SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES
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Conference on The Mathematics of Public-Key Cryptography
June 12- 17, 1999Report
Andrew Odlyzko, AT&T, Florham Park
Scope:In recent years there has been an enormous growth in the implementation of public-key cryptography, both in government and in industry. Many developers are currently providing Information Security Technology based on the concept of public-key cryptography. The level of security provided by this cryptography depends on the difficulty of certain mathematical problems, specifically integer factorization, the computation of discrete logarithms in finite abelian groups, and the computation of short vectors in a lattice. Although there has been an increase in the amount of research devoted to this topic, it is the purpose of this conference to promote further research in order to increase our understanding of the level of security provided by these cryptosystems. Efficient implementation of public-key systems is another important aspect of this research area.
The content of the meeting is intended to include most areas of Computational Number Theory, but with an underlying common thread toward furthering the knowledge of the connections to the Mathematics of Public-Key Cryptography.
The General Chair, Gary Walsh, can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.