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STORK Cryptography Workshop: Towards a Roadmap for Future Research

Late-breaking news: the preliminary program is online.
               STORK Cryptography Workshop:

           Towards a Roadmap for Future Research

                   November 26-27, 2002
       Golden Tulip Hotel de'Medici, Bruges, BELGIUM

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           http://www.stork.eu.org/workshop.html

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  Introduction

  The IST project STORK has the objective of establishing a roadmap for future
  European research in cryptography within the 6th Framework Programme
  (2002-2006). To this end, an open workshop is being held on November 26-27,
  2002, with the following objectives:

     * to identify gaps between state of the art in
       cryptology research and current and forthcoming
       requirements for cryptographic algorithms and
       techniques;
     * to establish a constituency of interested parties
       to contribute to and monitor the work of the
       STORK project in its planning of future research
       under FP6.

  The workshop is open to all interested parties. It will last for one and a
  half days, starting in the morning on Tuesday 26th November and ending with
  lunch on Wednesday 27th November. The preliminary program is now
  available. Submitting a position paper is no prerequisite for participation
  in the workshop.

  The deadline for early registration is October 28 !

  The workshop will take place in Bruges at the Golden Tulip Hotel de'Medici,
  situated just off the busy tourist centre of the city.

  Registration fee

  There are two possibilities :

     * Early registration : EUR 170,00. Form and payment
       must be received before October 28.
     * Normal registration : EUR 200,00. Form and payment
       received after October 28.

  In addition to the scientific program, payment of the
  registration fee entitles to :

     * a 3-course lunch on Tuesday November 26
     * a group dinner in a restaurant in Bruges on the
       evening of November 26
     * a 3-course lunch on Wednesday November 27
     * coffee breaks and refreshments during the meeting

  How to register to the workshop

  Download and print out the registration form which is available on this
  website (Word or PDF). Complete the form carefully and return it with your
  payment information to the organizing secretariat. You will receive a
  confirmation of your registration by e-mail.

  Payments

  Payment must accompany the registration for the meeting. Payment by credit
  card is the preferred method. Cheques will not be accepted. However payment
  by bank transfer is possible, but only for Belgian participants. Please
  contact the organizing secretariat for bank account details.

  Cancellations

  Cancellations in writing to the Organizing Secretariat Momentum before
  November 9, 2002 will be considered for a full refund less EUR 25 handling
  fee. After this date no refund will be made. Refunds will be handled after
  the workshop and only through the participant's credit card account.

  Organizing secretariat

       Momentum
       C/O Anne De Smet
       Industrieweg 3
       B-3001 Leuven
       Phone +32 16 40 45 55
       Fax +32 16 40 35 51
       E-mail: momentum@village.uunet.be

  Hotel accommodation

  Hotel accommodation has been reserved at a special
  group rate in the hotel where the workshop will take
  place, the Golden Tulip Hotel de'Medici****. Room
  rates are quoted per room, per night including
  breakfast , VAT and city tax. These rates will only be
  valid when booking through the conference organizer,
  Momentum, and not when booking directly to the hotel.

8th Estonian Winter School in Computer Science (EWSCS)

8th Estonian Winter School in Computer Science (EWSCS)

Palmse, Estonia

March 2 - 7, 2003

CALL for PARTICIPATION

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES

EWSCS is a series of regional-scope international winter schools held
annually in Estonia. EWSCS are organized by CIDEC, a joint initiative of
Institute of Cybernetics (Tallinn), Tallinn Technical University and
University of Tartu for the advancement of higher education in computer
science and information technology. EWSCS'03 is the eighth event of the
series.

The main objective of EWSCS is to expose Estonian, Baltic, and Nordic
graduate students in computer science (but also interested students from
elsewhere) to frontline research topics usually not covered within the
regular curricula. The subject of the schools is general computer science,
with a bias towards theory, this comprising both algorithms, complexity
and models of computation, and semantics, logic and programming theory.
The working language of the schools is English. 

PROGRAMME

The schools' scientific programme consists of short courses by renowned
specialists and a student session.

The course list for EWSCS'03 is the following:

    * Gregory Chaitin (IBM T.J. Watson RC): Algorithmic Information
      Theory
    * Patrick Cousot (ENS): Abstract Interpretation
    * Ivan Damgård (Aarhus U.): Theory and Practice of Multiparty
      Computation
    * Johan Håstad (KTH): The PCP Theorem with Some Applications to 
      Inapproximability

For the student session, short presentations (20 min) are solicited from
the participants of the school. The selection is based on abstracts of
roughly one page (50-60 lines of plain text).

The social programme consists of an excursion and a conference dinner.

VENUE

Palmse is a small settlement in the county of Lääne-Viru, 80 kms to the
east from Tallinn, renowned for a large manor that used to belong to the
von Pahlen family, today hosting the visitors' center of the Lahemaa
National Park.

Tallinn, Estonia's capital, is famous for its pictoresque mediaeval Old
Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. There are direct ights to Tallinn from
London, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Vienna, Moscow, Warsaw, Copenhagen, Stockholm,
Helsinki, ferries from Stockholm and Helsinki. From Vilnius, Riga, the
Eurolines coach service is the practical travel option.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Jaan Penjam, Institute of Cybernetics (co-chair)
Jüri Vain, Tallinn Technical University (co-chair)
Monika Perkmann, Institute of Cybernetics (secretary)
Helger Lipmaa, Helsinki University of Technology
Tarmo Uustalu, Institute of Cybernetics
Heli Uibo, University of Tartu
Varmo Vene, University of Tartu
Jaak Vilo, EBI, Cambridge

WEBPAGE

www.cs.ioc.ee/yik/schools/win2003/

EMAIL CONTACT

cidec@cs.ioc.ee


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