DIMACS Workshop on Cryptographic Protocols in Complex Environments

May 15 - 17, 2002
DIMACS Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

Ran Canetti, IBM Watson Research Center, canetti@watson.ibm.com
Ueli Maurer, ETH Zurich, maurer@inf.ethz.ch
Rafail Ostrovsky, Telcordia Technologies, rafail@research.telcordia.com
Presented under the auspices of the Special Focus on Next Generation Networks Technologies and Applications.

Designing secure protocols for complex and unpredictable multi-user environments like the Internet is a non-trivial task. Challenges range from developing appropriate notions of security, to the design and analysis of efficient multi-party cryptographic protocols that satisfy these notions, to the secure implementation of these protocols. Recent years have seen considerable advancements in research towards design of secure multi-party protocols. These include dealing with the security implications of protocol composition, coming up with protocols with improved efficiency, and communication complexity and designing protocols for a variety of tasks such as electronic voting, auctions, private information retrieval, e-commerce, secure unicasting and multicasting.

This workshop is aimed at bringing together experts on topics related to the design of cryptographic multi-party protocols to present their on-going work, survey previous work and discuss future research directions -- with strong emphasis on the design, analysis, and implementation of protocols that maintain their security in complex adversarial environments and in particular in the Internet.

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