Workshop on Cryptography for the Internet of Things and Cloud
6. & 7. November 2017
Bochum, Germany
Workshop on Cryptography for the Internet of Things and Cloud 2017
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Workshop on Cryptography for the Internet of Things and Cloud 2017
6. & 7. November 2017 – Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

General Information

A large number of upcoming applications will rely on the evolution of two technologies, (a) the Internet of Things and (b) large-scale computations in the Cloud. Despite the significant difference of these technologies, they will in many application interact with each other. Examples include IoT devices are connected to the Cloud, and Cloud services that rely on distributes sensor. Hence, in order to provide sound over-all security, both technologies must be carefully evaluated.

This workshop aims at bringing the community of IoT and Cloud security together, and to discuss recent challenges and advances in the field of cryptography that are relevant for both areas.

This two-day workshop is funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 projects ECRYPT-NET and ECRYPT-CSA. The workshop will have multiple sessions, each consisting of a keynote and flashlight talks. A session will start with a keynote talk that provides a general overview over a particular relevant (and current) topic in cryptography. The keynote is followed by several flashlight talks, addressing more specific aspects and solutions. Each session concludes with a panel discussion with the goal to identify new directions for future research.

The workshop is organized by Horst Görtz Institute for IT-Security (HGI) at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), Germany.

Important Dates

Workshop date: 6. & 7. November 2017

Organizing Committee

Tim Güneysu (Ruhr-Universität Bochum & DFKI)
Christof Paar (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)



This Workshop is part of the ECRYPT CSA and ECRYPT NET Project, which has the goal to strengthen European excellence in the area of cryptology and to build on the Network of Excellence ECRYPT and ECRYPT II. We involve academia, industry, law enforcement, and defense agencies aiming to achieve a long-lasting integration and unify of the European cryptography community.


ECRYPT NET is a research network of six universities and two companies, as well as 7 associated companies, funded by a Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN (Integrated Training Network) grant.


ECRYPT-CSA has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 645421. And ECRYPT-NET has received funding under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 643161.

UPDATE 10/08/2017: The website is up.