Executive School on Post-Quantum Cryptography 2017
Eindhoven, the Netherlands, June 22–23, 2017


The ECRYPT-CSA project organizes a two-day executive school to give a crash course on post-quantum cryptography. The school will run from Thursday morning till early afternoon on Friday.

The lectures should be accessible to any person with knowledge equivalent to having a bachelor in mathematics, computer science, or the IT side of electrical engineering. The school will cover all the basics of post-quantum cryptography.

In parallel to this school there will be a longer Summer School on Post-Quantum Cryptography (organized by PQCRYPTO) which will run June 19–23, 2017 following the style of a classical summer school with lectures and exercises.

In the following week PQCrypto 2017 will take place in Utrecht June 26–28, 2017.



The school will run from the morning of June 22 till early afternoon on June 23. We will have a dinner on June 22.

For full details and times see here.


Registration is now open. Please register here.

The early registration fee was 150 EUR, the late registration fee is 200 EUR. The fee covers all talks and coffee breaks, lunches on June 22-23 and a dinner on June 22. There is no extra discount for students.
Payment of the registration fee is by bank transfer.

The bank transfer details appear on the registration site and on the confirmation email. For completeness, here are all details. Please use 323120-1003776-$your-last-name as the subject/purpose of the transfer. Else we cannot trace the transfer. The IBAN is NL42Rabo0158249658 and the BIC is RaboNL2U

Please contact us if you encounter technical problems paying the registration fee.


The executive school will take place at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven in the city of Eindhoven, North Brabant.

Talks will be given at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven in the Movie Theatre in the Zwarte Doos.

Information of how to reach TU/e is available here. The Movie Theatre is on the first floor of the Zwarte Doos, building 4 (in quadrant B5) on the campus map.


The university is very close to the train station and the city center, any central hotel will be suitable. You can find more information at the Tourist Office of Eindhoven.

Travel and Visas

If you need a visa please email Tanja Lange with the required details, including a reference to your homepage or contact information of your supervisor. Check out the official government page first to see whether you need a visa (search for the "Do I need a visa?" section and check out the pdf file).

Eindhoven has direct train connections to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Airport, Rotterdam, and Den Haag to the north/west and to Venlo and Maastricht to the east/south. The closest airports are Eindhoven airport, Rotterdam airport and Schiphol (Amsterdam airport); these can be reached by public transportation. Weeze is reachable by car.

Some years ago all public transportation got unified to accept a form of electronic payment, the OV Chipcard. While the card is quite famous in crypto and security as a subject of research, it can also be used for public transportation. The card costs 7.50 EUR but saves you 1 EUR on every train ride (fee for the paper card) and around 1.50 EUR for short bus rides. You need to check in at the start of your journey and out at the end of it. Fees are based on distance.

Amsterdam airport to Eindhoven

Eindhoven is about 1.5 hours by train from Schiphol (Amsterdam airport), the biggest airport in the Netherlands with good connections to everywhere in the world. The airport has a train station (called Schiphol) and direct trains serve Eindhoven twice per hour during daytime; there are also two rides per hour involving a change in Utrecht.
Train tickets are available from the yellow ticket machines in the main hall of the train station. There are also some in the luggage hall, so you can make use of the time waiting for your luggage. There is also a ticket office in the central hall of the station, but they charge extra for serving you.
Single-ride tickets cost 1 EUR extra and they charge an extra fee for using credit cards. You can take trains using the OV chip card. Cards are available at the station as well. A card costs 7.50 EUR + fare; you need to have at least 20 EUR on them in order to take trains. This only pays off if you intend to take many train rides or use busses.
The Dutch train company http://www.ns.nl/en sells online tickets but require a Dutch bank account to purchase the ticket. You are not bound to the timeslot that you selected but to the date and the routing.
The Belgian train company https://www.b-europe.com/EN sells online tickets for the Dutch trains. The price is slightly higher than on the Dutch site but includes credit card fees and is cheaper than the one-time ticket+credit card fee (and saves you the wait if the machines are crowded).

Eindhoven airport

Eindhoven also has its own airport which is served by some low-cost airlines. From the arrival hall at Eindhoven airport you can walk to the bus stop. With bus no 400, starting at Eindhoven Airport, Eindhoven Central station is accessible in 21 minutes (and 24 min for bus 401). You can buy a ticket in the bus or use an OV chip card.

International trains to Eindhoven

For international train tickets check out https://www.nsinternational.nl/en. Sometimes https://www.bahn.com/en/ offers better prices (or credit card fees).

Local transportation

Details on public transportation can be found at http://9292.nl/en. Note that you can search for connections between street addresses. TU/e is very close to the train station and city center, so likely you won't need to take any bus in Eindhoven.


For general inquires please contact:
Daniel J. BernsteinAnita KloosterTanja Lange
f1d8b4c926c6 at box.cr.yp.tosecdm at tue.nltanja at pqcrypto.eu.org

All at
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
P.O. Box 513
5600MB Eindhoven
The Netherlands

Last modified: 2017.06.12