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May 20, 2014
Notification of acceptance: Jul. 4, 2014
Final papers: Jul. 16, 2014
Summer school: Sep. 29-30, 2014
Conference: Oct. 1-3, 2014


University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario


Post-quantum Cryptography Summer School

September 29-30, 2014


Summer school

The Post-quantum Cryptography Summer School is a two-day program focused on cryptography in a quantum era.

It is part of the CryptoWorks21 training program and is hosted by the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre on the University of Waterloo main campus at 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

The Post-quantum crypto summer school aims to provide an overview and introduction to the main approaches to providing cryptographic tools that may be safe against quantum algorithmic attacks. The target audience is students and other researchers conducting or interested in conducting research related to designing, testing or deploying quantum-safe cryptography.

The summer school will be followed by the PQCrypto 2014 conference (October 1-3, 2014). Students who come to the summer school are encouraged to attend the conference.

Fees and accommodations

There will be a small registration fee for the summer school. Students may apply for funding support. Details about registration, funding support, and accommodations will be available on the conference web page (pqcrypto2014.uwaterloo.ca) in early June.

Scientific program

The Summer School will include lectures on the following topics.