==================================================================== THE 12TH WORKSHOP ON ELLIPTIC CURVE CRYPTOGRAPHY (ECC 2008) CFP: Workshop on Elliptic Curve Cryptography
September 22, 23, & 24, 2008, Utrecht, the Netherlands
organized by Technische Universiteit Eindhoven


First Announcement:

ECC 2008 is the 12th 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
elliptic curve 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, side-channel attacks, voting protocols,
quantum key distribution, AES, hash functions, and implementation

At the same time ECC continues to be the premier conference on
elliptic curve cryptography. It is hoped that ECC 2008 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

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.  
There will be a Rump Session on Monday evening, where participants can
give short (5-10 minutes) presentations on recent results, work in
progress, or make announcements of interest to attendees. A call for
submissions for the Rump Session will be issued to registrants in early


    * Mark Bauer (University of Calgary)
    * Daniel J. Bernstein (University of Illinois at Chicago)
    * Tanja Lange (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven)
    * Gary McGuire (University College Dublin)
    * Alfred Menezes (University of Waterloo)
    * Victor Miller (Institute for Defense Analyses)
    * Christof Paar (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
    * Scott Vanstone (University of Waterloo)
Local organizers:

    * Anita Klooster (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven)
    * Tanja Lange (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven)
Summer School:

We will host a summer school on Elliptic and Hyperelliptic Curve
Cryptography the week before ECC in Eindhoven. The course is intended
for graduate students in cryptography and mathematics, and will take
place from September 15-20.


Utrecht is one of the old, typical Dutch cities with canals and old
brick houses. It is 30 minutes by train from Schiphol (Amsterdam
airport) and one of the train hubs of the Netherlands. 
Useful pages: 
Search engines for international train tickets: http://www.nshispeed.nl/en
and national train tickets: http://www.ns.nl/


We are currently discussing with several hotels in Utrecht to block
rooms for September 21-24. Details will be published soon. The English
information about Utrecht 
is not detailed. If you dare, visit the information in Dutch. 
The Utrecht tourism site is much better.

For further information, please contact:                                     
     Tanja Lange                                                              


The second announcement will be made in May and will include an
initial list of confirmed speakers.

If you did not receive this announcement by email and would like to 
be added to the mailing list for the second announcement, please send 
a brief email to tanja@hyperelliptic.org. 

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email to tanja@hyperelliptic.org.

The announcements are also available from the web site