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With quantum cryptography taking centre stage at many conferences, other exciting advances in cryptography can often be overlooked.

This thread will highlight new developments in cryptography, explain the mathematics behind the innovations, and share use cases for implementors – bringing together academics and industry partners.

Topics will include Identity-Based Encryption, Attribute-Based Encryption and Fully Homomorphic Encryption.

This is the stable agenda for the Thread "Even More Advanced Cryptography" taking place on 11 June 2020 in parallel with the SSP Thread. 

  • 09.00

    Event Introduction
    François Ambrosini, Umlaut

  • 09.15

    KEYNOTE: Invention of ABE
    The Past Present and Future of Attribute-Based Encryption
    Brent Waters, UT Austin and NTT Resarch

  • 10.15

    Coffee & Networking Break

  • 10.45

    SESSION 01: A Closer Look into FHE & IBE Schemes


    • 10.45 SKINNY LATTE: Scalable Hierarchical Identity Based Encryption over Lattices
      Sarah McCarthy, CSIT, Queen's University Belfast


    • 11.05 Homomorphic Encryption for Deep Learning: A Revolution in the Making
      Pascal Paillier, Zama

    • 11.25 Practical Fully Homomorphic Encryption and Applications
      Nicolas Gama, Inpher Inc.
  • 12:00

    Panel discussion: Cryptographer's Corner
    Moderated by Kirsty Paine, NCSC

    • Nicolas Gama, Inpher Inc.
    • Sarah McCarthy, CSIT, Queen's University Belfast
    • Pascal Paillier, Zama
    • Brent Waters, UT Austin and NTT Resarch
  • 12.30

    Lunch & Networking Break

  • 14.00

    SESSION 02: Standardisation in Advanced Cryptography

    • 14.00 Attribute-Based Encryption for Strong Access Control: TS 103 532
      Christoph Striecks, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

    • 14.20 Identity-Based Cryptography: ETSI Technical Report
      François Ambrosini, Umlaut

    • 14.40 Quantum-Safe Identity-Based Encryption: TR 103 618
      David M, NCSC
  • 15.00

    Coffee & Networking Break

  • 15.30

    SESSION 03: Industry Applications and Use Cases

    • 15.30 Identity-Based Cryptography: The Problems It Solves
      Scott Cadzow, Cadzow Communications

    • 15.50 Mobile Network with Functional and Flexible Protection -- A Survey of Attribute Based Encryption Applications
      Dr. Yang Cui, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.

    • 16.10 Privacy-Preserving Electronic Ticket Scheme with Attribute-Based Credentials
      Dr. Jinguang Han, Queen's University Belfast, UK
  • 16.30

    Event Summary

  • 17.00

    Close of the Event


ETSI would like to thank the following people for their involvement in this event:

  • François Ambrosini (Umlaut)
  • Kirsty P. (NCSC) 
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