Code-based Cryptography

Code-based Cryptography Workshop

May 11-12, 2011  —  Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Welcome to the home page of the code-based cryptography workshop that will take place in Eindhoven (The Netherlands) on May 11-12, 2011 and is organized by the Coding and Cryptology group at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven in co-operation with ECRYPT II (European Network of Excellence in Cryptology II).

The goal of this two-day workshop is to introduce the field of coding in cryptography to everyone interested and to discuss recent developments. During the first day there will be talks on code-based cryptography. The research retreat on Day 2 aims at bringing everyone together who is interested in discussions on how to move forward in code-based cryptography.

Code-based crypto

Code-based cryptography deals with cryptographic schemes built on error-correcting codes. McEliece in 1978 introduced a public-key cryptosystem built on algebraic codes. The McEliece cryptosystem is a promising candidate for post-quantum cryptography  —  a field which considers cryptographic setups which run on conventional computers but on the other hand unlike RSA and ECC have not shown any vulnerabilities to attacks with quantum computers. All known attacks on conventional computers have exponential running time.
Objectives in code-based cryptography are among others generic and structural attacks against code-based-crypto schemes, reducing key sizes, alternative designs, hash functions, efficient implementations on various platforms.

Invited Speakers


On Wednesday May 11, 2011 there will be talks on code-based cryptography.
On Thursday May 12, 2011 there will be a research retreat.

For the detailed program please see the timetable.

Social Event

On Wednesday evening we will have a joint dinner. We start with a reception in the Diamant room HG 9.42 in the main building at 17:30 and then have a short (walking) excursion through Eindhoven to the restaurant De Karseboom where the dinner starts at 19:00. See also Google maps.


The registration fee is 90 EUR. It includes lunches and coffee breaks on Wednesday and Thursday and a banquet on Wednesday evening. Registration is closed.

Payment can be done by either electronic bank transfer or in cash upon registration. Participants from Euro countries are kindly requested to make a bank transfer at least 2 weeks before the workshop.

Bank transfer should be made to:

Name bankRabobank
Account number
Account holder TU/e
Den Dolech 2
5612 AZ Eindhoven
IBAN nr NL42RABO0158249658
Mentioning Activity number 1001644, ECRYPT workshop Your_Last_Name

Please make sure to give this reference as otherwise it is impossible to trace back the transaction.


The talks on Wednesday will take place in Auditorium 16 at Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. For the discussions on Thursday we have reserved several break out rooms in the main building ("hoofdgebouw", HG). For travel information please click here.

Program committee


The code-based cryptography workshop is funded by ECRYPT II (European Network of Excellence in Cryptology II).

Local organizers


There is a limited number of stipends available to Ph.D. students and recent post docs from the EU and associated states who cannot afford attending otherwise. Note that Ph.D. students from full members of ECRYPT II are not eligible. Stipends cover the registration fee and at most 400 EUR support to travel and accommodation. We will need receipts. Please note that we cannot fund applicants from other countries.

To apply please send an email to Christiane Peters (email: c.p.peters [at] giving a short description (100 to 200 words) of your motivation for attending the workshop. Please also state your affiliation (which university and which department), your Ph.D. topic, and the name of your Ph.D. supervisor.

Other events

On Monday May 9, 2011 the Annual Spring Festival with Enjoyable Lectures on the Beauty of Mathematics takes place in the Zwarte Doos at Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (you can register here).

On Friday May 13, 2011 the Cryptography Working Group takes place at the Trianon Zalencentrum (Oudegracht 252) in Utrecht.

Further information

For further information, please contact: