Aug. 17 2019 Standards Meeting

Based on the success of our previous standards meetings, and the founding of the group, we are pleased to announce the Fourth Workshop. The workshop is targeted at application developers, security practitioners, and homomorphic encryption experts. Along with technical standards discussions, the program includes introductory sessions for more general audiences. The workshop is also a great place for PhD students to meet representatives from industry and academia. The main standardization goals of this meeting are to (a) update the security standard, (b) introduce scheme-specific white papers, and (c) discuss protocol standardization for applications.

Date: August 17, 2019
Location: Intel SC12, 3600 Juliette Ln, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Lodging: We are co-located with Usenix Security ’19, which is hosted in the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara.



8:00-9:00 Registration and networking breakfast / Poster set-up
9:00-9:15 Intro and welcome; Casimir Wierzynski (Intel)
9:15-10:15 Status updates of the standards community; Kim Laine (Microsoft), Tancrede Lepoint (Google), Jung Hee Cheon (Seoul National University), Ro Cammarota (Intel)
10:15-11:15 Usability for application developers; Flavio Bergamaschi (IBM Research), Fabian Boemer (Intel), Kurt Rohloff(Duality), Axel Schröpfer (SAP); moderated by Shai Halevi (Algorand)
11:15-11:30 Poster preview; (1 min no-slide announcement per poster.)
11:30-12:30 Lunch / Posters
12:30-13:00 Applications; Kurt Rohloff (Duality), Juan Troncoso-Pastoriza (EPFL)
13:00-13:30 Update from Libraries mailing list; Kim Laine (Microsoft), Yuriy Polyakov (NJIT), Mariya Georgieva (Inpher)
13:30-14:00 Break / Posters
14:00-15:30 Security standard discussion; Kristin Lauter (Microsoft), Daniele Micciancio (UCSD), Rachel Player (RHUL), Ben Curtis (RHUL)
15:30-15:45 Break / Posters
15:45-16:30 Governance; Yaron Sheffer (Intuit), Bastiaan Quast (ITU)
16:30-17:00 Going forward and conclusion;
Straw poll on next workshop


Organizing Committee. Kim Laine (Microsoft), Kristin Lauter (Microsoft), 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.