Meetings/Workshops on Cryptography, Blockchain and Information Security in Canada

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5 Day Workshop at BIRS — Foundations for a Distributed Ledger
06 Dec 2020 - 11 Dec 2020 • Banff, Alberta, Canada
Abstract:
The distributed ledger problem is still far from understood. There is no consensus on basic definitions and assumptions of the models, which impedes progress in providing reliability guarantees. There are scaling problems, including the need to spend large amounts of energy, and the small transaction processing rate for current blockchain systems. Interestingly, solving these problems seems to require expertise from several diverse research areas including: cryptography, distributed computing, game theory and public policy. This workshop will bring together experts from these areas to establish and explore the theoretical foundations of Blockchain.
Event listing ID:
1330108
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USEQIP — Undergraduate School on Experimental Quantum Information Processing
31 May 2021 - 11 Jun 2021 • Waterloo, Canada
Organizer:
University of Waterloo, Institute for Quantum Computing
Abstract:
The Undergraduate School on Experimental Quantum Information Processing (USEQIP) is a two-week program, running May 31-June 11, 2021, on the theoretical and experimental study of quantum information aimed primarily at students one year away from completing their undergraduate studies. The lectures and experiments are geared toward students in engineering, physics, chemistry, mathematics and computer science, though all interested students are invited to apply.
Event listing ID:
1389786
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Supersingular Isogeny Graphs in Cryptography
22 Aug 2021 - 27 Aug 2021 • Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada
Organizer:
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS)
Abstract:
Despite the enormous commercial potential that quantum computing presents, the existence of large-scale quantum computers also has the potential to destroy current security infrastructures. Post-quantum cryptography aims to develop new security protocols that will remain secure even after powerful quantum computers are built. This workshop focuses on isogeny-based cryptography, one of the most promising areas in post-quantum cryptography. In particular, we will examine the security, feasibility and development of new protocols in isogeny-based cryptography, as well as the intricate and beautiful pure mathematics of the related isogeny graphs and elliptic curve endomorphism rings. To address the goals of both training and research, the program will be comprised of keynote speakers and working group sessions.
Event listing ID:
1364397
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DCC - Designs, Codes, and Cryptography
13 Jun 2022 - 17 Jun 2022 • The Fields Institute –Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Organizer:
The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences
Abstract:
At this conference connections between disparate areas of mathematics and computer science, ranging from classical recreational questions in mathematics to very practical application such as computer security, will be explored. The program will bring together experts from a range of disciplines to share state-of-the-art applications, constructions, and mathematical analysis.
Event listing ID:
1386158
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Workshop on Differential Privacy and Statistical Data Analysis
13 Jun 2022 - 17 Jun 2022 • The Fields Institute –Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Organizer:
The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences
Abstract:
How can we obtain scientic benefits from statistical analysis of sensitive data, without compromising the privacy of the individuals who contribute their data? The past decade has seen rapid progress on this question due to the emergence of a mathematically rigorous privacy framework known as differential privacy. Informally, differential privacy provides a robust individual privacy guarantee, ensuring that no adversary, regardless of their capabilities, can learn much more about an individual user than they could have learned had that user's data never been collected.
Event listing ID:
1386124


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Last updated: 18 November 2020