The 1 st Crypto Innovation School (CIS 2018)

An IACR Cryptology School connected to Asiacrypt 2018

Dates : November 29th-December 1st, 2018

Location: Shenzhen, China. Shenzhen is among the top 4 cities of mainland China and it is located immediately north of Hong Kong. Three (Shenzhen Bao'an, Hong Kong and Guangzhou Baiyun) international airports are within 2 hours' drive from the city of Shenzhen.

Topic

The organizers aim to build the winter school an annual event with varying topics in cryptography each year. Despite the main targeted audience being graduate students, postdocs (and early career faculties) in cryptography from the Asia-pacific region (mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Australia), the winter school is open to researchers of all levels and from all around the globe. All lectures and talks will be delivered in English.

The theme of the winter school this year is privacy, which includes (but is not limited to) the cryptographic foundations of privacy and privacy-preserving technologies, e.g., MPC, (F)HE, and differential privacy.

Registration

The school intends to admit 100 (and more up to the maximum capacity of the venue) attendees. Registration is free, but due to the limited capacity and budget, attendees need to apply for admission. Participants are required to have taken at least one university-level course in cryptography in advance. In addition, applicants who are not native English speakers are expected to exhibit good English skills in their CV. Applications are considered at the discretion of organizers on a first-come-first-served basis until the capacity is reached. Further, 10 stipends each of $500 (or equivalent) are available to students unable to obtain funding to attend the conference.

To apply for admission, send your CV to crypto.cis2018@gmail.com and in the meantime please indicate if you are eligible (i.e., as a student have no financial support for this trip) for the student stipend.

Application deadline: September 30, 2018
Notification date: October 10, 2018

Venue

THE PAVILION, 4002 Huaqiang Road North, Shenzhen, China.
Note we're not providing accommodation arrangements. You may make the bookings via Booking.com, TripAdvisor, Ctrip or other hotels in the neighborhood.

Invited Speakers

Program

Day 1: 29th Nov Day 2: 30th Nov Day 3: 1st Dec Day 4: 2nd Dec
8:30-9:30
Speaker:Jonathon Katz
Title:Introduction to MPC (I)
8:30-9:30
Speaker:abhi shelat
Title:TBA
8:30-9:30
Speaker:Yuval Ishai
Title:Homomorphic secret sharing and applications to MPC (I)
8:30-9:30
Speaker:Moni Naor
Title:Differential Privacy: what, How and Where (II)
9:30-9:45 Break 9:30-9:45 Break 9:30-9:45 Break 9:30-9:45 Break
9:45-10:45
Speaker:Jonathan Katz
Title:Introduction to MPC (II)
9:45-10:45
Speaker:Zvika Brakerski
Title:FHE, applications to MPC, and more (I)
9:45-10:45
Speaker:Yuval Ishai
Title:Homomorphic secret sharing and applications to MPC (II)
9:45-10:45
Speaker:Claudio Orlandi
Title:TBA
10:45-11:00 Break 10:45-11:00 Break 10:45-11:00 Break 10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-12:00
Speaker:Jonathan Katz
Title:Introduction to MPC (III)
11:00-12:00
Speaker:Zvika Brakerski
Title:FHE, applications to MPC, and more (II)
11:00-12:00
Speaker:Moni Naor
Title:Differential Privacy: what, How and Where (I)
11:00-12:00
Speaker:Claudio Orlandi
Title:TBA
12:00-13:30 Lunch 12:00-13:30 Lunch 12:00-13:30 Lunch Farewell
13:30-14:30
Speaker:Adi Shamir
Title:TBA
13:30-14:30
Speaker:Vinod Vaikuntanathan
Title:FHE, applications to MPC, and more (III)
REST
14:30-14:45 Break 14:30-14:45 Break
14:45-15:45
Speaker:Benny Pinkas
Title:MPC beyond generic computation: secure computation of intersections and other functions
14:45-15:45
Speaker:Vinod Vaikuntanathan
Title:FHE, applications to MPC, and more (IV)
REST
15:45-16:00 Break 15:45-16:00 Break
16:00-17:00
Speaker:Benny Pinkas
Title:MPC beyond generic computation: secure computation of intersections and other functions
16:00-17:00 Speaker:Carmit Hazay Title:Introduction to MPC-in-the-Head REST
17:00-17:15 Break 17:00-17:15 Break
17:15-18:15
Speaker:abhi shelat
Title:TBA
17:15-18:15
Speaker:Carmit Hazay
Title:Practical Instances of MPC-in-the-head
REST
18:15-20:00 Dinner 18:15-20:00 Dinner 18:15-20:00 Dinner

