TPMPC 2020

Update March 11th: We are monitoring the development of the Corona virus outbreak. As the situation is rapidly evolving, we are currently unable to assess which consequence this will have for TPMPC 2020. We plan to release further updates at the beginning of April.

TPMPC 2020 will be held at Aarhus University from May 25th to May 28th.

Registration

Registration is now open - Please register here: https://events.au.dk/tpmpc20/registration.html

Invited Speakers

  1. Carmit Hazay, Bar-Ilan University
  2. Dakshita Khurana, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  3. Dov Gordon, George Mason University
  4. Gilad Asharov, Bar-Ilan University
  5. Ilaria Chillotti, KU Leuven, Zama
  6. Kobbi Nissim, Georgetown University
  7. Moti Yung, Google
  8. Niv Gilboa, Ben-Gurion University
  9. Peter Rindal, VISA Research
  10. Peter Scholl, Aarhus University
  11. Seny Kamara, Brown University
  12. Xiao Wang, Northwestern University

Call for Contributed Talks

TPMPC solicits contributed talks in the area of the theory and/or practice of secure multiparty computation. Talks can include papers published recently in top conferences, or work yet to be published. Areas of interest include

  • Theoretical foundations of multiparty computation: feasibility, assumptions, asymptotic efficiency, etc.
  • Efficient MPC protocols for general or specific tasks of interest
  • Implementations and applications of MPC

The TPMPC steering committee will select talks with the aim of constructing a balanced program that will be of interest to the audience.

Details regarding contributed talks and submissions:

  • Contributed talks will be 20-30 minutes.
  • The deadline for contributed talks will be on February 18th 25th.
  • Please submit a short abstract (up to five pages, but preferably just one) of your proposed talk via the submission system:

https://secure.iacr.org/websubrev/tpmpc2020/submit/

  • Submissions should include the list of co-authors and, preferably, the speaker's name.
  • During the submission process you will be asked to insert your Conflict of Interest (CoI) with the program committee members. TPMPC considers the following situations to lead to a CoI: co-authorship of the submitted talk; sharing the same affiliation; current or former student/supervisor relationship; family/romantic relationship.
  • If your talk is an already published work, please include a link and information about where it was presented.
  • Notifications will be sent out at the beginning of April.

The program committee who will choose the talks consists of Ivan Damgård, Carmit Hazay, Jesper Buus Nielsen, Claudio Orlandi, Mike Rosulek, Thomas Schneider, Peter Scholl and Nigel Smart.

Student Stipends

We have a limited number of student stipends to support PhD Students to attend the workshop. Priority will be given to students who have little or no other funding (i.e. from institutions without access to large travel funds), and who would benefit the most from attending (i.e. those who are working on MPC related areas).

The size of the stipend will vary depending on the specific needs of each stipend recepient.

If you would like to be considered, please:

1. Send a short motivation by email to malene.andersen@cs.au.dk containing at least two paragraphs adressing the following: why you should be funded, where you are a student, who your supervisor is and what your thesis topic is about.

2. Have your supervisor confirm your application by email to malene.andersen@cs.au.dk.

Deadline for stipend applications is Wednesday April 1st, 2020!

Local Organizers

  • Ivan Damgård, Aarhus University
  • Jesper Buus Nielsen, Aarhus University
  • Claudio Orlandi, Aarhus University
  • Peter Scholl, Aarhus University

Administrative Organization

Affiliated event:

In the week before TPMPC 2020 (18th of May until 22nd of May 2020) the Summer School on the Theory and Practice of Secure Multiparty Computation will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark. More information can be found here:

https://events.au.dk/mpcsummerschool2020/tpmpcsummerschool2020.html

Code of Conduct

The TPMPC Steering Committee is committed to providing an experience free of harassment and discrimination in its events, respecting the dignity of every participant.

Participants who violate this code may be sanctioned and/or expelled from the event, at the discretion of the Local Organizer(s). Any action will only be taken with the consent of the affected party subject to applicable laws.

If you experience harassment or discriminatory behavior at TPMPC event, we encourage you to reach out to someone who could help. The following are available to you: the IACR Code of Conduct Liaison (Tal Rabin, conduct@iacr.org), the Local Organizer, any member of the TPMPC Steering Committee.

If you witness harassment or discriminatory behavior, please consider intervening.

The workshop is organized in collaboration with the MPCPRO project and COBRA.