University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario

Recorded talks now available

All the recorded talks from the 2014 PQCrypto Summer School and Conference are now available.
All the talks have been linked to the Summer School and Conference schedules and are also posted on IQC’s YouTube channel.

Post-Quantum Cryptography Summer School Schedule

An online schedule (PDF) for the Post-Quantum Cryptography Summer School is now available.


Monday, September 29

8 a.m. Registration and coffee

8:45 a.m. Opening remarks

9 a.m. Johannes Buchmann & Andreas Hülsing
Hash-Based Signatures

11 a.m. Lab tour

12 p.m. Lunch

1 p.m. Daniele Micciancio
Lattice-based public-key cryptography

3 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. Stacy Jeffery
Quantum Cryptanalysis

5:15 p.m. Reception


Tuesday, September 30

8 a.m. Coffee

8:30 a.m. Daniele Micciancio
Lattice-based public-key cryptography

9:30 a.m. Daniel Smith-Tone
Multi-variate functions based public-key cryptography

11:30 a.m. Group picture

12 p.m. Lunch

1 p.m. Nicolas Sendrier
Code-based public-key cryptography

3 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m.
Douglas Stebila
Quantum Key Establishment (not recorded)

Post-Quantum Cryptography Conference Schedule

An online schedule (PDF) for the Post-Quantum Cryptography Conference is now available.


Wednesday, October 1

8 a.m. Registration and coffee

8:45 a.m. Opening remarks

9 a.m. Perlner
Optimizing Information Set Decoding Algorithms to Attach Cyclosymmetric MDPC Codes

9:30 a.m. Von Maurich, Guneysu
Towards Side-Channel Resistant Implementations of QC-MDPC McEliece Encryption on Constrained Devices

10 a.m. Heyse, Zimmermann, Parr
Attacking Code-Based Cryptosystems with Information Set Decoding Using Special-Purpose Hardware

10:30 a.m. Break

11 a.m. Invited talk: Matteo Mariantoni
Building a superconducting quantum computer

12 p.m. Group Picture

12:15 p.m. Lunch

2 p.m. Hoffstein, Pipher, Schanck, Silverman, Whyte
Transcript Secure Signatures Based on Modular Lattices

2:30 p.m. Aguilar Melchor, Boyen, Deneuville, Gaborit
Sealing the Leak on Classical NTRU Signatures

3 p.m. Cabarcas, Weiden, Buchmann
On the Efficiency of Provably Secure NTRU

3:30 p.m. Break

4 p.m. Invited talk: Nicolas Gisin
Quantum Cryptography

5 p.m. Reception


Thursday, October 2

8:30 a.m. Coffee

9 a.m. Peikert
Lattice Cryptography for the Internet

9:30 a.m. Jao, Soukharev
Isogeny-Based Quantum- Resistant Undeniable Signatures

10 a.m. Song
A Note on Quantum Security for Post-Quantum Cryptography

10:30 a.m. Break

11 a.m. Invited talk: Vinod Vaikuntanathan
Lattices and Cryptography: A Match Made in Heaven

12 p.m. Lunch

2 p.m. Ding, Petzoldt, Wang
The Cubic Simple Matrix Encryption Scheme

2:30 p.m. Gaborit, Ruatta, Schrek, Zemor
RankSign: An Efficient Signature Algorithm Based on the Rank Metric

3:00 p.m. Cheng, Hashimoto, Miura, Takagi
A Polynomial-Time Algorithm for Solving a Class of Underdetermined Multivariate Quadratic Equations over Fields of Odd Characteristics

3:30 p.m. Break

4 p.m. Invited talk: Lily Chen
Read the Crystal Ball – Quantum Resistant Cryptography Standards

5 p.m. Banquet


Friday October 3

8 a.m. Coffee

8:30 a.m. Porris, Baena, Ding
ZHFE, a New Multivariate Public Key Encryption Scheme

9 a.m. Daniels, Smith-Tone
Differential Properties of the H F E Cryptosystem

9:30 a.m. Hashimoto
Cryptanalysis of the Multivariate Signature Scheme Proposed in PQCryptop 2013

10 a.m. Moody, Perlner, Smith-Tone
An Asymptotically Optimal Structure Attack on the ABC Multivariate Encryption Scheme

10:30 a.m. Break

11 a.m. Recent results

12 p.m. IQC lab tour



Recent results session

Albrecht Petzoldt, Technische Universität Darmstadt
White-Box Implementation of Multivariate Schemes

Denis Butin, Technische Universität Darmstadt
Practical hash-based signatures

Andreas Hülsing, The Eindhoven University of Technology
SPHINCS: Practical stateless hash-based signatures

Daniel Cabarcas Jaramillo, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Efficient Integer Encoding for Homomorphic Encryption via Ring Isomorphisms

Thijs Laarhoven, The Eindhoven University of Technology
Sieving for shortest vectors in lattices using angular locality-sensitive hashing and quantum search

Grégory Landais, Institut national de recherche en informatique et en automatique
As promised : CFS and ISD source code

Anirudh Sankar, University of Waterloo
A quantum algorithm for computing isogenies between supersingular elliptic curves

List of accepted papers is available

An online list of the accepted papers for PQCrypto 2014 is now available.

Travel Stipends

Travel stipends are available for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and junior scientists to attend the PQCrypto Summer School. Applications are due August 5.

Registration now open

Registration for the PQCrypto Conference and Summer School is now open. Deadline for registration is September 5.


The submission web page is now open. The initial submission deadline is May 21, 2014. The final submission deadline is May 28, 2014.

Summer School

PQCrypto 2014 will be preceded by a two day summer school
(September 29-30 2014). Graduate students and postdoctoral
fellows are encouraged to attend.

Call for papers open

The Call for Papers is now open. The initial submission deadline for papers is May 21, 2014. The final submission deadline is May 28, 2014. The notification deadline is July 4, 2014.

PQCrypto 2014 announcement

The Institute for Quantum Computing and the University of Waterloo are happy to announce that the 2014 edition of the PQCrypto 6th International Conference on Post-Quantum Cryptography will be held on 1-3 October 2014 at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. The conference will be immediately preceded by a summer school held on 29-30 September 2014.

PQCrypto 2014 is chaired by Alfred Menezes and Michele Mosca. Please stay tuned for more information.