13th International View of the State-of-the-Art of Cryptography and Security and its Use in Practice


The workshop will take place on the day before EUROCRYPT 2018, i.e., on Sunday, 29th of April.


The workshop will take place in the Dan Panorama conference center (the same as EUROCRYPT 2018). The workshop will take place in the Sharon & Dotan halls. Both found on the first floor of the Dan Panorama conference center.


If you are interested in participation, please contact Claire Vishik (claire.vishik@intel.com) to register.

Preliminary Program (Last update: April 26th)

  • 8:00am-8:45am: Breakfast and registration
  • 8:45am-9:00am: Introductions, Opening (Dr. Claire Vishik, Intel)
  • 9:00am-9:30am: Opening Keynote: Prof. Bart Preneel (KU Leuven)
  • 9:30am-10:00am: Round table: workshop speakers talk about challenges and problems in security and secure computation, moderated by Jacob Mendel (Intel)
  • 10:00am-10:10am: Break
  • 10:10am-11:40am: Session 1. Innovation in cryptography and secure computation:
    • "A Virtual HSM With Proven Guarantees Using Secure Multiparty Computation", Prof. Yehuda Lindell (Unbound Tech and Bar-Ilan University)
    • "Rational Protocol Design: An Introduction and Some Recent Developments", Prof. Juan Garay, Texas A&M University
    • "Progress in Postquantum Cryptography", Prof. Tanja Lange, TU/Eindhoven
    • "Some Considerations in Authenticated Encryption", Prof. Shay Gueron, University of Haifa & Amazon Web Services
  • 11:40am-12:00am: Break
  • 12:00pm-1:20pm: Session 2: Encryption law
    Moderator: Liron Tzur, Senior Fellow, Israeli Tech Policy Institute
    Panel Participants:
    • Amit Ashkenazi, Adv., Cybersecurity Directorate, Israel
    • Dr. Adi Gillat, Adv., founding partner of H-F & Co. Law Offices
    • Dr. Claire Vishik, Intel
  • 1:20pm-2:20pm: Lunch
  • 2:20pm-3:40pm: Session 3: Blockchain
    • "Blockchain based trust model for IoT," Dr. Erez Waisbard, Nokia Bell Labs
    • "Price manipulation in the Bitcoin ecosystem," Prof. Neil Gandal, Tel Aviv University
    • "The Future of Blockchain", Jacob Mendel, Intel
  • 3:40pm-4:00pm: Coffee Break
  • 4:00pm-5:10pm: Session 4: Startups in security and crypto areas
    • "Self-regulated trust in IoT ecosystem", Matan Scharf, CEO and Founder, cycuro LTD.
    • "Asynchronous consensus in proof-of-authority networks", Vladimir Komendantskiy, POA Network.
    • "Empowering Secure Digital Collaboration Using Advanced Cryptography", Dr. Alon Kaufman, CEO and co-founder of Duality Technologies.
  • 5:10pm-5:30pm: Conclusions, future workshops, adjourn