WAHC 2019 – 7th Workshop on Encrypted Computing & Applied Homomorphic Cryptography

 

Associated with the ACM CCS 2019 conference
November 11, 2019
Hilton Metropole, London, UK

SCOPE

Secure computation is becoming a key feature of future information systems. Distributed network applications and cloud architectures are at danger because lots of personal consumer data is aggregated in all kinds of formats and for various purposes. Industry and consumer electronics companies are facing massive threats like theft of intellectual property and industrial espionage. Public infrastructure has to be secured against  sabotage and manipulation. A possible solution is encrypted computing: Data can be processed on remote, possibly insecure resources, while program code and data is encrypted all the time. This allows to outsource the computation of confidential information independently from the trustworthiness or the security level of the remote system. The technologies and techniques discussed in this workshop are a key to extend the range of applications that can be securely outsourced.

The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers with practitioners and industry to present, discuss and to share the latest progress in the field. We want to exchange ideas that address real-world problems with practical approaches and solutions.

TOPICS

  • Software architectures for encrypted applications
  • Platform and system integration for encrypted applications
  • Algorithmic primitives for encrypted applications
  • Hybrid (partly encrypted) applications
  • Hardware implementations of encrypted computing
  • Implementation of homomorphic encryption schemes and multiparty computation
  • Practical performance evaluations of encrypted computing
  • Practical aspects of functional encryption
  • Privacy-preserving set operations
  • Secure information sharing
  • Circuit transformation of algorithms
  • Obfuscation techniques
  • Encrypted search schemes
  • Encrypted e-payment solutions
  • Encrypted financial transactions
  • Encrypted applications in bio-informatics
  • Encrypted computing for social good

AUDIENCE

Professionals, researchers and practitioners in the area of computer security and applied cryptography with an interest in practical applications of homomorphic encryption, encrypted computing, functional encryption and secure function evaluation, private information retrieval and searchable encryption.

DATES

Submission Deadline: Aug 1, 2019, 23:59:59 PDT
Acceptance Notice: Aug. 22, 2019
Camera Ready Due: Aug. 29, 2019
Workshop: Nov. 11, 2019

SUBMISSION

A paper submitted to WAHC must be written in English and be anonymous, with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgements, or any identifying citations. It should begin with a title and a short abstract. Submissions must be single PDF files, no more than 12 pages long in double-column ACM format (the sigconf template from https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template, with a simpler version at https://github.com/acmccs/format), including references and appendices. Authors should not change the font or the margins of the ACM format. Submissions not following the required format may be rejected without review. We also encourage authors to submit Demos which are limited to 6 pages and feature an oral presentation with an extensive code review. Authors are invited to submit their work via the HotCRP submission server.

Proceedings of the workshop will be published by ACM on a CD, available to the workshop attendees. Papers will be included in the ACM Digital Library, with a specific ISBN.

REGISTRATION

Registration is through CCS.

PROGRAM

TBD.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Michael Brenner, U Hannover, Germany
Tancrède Lepoint, Google, USA
Kurt Rohloff, NJIT and Duality Technologies, USA

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Carsten Baum, Bar Ilan University, Israel
Fabrice Benhamouda, IBM Research, USA
Fabian Boemer, Intel, USA
Joppe W. Bos, NXP, Belgium
Sergiu Carpov, CEA, France
Yilei Chen, Visa Research, USA
Jung Hee Cheon, SNU, South Korea
Seung Geol Choi, US Naval Academy, USA
Geoffroy Couteau, KIT, Germany
Wei Dai, Microsoft Research, USA
Mamadou H. Diallo, US Navy, USA
Dario Fiore, IMDEA, Spain
Mariya Georgieva, EPFL and Inpher, Switzerland
Sergey Gorbunov, University of Waterloo, Canada
Debayan Gupta, MIT, USA
Kim Laine, Microsoft Research, USA
Peeter Laud, Cybernetica, Estonia
Changmin Lee, ENS Lyon, France
Emmanuela Orsini, KU Leuven, Belgium
Benny Pinkas, Bar Ilan University, Israel
Rachel Player, RHUL, UK
Yuriy Polyakov, NJIT, USA
Thomas Prest, PQShield Ltd., UK
Peter Rindal, Visa Research, USA
Peter Scholl, Aarhus, Denmark
Karn Seth, Google Inc., USA
Mehdi Tibouchi, NTT, Japan
Frederik Vercauteren, KU Leuven, Belgium
Srinivas Vivek, IIIT Bangalore, India
Adrian Waller, Thales, UK
Hayato Yamana, Waseda University, Japan

PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS

WAHC’18
WAHC’17
WAHC’16
WAHC’15
WAHC’14
WAHC’13