Nov 20

2nd Bar-Ilan University Winter School on Cryptography

We would like to inform you about the 2nd Bar-Ilan University Winter
School on Cryptography. The school will be held on 19-22 February
2012, at Bar-Ilan University (Tel Aviv area, Israel). The theme of
this is year will be "Lattice Based Cryptography and Applications".

The winter school will provide an in depth coverage of lattices and
their role in cryptographic constructions. Among other things, we will
study the basics of lattices, hard problems on lattices and advanced
reductions between problems. In addition, we will study cryptographic
constructions based on lattices. These will include encryption,
interactive protocols, advanced encryption (identity based and
others), and finally recent advances in fully homomorphic encryption.
The school program includes approximately 20 hours of lectures, a
social dinner and an excursion.

The speakers at the school are leading researchers in lattice-based
cryptography: Craig Gentry, Vadim Lyubashevsky, Chris Peikert and Oded

Participation is free of charge but we kindly ask you to register by
sending an email  as soon as possible,
and not later than 31/12/2011. Registration after this date may be
possible only upon availability.

More details, including accommodation, stipends and more, are available at

A full program will be available soon.

We would gladly appreciate if you could help us advertising this event
by forwarding this email to your colleagues.

Best Regards,
Yehuda Lindell and Claudio Orlandi