Fields Institute web site.

Further information:
For further information, please contact:
    Alfred Menezes
    e-mail: ajmeneze [at] uwaterloo.ca