ECRYPT - European Network of Excellence for Cryptology
ECRYPT - European Network of Excellence for Cryptology is a 4-year
network of excellence funded within the Information Societies Technology (IST)
Programme of the European Commission's Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) under
contract number IST-2002-507932. It falls under the action line Towards a
global dependability and security framework. ECRYPT was launched on
February 1st, 2004. Its objective is to intensify the collaboration of
European researchers in information security, and more in particular in
cryptology and digital watermarking.
The activities of the ECRYPT Network of Excellence will be organized into five
virtual laboratories established as follows:
- Symmetric techniques virtual lab (STVL)
- Asymmetric techniques virtual lab (AZTEC)
- Protocols virtual lab (PROVILAB)
- Secure and efficient implementations virtual lab (VAMPIRE), and
- Watermarking and perceptual hashing virtual lab (WAVILA).
- Summer schools and workshops
- Exchanges of researchers, outside visitors
- Common publications, integration of tools
- Input to standardization bodies and other dissemination activities.
- Jointly executed targeted research, within ECRYPT's virtual labs
Calendar of Open (Public) Workshops and Schools organized by ECRYPT:
- Workshop on Secure Multiparty Protocols (SMP 2004), Amsterdam, Netherlands, 7-8 October 2004.
- Workshop on Provable Security, Versailles, France, 3-5 November 2004.
- State of the Art of Stream Ciphers (SASC), October 14-15, Brugge, Belgium.
- Workshop on Stream Ciphers, Bruges, Belgium, 14-15 October 2004.
- School on Elliptic Curve Cryptography, Autumn 2004.
- Workshop on Watermarking, Winter 2005.
- School on Algorithm Crptanalysis, Spring 2005.
- Workshop on Lightweight Cryptography, Summer 2005.
- School on Unconditionally Secure Protocols, Summer 2005.
- Workshop on Special-Purpose Hardware, Summer 2005.
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