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13:51 [Job][New] Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon / INRIA

  The Aric INRIA team is seeking for a post-doctoral fellow on lattice-based cryptology.

Topics include design of cryptographic protocols, cryptanalysis, security proofs, implementation,...

The position, funded by INRIA, will be for one year. The position is part of the centralized INRIA post-doc campaign.

13:51 [Job][New] Scholarship/Student Jobs, Master in Computer Science, University of Luxembourg

  University of Luxembourg is offering a Master program in Computer Science (MICS) taught in English. The program is divided into profiles one of which is Information Security. Tuition is 200 eur/semester. Student job positions are available for the top applicants. Some of the master research projects are described here: https//

Deadline: April 30, 2012 (non-EU candidates) August 15, 2012 (EU candidates)

11:00 [Conf][PKC] PKC 2012 : Call for Participation

15th IACR International Conference on Practice and Theory
in Public Key Cryptography

PKC 2012

May 21-23, 2012
Darmstadt, Germany

The International Conference on Practice and Theory in Public-Key Cryptography (PKC) has been the main annual conference focusing on all aspects of public-key cryptography, attracting cutting-edge results from world-renowned scientists in the area. It is organized annually by the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR). The 15th edition of the conference will be held for the first time in Germany, organized by Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt (CASED).

PKC 2012 will be held at the modern congress center Darmstadtium, located in the city center. Darmstadt is conveniently reachable from Frankfurt International Airport via a direct bus connection.

The PKC 2012 program comprises 1 invited talk and 41 contributed papers. The invited talk will be given by Prof. David Pointcheval (ENS Paris). All researchers and students are welcome to participate. In an informal atmosphere participants will be able to interact and collaborate during the conference. Please visit the PKC 2012 website ( for more information about accepted papers, conference program, social program, accommodation and travel directions.

Registration is open at:

Register until 31.03.2012 at the 'early registration' rate of USD 580 (regular) or USD 290 (students).

Please join us in Darmstadt for the 15th IACR International Conference on Practice and Theory in Public Key Cryptography!

Your PKC 2012 chairs

Johannes Buchmann (TU Darmstadt)
Marc Fischlin (TU Darmstadt)
Mark Manulis (University of Surrey)

10:43 [Conf][EC] Eurocrypt 2012 has now passed the 200 registrants milestone

  Eurocrypt 2012 has now passed the 200 registrants milestone.

09:38 [Job][New] Research Fellow of Cryptography, University of Tartu, Estonia

  We are seeking candidates for a position as Research Fellow of Cryptography at the Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu (5 years, 01.06.2012 - 31.05.2017).

We expect successful candidates to collaborate with the existing members of our group (Dominique Unruh, Helger Lipmaa, Sven Laur, Bingsheng Zhang). Current interests of our group include (but are not limited to):

  • Foundations of cryptography
  • Efficient cryptographic protocols
  • Quantum cryptography
  • Computer-aided verification of cryptography
  • Formal methods in cryptography
  • Electronic voting

Furthermore, the candidate has to fulfill a light teaching load (2 hours per week).

06:19 [Event][Update] SECRYPT 2012: 9th International Conference on Security and Cryptography

  Submission: 15 March 2012
Notification: 4 May 2012
From July 24 to July 27
Location: Rome, Italy
More Information:

06:15 [Event][New] SICK'12: IEEE LCN Workshop on Security in Communications Networks

  Submission: 12 May 2012
Notification: 30 June 2012
From October 22 to October 25
Location: Clearwater, FL
More Information:

16:11 [Job][New] Ph.D studentship, School of Computing Science, Newcastle University, UK


A PhD studentship is available at the School of Computing Science, Newcastle University, UK. The research will be in the area of security and applied cryptography. Topics include, but are not limited by, authenticated key exchange, electronic voting, digital cash, and anonymous auction etc. It is expected that the student will work on a topic of his/her most interest and expertise, with aim to make an impact on real-world applications.

The studentship will cover the tuition fee, and provide a stipend of £14,790 per year for maintenance. However, the studentship is limited to EU students (otherwise, there will be a gap of tuition fee to fill).

To apply, please send your CV and a brief research proposal to Dr Feng Hao (feng.hao at The proposal does not need to be perfect (it is OK to look silly and crazy), but it should clearly identify the outstanding security problems that you are keen to solve; the solution to the problem is less important.

14:04 [Conf][EC] Traditional English Treat : Homemade scones, jam and cream

  Have just been informed by the College that the afternoon tea after the "Walking Tour" of Cambridge will be a traditional English afternoon tea. Including home made scones, jam and cream. Sign up for the tours at the Eurocrypt web site

14:42 [Event][New] HotPETs'12: 5th Hot Topics in Privacy Enhancing Technologies

  Submission: 16 April 2012
Notification: 14 May 2012
From July 13 to July 13
Location: Vigo, Spain
More Information:

14:40 [Job][New] PhD student and Postdoc positions, Laboratory of Algorithmics, Cryptography and Security (LACS), University of Luxembourg

  The research group LACS/Cryptolux has 2 Ph.D. student and 1 postdoctoral positions in cryptography and IT security. Applicants with interest in the following areas are particularly welcome to apply:

  • Cryptanalysis and design of block, stream ciphers, hash functions and MACs
  • Anonymity and privacy
  • Side-channel attacks and countermeasures
  • Algorithmic aspects of cryptography and security
  • Practical IT security, white hat hacking

For Ph.D. position master diploma in CS or applied mathematics with outstanding grades is required. Please send a letter explaining your interests and your CV+photo and transcript of grades. For the postdoctoral position please add at least three names of references that can be contacted for recommendations. Postdoctoral position is for two years with possibility of extension. We offer competitive salary and international working environment.