Homomorphic Encryption Standardization Workshop, March 2018

MIT Stata Center
March 15-16 2018

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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 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.

Important Dates

Registration closes: February 15, 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 build upon the API discussion from first workshop and outline steps forward

Day 1 – Focus on Security Standard

  • 8:00-9:00 Networking breakfast
  • 9:00-9:15 Opening welcome – Kristin Lauter (MSR), Vinod Vaikuntanathan (MIT)
  • 9:15-10:15 Review standards document – Kristin Lauter (MSR), Vinod Vaikuntanathan (MIT)
  • 10:15-10:45 Break
  • 10:45-12:00 Panel: Security Estimation Based on Parameter Selection – Kim Laine (MSR)
    • Martin Albrecht (Royal Holloway)
    • Daniele Micciancio (UCSD)
    • JungHee Cheon (SNU)
  • 12:00-1:30 PM Lunch
  • 1:30-2:30 PM Keynote – Shafi Goldwasser (MIT)
  • 2:30-4:15 PM Panel: Industry Applications of Homomorphic Encryption – Kurt Rohloff (NJIT)
    • Jihoon Cho (Samsung SDS)
    • David Carroll (Microsoft)
    • Roger Hallman (US Navy)
    • Alon Kaufman (Duality Technologies)
  • 4:15-5:00 PM Reflections and close
  • 6:30-9:00 PM Evening reception and poster/demo session at Marriott

Day 2 – Focus on API, Applications, and Future Directions

  • 8:00-9:00 Networking breakfast
  • 9:00-9:15 API Standardization – Kim Laine (MSR)
  • 9:15-10:15 Panel: API Design for Homomorphic Encryption – Kim Laine (MSR)
    • Michael Brenner (University of Hannover)
    • Shai Halevi (IBM)
    • Alex Malozemoff (Galois)
    • Kurt Rohloff (NJIT and Duality Technologies)
    • Jerry Ryan (NJIT)
  • 10:15-10:30 Programming Model – Alex Malozemoff (Galois)
  • 10:30-11:00 Break
  • 11:00-12:00 Invited technical talks, Session 1
    • Kim Laine (MSR)
    • Yongsoo Song (UCSD)
    • Nicolas Gama (Inpher)
  • 12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
  • 1:00-2:30 PM Panel: Health Applications – Heidi Sofia (NIH)
    • Susan Gregurick (NIH)
    • Sharon Gillett (MSR)
    • Shuang Wang (UCSD/iDASH)
    • Juan Ramon Troncoso-Pastoriza (EPFL)
  • 2:30-3:00 PM Break
  • 3:00-4:00 PM Invited technical talks, Session 2
    • Hao Chen (MSR)
    • Yuriy Polyakov (NJIT)
    • Chiraag Juvekar (MIT)
  • 4:00-5:00 PM Wrap up and close


  • Wei Dai: CUDA Accelerated FHE Bootstrapping
  • Hao Chen: Fast Private Set Intersection from Homomorphic Encryption
  • Jun Jie Sim: DSI_FV
  • Paul Li: Encrypted Query: A System for Private Search
  • Sergiu Carpov: Cingulata: Toolchain for FHE Applications


  • Kim Laine: SEAL
  • Yuriy Polyakov and Jerry Ryan: PALISADE
  • Alex Malozemoff

Demos and Posters:

  • Juan Ramon Troncoso-Pastoriza: MedCo: Enabling Privacy-Conscious Exploration of Distributed Clinical and Genomic Data
  • Kyoohyung Han: HEAAN: homomorphic approximate computation and bootstrapping
  • Flavio Bergamaschi: Oblivious Face Matching Using Homomorphic Encryption
  • Nicolas Gama and Malika Izabachene: TFHE: Fully Homomorphic Encryption over the Torus


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
  • 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 NJIT.


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.