DIMACS Workshop on Multicore and Cryptography

July 21 - 23, 2014
Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
Wesley J. Howe Center, 4th Floor, Bissinger Room
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Christian Bischof, Technische Universitšt Darmstadt, christian.bischof at tu-darmstadt.de
Johannes Buchmann, Technische Universitšt Darmstadt, buchmann at cdc.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de
Wayne Patterson, Howard University, wpatterson at howard.edu
Susanne Wetzel, Stevens Institute of Technology, swetzel at cs dot stevens dot edu
Presented under the auspices of the DIMACS Special Focus on Cybersecurity with additional support from the National Science Foundation under grant number DUE-1027452 to Stevens Institute of Technology.

Call for Participation:

Over the last few years, multi/many-core equipment has become more and more ubiquitous. Recently, multi-core processors have even been introduced in modern mobile phones. A performance improvement in today's computing equipment is no longer due to increases in clock rates but is achieved through the adding of additional cores. In the context of cryptography and cryptanalysis, this development presents adouble-edged sword. On one side, multi/many-core computing provides for great opportunities for developing and using more sophisticated security protocols and stronger cryptographic mechanisms, even on devices that once had only limited computational resources. Yet, the downside of this development is that some (substantial) parallel computing capabilities are now widely available at low cost which poses a challenge in that it takes cryptanalysis to a new level.

The goal of this workshop is to explore and advance the state-of-the-art of multi-/many core computing in cryptography in theory, practice, and education. The workshop seeks to bridge across the disciplines and bring together researchers and educators from both parallel computing and cybersecurity. Questions of interest to this workshop include: How to design new cryptographic primitives and protocols that can make efficient use of ever-evolving multi/many-core computing? How to design and implement new cryptographic primitives and protocols that withstand cryptanalysis in the context of multi/many-core capabilities? How to best (re-)implement legacy mechanism and protocols and adjust parameter choices for multi/many-core computing environments? Aside from looking at the topic from a research perspective, this workshop will also include a focus on introducing the topic to teaching. Specifically, the workshop intends to bridge the gap between teaching and research, exploring successful teaching methods and allowing participants to introduce and share their teaching materials.

Anyone interested can contribute a talk. The deadline for submitting a 1-page abstract outlining the contribution is to June 12, 2014. Submissions are accepted through EasyChair at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dimacswsmc2014

Authors of contributed talks will be notified of acceptance by June 16, 2014.

The workshop is open to all who register.

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