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Applied Multi-Party Computation

February 20th and 21st, 2014 at Microsoft Research, Redmond

Overview

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.

Update: the program with videos and slides can be found here

 

Topics

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:

  1. General-purpose secure computation
  2. Special-purpose secure computation
  3. Garbled circuits
  4. Private function evaluation
  5. Applications of secure computation
  6. Static circuit designs and compilers
  7. Implementation and deployment challenges
  8. New settings and security models

A detailed program describing the talks and discussion topics will be announced closer to the date of the workshop.

Keynote Speakers

Discussions

The workshop will include two discussion sessions on important topics related to applied MPC, including:

  1. The business case for MPC
  2. Theory vs. practice

Program

The program for the workshop can be found here.

Registration

The workshop is open to all, however space is limited, and we need an accurate count of those attending. If you are interested in attending, please email Seny Kamara or Payman Mohassel. There will be no registration fee.

Venue

The workshop will be held in Room 1919 in Building 99 on the Microsoft Redmond Campus. For directions see here.  

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