Conferences & Workshops

Upcoming Conferences and Workshops:


Eurocrypt 2019

May 19-23, 2019 | Darmstadt, Germany

Organizer: Marc Fischlin (TU Darmstadt)
Co-organized by CROSSING

Eurocrypt 2019 is the 38th Annual International Conference on the Theory and Applications of Cryptographic Techniques. Eurocrypt is one of the three flagship conferences of the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR).

Eurocrypt 2019 will take place in Darmstadt, Germany on May 19-23, 2019. It is organized by the Cryptoplexity group of TU Darmstadt.

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May 17-18, 2019 | Darmstadt, Germany

Co-located with EUROCRYPT 2019

The ninth International Workshop on Cryptography, Robustness, and Provably Secure Schemes for Female Young Researchers (CrossFyre) will take place in May 2019 in Darmstadt, Germany.

The CrossFyre Workshop brings together researchers in the field of Cryptography and Information Security to promote their research topics and educate them on gender-related topics. Female participants are kindly invited to give a short presentation of their research topic, or to just attend to get inspired and motivated to pursue their research. Regarding gender-related topics, our aim is to raise awareness among participants on gender-equality, to present the outcome of relevant social studies on the topic, and to discuss possible measures for improving the current situation. We encourage all researchers to join the event regardless of their gender.

We also welcome undergraduate students to this workshop, and strongly encourage supervisors to support their students’ active (all students are encouraged to submit abstracts and give talks during the workshop) or passive (mainly listening) participation.

CrossFyre 2019 is organized at and funded by the Collaborative Research Center CROSSING.

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SPY – Surveillance, Privacy, and You

May 19, 2019 | Darmstadt, Germany

Co-located with EUROCRYPT 2019

Organizers: Daniel J. Bernstein (University of Illinois at Chicago), Jean Paul Degabriele (TU Darmstadt), Tanja Lange (Eindhoven University of Technology), Sogol Mazaheri (TU Darmstadt)
Co-organized by CROSSING

Despite decades of development of modern cryptography promising to protect our privacy, we live in a golden age of surveillance. Government agencies are collecting more data than ever. Facebook data regarding 87 million users was used by Cambridge Analytica to manipulate elections. Android apps can and do track your location even when you turn off Location History. An Oregon couple reported that their Amazon Echo had recorded a private conversation and sent the recording to someone on their contact list. In the past decade, 176 million health-care records have been reported stolen in the U.S. alone. Regarding protection of user privacy, Apple CEO Tim Cook admits that “the free market is not working”. This workshop will feature several talks on the current situation and prospects for the future.

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The CROSSING Week on Sustainable Security & Privacy

September 9 – 13, 2019 | Darmstadt, Germany

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Organizer: CROSSING, Prof. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi

The Collaborative Research Center CROSSING hosts the CROSSING Conference every two years since 2015, each year highlighting a current topic in the field of security and privacy. More than 65 scientists from cryptography, quantum physics, system security and software engineering jointly work in CROSSING and perform both basic and application-oriented research. The goal is to develop security solutions that enable secure and trustworthy IT systems for the future. CROSSING is based at TU Darmstadt and is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) since 2014.

This year’s topic of the CROSSING Conference is Sustainable Security & Privacy. The central goal of sustainable security & privacy is to maintain and guarantee security and privacy goals as well as functionality of IT systems for at least their design lifetime. This requires anticipating the unforeseeable and preparing systems for threats not known today.

The Conference will be jointly held with a CROSSING Summer School and an exclusive event for industry representatives throughout a whole week. The CROSSING Week brings together top academic as well as industry researchers to discuss and explore the challenges of designing IT systems that can provide sustainable security and privacy.

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Science · Peace · Security ’19: Perspectives of Science and Technology for Peace and Security Research

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September 26-27, 2019 | Lichtenberghaus, Darmstadt, Germany

Organizer: Prof. Christian Reuter (TU Darmstadt)
Co-organized by CROSSING

Scientific discoveries and technical innovations have always exerted a great influence on peace and security. Thus, new civil and military technologies are revolutionizing warfare. Particularly striking areas are the cyber warfare and the rapid development dynamics of unmanned weapons systems. Issues of nuclear disarmament, missile defense or space armament are still unresolved.

The conference „Science · Peace · Security ’19: Perspectives of Scientific-Technical Peace and Security Research“ has set itself the goal of naming and demonstrating today’s and tomorrow’s peace and security challenges, such as a scientific contribution to the challenges and problems international security and peacebuilding can and must look like in the future.

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Past Conferences and Workshops:

COSADE 2019 – International Workshop on Constructive Side-Channel Analysis and Secure Design

SSR 2018 – Conference on Security Standards Research

Kryptografie sicher nutzen – Workshop at heise DevSec 2018 (co-organized)

PLLS 2018 – Workshop on the Protection of Long-Lived Systems

Symposium: Can The World Run on Blockchains? The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (co-organized)

Hack@DAC 2018 (co-organized)

CROSSING Conference 2017 – From Tweets to Quantum

Theory and Practice of Multi-Party Computation Workshops since 2017 (co-organized)

CrossFyre 2016

Security & Privacy Week 2016 (co-organized)

PLLS 2016 – Workshop on the Protection of Long-Lived Systems

Financial Crypto and Data Security 2016 (co-organized)

CROSSING Conference 2015

TRUST Workshop 2015 (co-organized)