Homomorphic Encryption Standardization Workshop, March 2018

MIT Stata Center
March 15-16 2018

Based on the success of our inaugural standards meeting last summer, and the founding of the HomomorphicEncryption.org industry consortium, we are pleased to announce the next edition of our standards meeting. The goals of this meeting are to approve a draft standard for parameter selection for homomorphic encryption and revisit our initial API design standard. We welcome new participants who wish to be a part of this homomorphic encryption standards community. This includes academics and researchers, as well as representatives from industry, government, and nonprofits from around the world.

Important Dates

Registration closes: January 31, 2018

Hotel registration deadline: February 15, 2018

Event dates: March 15-16, 2018

Meeting details


Workshop Goals:
1. To approve a draft standard for parameter selection of homomorphic encryption
2. To revisit the initial API discussion from prior workshop

Summary Draft Agenda – Subject to change

Day 1 – Focus on Security Standard for Homomorphic Encryption

  • Networking Breakfast
  • Opening Welcome
  • Review Standards document
  • Panel: Security Estimation Based on Parameter Selection
  • Lunch
  • Keynote – Shafi Goldwasser
  • Panel: Industry Applications of Homomorphic Encryption
  • Reflections and Close

Day 2 – Focus on Applications in Homomorphic Encryption

  • Networking Breakfast
  • Opening and API Document Review and Presentation
  • Panel: Health Applications with Homomorphic Encryption
  • Lunch
  • Panel: Government Applications with Homomorphic Encryption
  • Wrap Up and close


March 15-16, 2018
MIT Stata Center, Cambridge MA, US



We have reserved a hotel block in the Marriott in Kendall Square:
Marriott Boston Cambridge, Two Cambridge Center, 50 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, 02142, (617) 494-6600

The link to book the group rate for this meeting is here. The hotel block is active for stays over Wednesday, 03/14/2018 – Friday, 03/16/2018.

The last day to book at our room rate of $239.00 per night is 2/15/2018.


The most convenient airport is Boston Logan (BOS) and the most convenient train station is Boston South Station.


Registration website: https://www.regonline.com/march2018standardsmeeting

Registration is $99.00


Local Organizer:

  • Vinod Vaikuntanathan, MIT

Organizing Committee:

  • Jung Hee Cheon, Seoul National University
  • Ran Gilad-Bachrach, Microsoft Research
  • Kim Laine, Microsoft Research
  • Kristin Lauter, Microsoft Research
  • Kurt Rohloff, NJIT
  • Vinod Vaikuntanathan, MIT
  • Roy Zimmermann, Microsoft Research


This meeting is currently being generously supported by Microsoft, MIT, Duality Technologies and partially by a Sloan Foundation grant.


If you have any questions, please contact the organizing committee at contact@HomomorphicEncryption.org.

As this will be an interactive workshop, we will try to have opportunities for participants to share information that is relevant and appropriate to the goal of approving a standard for parameter selection for homomorphic encryption. Please send us an email if you have something you would like to propose to present at the workshop.