THE 9TH WORKSHOP ON ELLIPTIC CURVE CRYPTOGRAPHY (ECC 2005) Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen September 19-21, 2005 First Announcement March 5, 2005 ECC 2005 is the ninth 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 curve-based 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, quantum key distribution, AES, implementation issues, and deployments (e.g., cryptography for travel documents). At the same time ECC continues to be the premier conference on elliptic curve cryptography. It is hoped that ECC 2005 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. As with past ECC conferences, there will be about 15 invited lectures (and no contributed talks) delivered by internationally leading experts. There will be both state-of-the-art survey lectures as well as lectures on latest research developments. Sponsors: o Certicom o ECRYPT - European Network of Excellence in Cryptography o escrypt o HGI Ruhr-University Bochum o Technical University of Denmark o University of Duisburg Essen, Campus Essen o University of Waterloo Organizers: o Gerhard Frey (University of Duisburg-Essen) o Tanja Lange (Technical University of Denmark) o Alfred Menezes (University of Waterloo) o Christof Paar (Ruhr-Universität Bochum) o Scott Vanstone (University of Waterloo) Confirmed Speakers: o Peter Beelen (Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen) o Claus Diem (University Duisburg-Essen, Germany) o Steven Galbraith (Royal Holloway University of London, UK) o Rob Gallant (Certicom, Canada) o Florian Hess (TU Berlin, Germany) o Lars Knudsen (Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen) o Kenny Paterson (Royal Holloway University of London, UK) o Christophe Ritzenthaler (CRM Barcelona, Spain) o Takakazu Satoh (Technical University of Tokyo, Japan) o Martijn Stam (University of Bristol, UK) o Rainer Steinwandt (University Karlsruhe, Germany) o Scott Vanstone (University of Waterloo, Canada) o Andre Weimerskirch (escrypt, Germany) Summer School: After receiving so much positive feedback we decided to also have a summer school on ECC the week before, i.e. September 12.-16.th. Our school will be aimed at PhD students with some background on cryptography and mathematics and at Post-Docs in neighboring fields. The speakers are not yet fixed - more details are to follow in the second announcement. Travel: The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is situated in Kongens Lyngby, in a suburb of Copenhagen, the Capital of Denmark. There are local trains commuting between Copenhagen main station and Lyngby and the ride takes 20 minutes. There are international trains including night trains to Copenhagen and Copenhagen's airport is served by all major airlines. Some cheap flight companies also serve Malmo which is well connected to Copenhagen by train. To find out in more detail how to get there, check Transportation to DTU. Accommodations: A list of hotels will be posted before the conference. For further information, please contact: Tanja Lange Institute for Mathematics Technical University of Denmark e-mail: email@example.com Fax: +45 4588 1399 Phone: +45 4525 3007 The second announcement will be made in mid-April and will include registration and local (i.e., accommodation and transportation) information, and an updated list of confirmed speakers.