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12:52 [Job][New] Post Doc (DFG - Research Training Group), Horst Görtz Institute for IT-Security

  The Horst Görtz In­sti­tu­te at Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­ty Bo­chum is one of Eu­ro­pe’s lea­ding re­se­arch cen­ters in IT se­cu­ri­ty. The DFG, or Ger­man Re­se­arch Fo­un­da­ti­on, awar­ded more than €4 mil­li­on to the HGI for the es­ta­blish­ment of the in­ter­di­sci­pli­na­ry re­se­arch trai­ning group “New Chal­len­ges for Cryp­to­gra­phy in Ubi­qui­tous Com­pu­ting”. We are look­ing for can­di­da­tes with out­stan­ding mas­ter’s (or Di­plom) de­gree in the fields of elec­tri­cal en­gi­nee­ring, com­pu­ter sci­ence, ma­the­ma­tics or re­la­ted areas.

The re­se­arch trai­ning group will study pro­blems which are fun­da­men­tal for se­cu­ring the In­ter­net of Things. A cen­tral goal of the doc­to­ral trai­ning is an in­ter­di­sci­pli­na­ry and struc­tu­red edu­ca­ti­on at the hig­hest sci­en­ti­fic level. Es­ta­blis­hing net­works to top in­ter­na­tio­nal­ly re­se­arch groups is part of the trai­ning.

The Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­ty Bo­chum sup­ports women‘s ca­re­er de­ve­lop­ment. Ap­p­li­ca­ti­ons from women are thus ex­pli­cit­ly wel­co­me. In those areas in which women are un­der­re­pre­sen­ted they will be con­s­i­de­red pre­fe­ren­ti­al­ly ac­cor­ding to the re­gu­la­ti­ons of the „Lan­des­gleich­stel­lungs­ge­setz” if their abi­li­ties, ap­ti­tu­de and pro­fes­sio­nal per­for­mance are equal with those of the fel­low ap­p­li­cants un­less re­a­sons con­cerning the per­son of a fel­low ap­p­li­cant are pre­do­mi­nant.

In case of equal qua­li­fi­ca­ti­on, ap­p­li­ca­ti­ons of se­ver­ely disa­b­led per­sons or per­sons that are re­gar­ded as being on a par with se­ver­ely disa­b­led per­sons ac­cor­ding to § 2 Abs. 3 SGB IX will be con­s­i­de­red pre­fe­ren­ti­al­ly.

05:57 [Event][New] ACSA-SUMMER 2012: FTRA Int. Symp. on Advances in Cryptography, Security and Applications

  Submission: 20 March 2012
Notification: 10 April 2012
From June 26 to June 28
Location: Vancouver, Canada
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19:13 [Conf][EC] Early registration deadline is this week. To save money book now.

  The early registration deadline for Eurocrypt 2012 is March 15th (i.e. this week). To save money on registration it is worth booking now. Otherwise the fee increased by 120 USD.

16:36 [Event][New] CTCrypt 2012: Workshop on Current Trends in Cryptology

  Submission: 16 April 2012
Notification: 23 April 2012
From July 2 to July 2
Location: Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
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13:54 [Event][New] WISA 2012: The 13th International Workshop on Information Security Applications

  Submission: 25 May 2012
Notification: 13 July 2012
From August 16 to August 18
Location: Jeju Island, Korea
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13:53 [Event][New] IEEE TIFS: SI on Privacy & Trust Management in Cloud & Distributed Systems

  Submission: 31 May 2012
Notification: 12 September 2012
From June 1 to June 1
Location: -, -
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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).