General Co-chairs

  • Xiaoyun Wang
    (Tsinghua University)
  • Yu Yu
    (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

Organizing Committee

  • Fei Chen
    (Shenzhen University)
  • Kefei Chen
    (Hangzhou Normal University)
  • Yu Chen
    (IIE, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
  • Yi Deng
    (IIE, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
  • Debiao He
    (Wuhan University)
  • Xuejia Lai
    (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
  • Zhiqiang Liu
    (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
  • Kui Ren
    (Zhejiang University)
  • Lei Wang
    (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
  • Jian Weng
    (Jinan University)
  • Jiang Zhang
    (State Key Laboratory of Cryptology)
  • Zexuan Zhu
    (Shenzhen University)

Organizer

Co-organizer

IACR Cryptology School

Accommodation

THE PAVILION

Located at the heart of the flourishing business and shopping district of Shenzhen, The Pavilion has become known as the leading 5 star “Green” business hotel, creating an exceptional atmosphere of luxury, grandeur and elegance - with a peaceful, relaxing touch of nature. All rooms and suites, restaurants, banquet and conference rooms, as well as comprehensive health, entertainment and business facilities all ensure The Pavilion lives up to its promise of luxury and comfort.

The 291 well-appointed rooms and suites are designed with a blend of elegance and fashion. High-speed Internet access, Wi-fi and environmental protection commodities and facilities are yours,but perhaps most captivating feature of your room is “The Pavilion Cosy Bed”- you can choose from different kinds of delicate pillows, ensuring your personal comfort. Add to that the“One Stop”commitment of our staff to bring you 24-hour premium services and you are sure to feel at home away from home.

TRAVEL

I.SHENZHEN BAO'AN——THE PAVILION

1. Get on G4 Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau Expressway/Guangshen Expressway from Airport 4th/Airport 4th Road and Airport Road;(6min, 2.8km)

2.Follow G4 Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau Expressway/Guangshen Expressway to Nanhai Avenue in Nanshan District. Take exit North Ring Road / Nantou / Xili from G4 Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau Expressway/Guangshen Expressway;(12min, 13.9km)

3.Get on North Ring Road;(3min, 1.9km)

4.Follow North Ring Road to Nigang West Road in Futian District. Exit from North Ring Road;(17min, 16.8km)

5.Continue on Nigang West Road to your destination. (4min, 1.5km)

II.Guangzhou Baiyun——Guangzhounan Railway Station——Shenzhenbei Railway Station——The Pavilion

1.Get on S15 Shenhai Expressway Guangzhou Branch/S81 Guangzhou Huancheng Expressway / Beihuan Expressway from Airport Road; (7min, 2.1km)

2.Follow S81 Guangzhou Huancheng Expressway and S39 Dongxin Expressway to Hanxi Avenue West in Panyu District. Take exit Railway Station / Guangzhou South Railway Station from S39 Dongxin Expressway; (31min, 30.0km)

3.Continue on Hanxi Avenue West to your destination. (4min, 1.6km)

4.Take the high-speed rail from Guangzhou South to Shenzhen North Railway Station.

5.Get on Fulong Road;6min, 3.4km

6.Continue on Fulong Road. Take North Ring Road to Nigang West Road in Futian District. Exit from North Ring Road; 15min, 15.0km

7.Continue on Nigang West Road to your destination. 4min, 1.5km

III.HONG KONG——SHENZHEN(SHEKOU)——THE PAVILION

1.Take the Airport Express to the Hong Kong Airport Haitian Ferry Terminal, then take the Xiangshen Ferry to the Port of Shenzhen(Shekou).

2.Take Wanghai Road, Shahe West Road, Binhai Avenue, Binhe Avenue and Huanggang Road to Huaxin Road in Futian District; (36min, 24.8km)

3.Continue on Huaxin Road to your destination. (3min, 500m)