Aug. 17 2019 Standards Meeting

Based on the success of our previous standards meetings, and the founding of the 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 standard draft. 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.

The Standardization Workshop will be held in Santa Clara CA, USA on August 17, 2019.

Location. Intel, Santa Clara CA.  (Exact details to be arranged.)

Registration. TBD.

Workshop Goals. The workshop has three main goals: (1) Update the current security standard, as needed, based on current needs of community users and developers (2) Approve an API standard for homomorphic encryption; (3) Build upon application insights from previous workshops and outline steps forward for application protocols that utilize homomorphic encryption.  We also have the goal of fostering the development and growth of a vibrant community built around the development, application and use of encrypted computing technologies.

Loding. We have no official workshop hotel, but we are co-located with Usenix Security ’19, which is hosted in the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara.

Draft Agenda:

8-9. Registration and networking breakfast / Poster set-up

9-9:15. Intro and welcome

9:15-10:15. Community updates / Applications

10:15-10:45. Break / Posters

10:45-11:45. Security standard discussion

11:45-13:00. Lunch / Announcements / Flash talks / Posters

13:00-14:30. Library and scheme discussion; API, CKKS and TFHE, usability

14:30-14:45. Break / Posters

14:45-15:15. IETF discussion

15:15-16:15. Applications

16:15-17. Going forward and conclusion


Organizing Committee. Kim Laine (Microsoft Research), Kristin Lauter (Microsoft Research), Yuriy Polyakov (NJIT), Kurt Rohloff (Duality Technologies), Casimir Wierzynski (Intel AI) and Roy Zimmermann (Microsoft Research).


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


This meeting is proudly sponsored by Duality Technologies, Intel AI and Microsoft.