5-day minicourse on

Cryptographic Multiparty Protocols


Dr. Ivan Damgård, Aarhus University, Denmark


Dr. Ivan Damgård graduated from the Dept. of Mathematics, Aarhus University, Denmark, (Cand. Scient. in 1983, Ph.D. degree in 1988), where he now holds a position as Lektor. He is co-founder Cryptomathic, an independent consulting and software production company in Data Security. Through Cryptomathic he participated in numerous EU-projects, among others the Esprit project AMIDE (Advanced Multimedia Information Dissemination Environment) and the TEN-ISDN project PROTONET. Dr. Ivan Damgård visited the CWI (Center for Mathematics and Computer Science), Amsterdam as Guest Researcher in 1987. He is a member of the Board of the BRICS International PhD School and director of CKI, the Research Center at Aarhus University for Quantum Information Processing.  He was the Program chairman of EuroCrypt 90 and member of many other crypto conferences. He served as Guest Editor for a special issue of Journal of Cryptology (vol.4, no.1) and is on the editorial board of Journal of Cryptology.

We will look at some fundamental primitives in cryptographic protocols, such as commitment schemes and zero-knowledge proofs. We will look at the role they play in the design of secure cryptographic protocols, using electronic elections and electronic payment systems as examples. In the final part, we will cover general secure multiparty computations, surveying how to define security of protocols in general and some of the solutions that exist in various models of communication. Participants will be expected to have some basic knowledge of cryptography and mathematics, for instance public-key systems such as RSA and the underlying elementary number theory.

Time and place
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, June 18-22, 2001.

Admission fee
The admission fee for a minicourse is NLG 1,500.-.  However, our courses are free of charge for EIDMA members and for univeristy students.
Reductions or exemptions do apply to members of other academic insitiutes.

You can register by sending an e-mail to ms. Henny Houben at  eidma@tue.nl  before June 1, 2001.

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