February 20th and 21st, 2014 at Microsoft Research, Redmond
Secure multi-party computation (MPC) allows a set of parties to compute a function of their inputs while preserving input privacy and correctness. MPC has been an active area of research of cryptography for over 30 years. The last decade has witnessed significant interest and advances in the applied aspects of MPC. This workshop will bring together researchers in security and cryptography to discuss recent advances, challenges and research directions related to applied secure computation.
The workshop will consist of invited keynote presentations, contributed presentations and round-table discussions on all aspects of applied secure computation. Some topics of interest include:
- General-purpose secure computation
- Special-purpose secure computation
- Garbled circuits
- Private function evaluation
- Applications of secure computation
- Static circuit designs and compilers
- Implementation and deployment challenges
- New settings and security models
A detailed program describing the talks and discussion topics will be announced closer to the date of the workshop.
The workshop will include three discussion sessions on important topics related to applied MPC, including:
The business case for MPC
Theory vs. practice
Important future directions in applied MPC research
Call for Contributions
There will be no proceedings.