Future Directions in Computing on Encrypted Data

(a.k.a. AvonCrypt)

Nov 10th and 11th 2015

Avon Gorge Hotel, Bristol, United Kingdom

As part of the ECRYPT-CSA project we are hosting a two day workshop to discuss the future roadmap for research and potential commercial applications of technologies for computing on encrypted data. The workshop will discuss various supporting technologies such as as well as other related technologies. The workshop will examine applications to areas such as data anonymization, network defence, privacy, auctions, and key management.

The workshop will also discuss and provide input to the ECRYPT-CSA deliverable on this topic, and will invite participation from researchers, technologists and potential users.


Time 10th November 11th November
09.30Welcome Tea/Coffee Coordination and trust - Experiences and Outlook
Kurt Nielsen (Partisia)
10.00Introduction to SSE
Seny Kamara (Microsoft Research)
Distributed Key Protection and Making Encryption Accessible
Yehuda Lindell (Dyadic Security/Bar Ilan University)
Talk to be given by Nigel Smart
10.30Introduction to FHE
Nigel Smart (University of Bristol)
Legal Aspects of Computing on Encrypted Data
Andrew Charlesworth (University of Bristol)
Introduction to MPC
Jesper Buus Nielsen (Aarhus University)
Buffet Lunch
12.30Practical Security for the Masses. A Journey of Love, Passion and Discovery
Radu Sion (Private Machines Inc/Stony Brook University)
Buffet Lunch Sharemind - The Oracle of secure computing systems
Dan Bogdanov (Cybernetica)
Industrial Experiences and Observations on Searchable Encryption
Andreas Schaad and Bjoern Grohmann (Huawei European Research Centre)
14.00Privacy Research at DARPA
John Launchbury (DARPA)
Panel Session
Chair: Adrian Waller (Thales)
Panel: Kamara, Pagter, Lindell and Sion
15.30Key Management for Cloud Services
Jakob Illeborg Pagter (Alexandra Institute)
End of Meeting
16.00Security for the Digital Economy -- An Industrial Research View
Volkmar Lotz (SAP)
16.30End of Day


Registration for the event will be 60 GBP. Registration includes teas, coffees and lunch. Delegates are able to make their own arrangements for dinner in one of the large collection of restaurants in the Clifton area of Bristol.


There are plenty of hotels around the Clifton area of Bristol, but we have block booked some rooms in the Avon Gorge Hotel itself at the University rate. These will be made available on a first come/first served basis. The rooms are available for the nights of 9th November and 10th November These rates are only available by phoning the hotel (01179 738955), or via email (rooms@theavongorge.com) and quoting the code 1011UOB.
If these rooms should end up over booking, please let us know and we will reserve some more.

For those not staying the Avon Gorge or who want to stay slightly closer to the main town of Bristol we recommend the hotels in this chain.