Program of kick-off meeting

Place: Tel Aviv Univerity Israel
Duration: Dec 8 – 11, 2013
  • Dr. Otokar Grosek (Slovak University of Technology)
  • Dr. Eran Tromer (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
  • Dr. Viktor Fischer (Hubert Curien Laboratory, France)
  • Dr. Rainer Steinwandt (Florida Atlantic University, USA)
  • Dr. Karol Nemoga (project evaluator) ​


December 7  
  • Arrival
December 8 1000 am - 1230 pm
  • Administrative and organizational aspects of the project (discussion lead by Karol Nemoga)
  • Webpage access, communication plan, next visits (discussion lead by Otokar Grosek)
200 pm - 500 pm
  • Discussion about suitable post-quantum cryptographic schemes and their realization in software/hardware, identification of functionality that should be implemented in hardware (discussion lead by Rainer Steinwandt and Eran Tromer)
  • Discussion about FPGA implementation and test vectors (discussion lead by Viktor Fischer)

Download presentation (Viktor Fischer)

December 9 945 am - 1230 pm
  • Discussion about priorities for algorithmic components that should be implemented in hardware (discussion led by Viktor Fischer and Rainer Steinwandt)
  • Continued technical discussions, creation of a shared online document to synchronize workflow between participants (discussion led by Eran Tromer)
200 pm - 500 pm
  • Discussion on organization of the implementation work, demonstration of accoustic side-channel attack (discussion lead by Eran Tromer)
  • Discussion about the involvement of young scientists and experts (discussion led by Karol Nemoga and Otokar Grosek)
December 10 900 am - 500 pm
  • Miscellanea: identification of parameter sets for McEliece, survey existing attacks, update shared online document 
  • Social program
December 11 900 am - 400 pm.
  • Miscellanea: fast key generation in McEliece, possible improvement of a simple power analysis against individual ciphertexts
  • Generation of meeting report
December 12  
  • Departure