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Dagstuhl Seminar:Secure Computing in the Cloud

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17 December 2010

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In November 2011 Prof Nigel Smart is co-organizing a Dagstuhl seminar on Secure Computing in the Cloud. The co-organizers are Benny Pinkas (U. Haifa) and Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi (Bochum). The seminar will discuss various aspects of secure computation; from Yao circuits, to general secure multi-party computation through to fully homomorphic encryption.

Schloss Dagstuhl (a.k.a. the Leibniz Center for Informatics) is one of the main world venues for computer science research. Each year it hosts a series of week long seminars in which the worlds top computer science researchers come together to discuss topics of current research interest. Built in 1760 the Schloss is a manor house in the grounds of an old castle in Saarland Germany. The manor house was purchased by the Saarland state government in 1989, to stablish an International Conference and Research Center for Computer Science. Since then it has hosted a large number of high profile research meetings.

So as to ensure a high level of discussion, attendance at Dagstuhl seminars is by invitation only. Prof's Pinkas, Sadeghi and Smart will be hoping to attract the leading researchers in the field to the Schloss in 2011. The unique environment provided by Schloss Dagstuhl will enable the participants to focus on their research, in the peace and quiet of the German countryside.