The workshop is organized by ECRYPT, the European Network of Excellence in Cryptology, and in connection with DISC 2004, the 18th Annual Conference on Distributed Computing, which takes place October 5-7, in Amsterdam. (The program of October 7 will be partially joint with DISC, and held at the same venue.) The workshop is an activity of ECRYPT's PROVILAB, the virtual lab on cryptographic protocols.
The goal of a multiparty protocol can be of technical nature, such as synchronization of distributed state information, carrying out a distributed computation, or transferring digitally signed credentials anonymously. But it can also consist of an application itself, such as a secure payment system, privacy-preserving data access, electronic voting, secure auctions, and contract bidding. Secure protocols must reach their goals despite attacks from agents who participate in the protocol.
The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners from the cryptography and distributed computing areas, from academia and industry, who are working on secure multiparty protocols for distributed systems, in order to engage in a discussion about common goals and important research problems in the overlap of the areas.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the NH Tropen Hotel for EUR 99 (per day, single or double occupancy) excluding breakfast and taxes. Please contact the hotels directly and mention CWI/SMP workshop to get the negotiated price.
For contact details and for more hotels, see the CWI hotel page or the accommodation information of DISC 2004.
|Lorenzo Alvisi (University of Texas, Austin, USA)|
|Christian Cachin (IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland), chair|
|Ronald Cramer (CWI & Leiden University, The Netherlands)|
|Giuseppe Persiano (UniversitÓ di Salerno, Italy)|