Recent years have witnessed exciting developments in cryptology. There is a rapidly increasing amount of data available that are stored and processed in a distributed manner, for instance in the cloud or as part of a network of smaller, embedded devices. This growth of information technology and its ubiquity in everyday life gives rise to new and exciting challenges in cryptology. This has already led to no less exciting technical developments aimed at meeting these challenges. These developments span many different aspects of the field, ranging from new foundational concepts and hardness assumptions, new algorithms and protocols with surprising functionality and security properties, new hardware and software deployment methods, as well as new cryptanalytic and attack technology.
The purpose of this 3-day workshop is to bring together leading researchers from all areas of cryptology, and provide a comprehensive coverage of the state-of-the-art in the field as well as an outlook of the challenges that lie ahead.