Summer School on Post-Quantum Cryptography 2017
Eindhoven, the Netherlands, June 19–23, 2017
The PQCRYPTO project organizes a one-week school on all aspects of post-quantum cryptography. The school will run from Monday morning till early afternoon on Friday. Each day will feature lectures and exercise sessions. Please make sure to bring a laptop.
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. Please be prepared to engage during the exercise sessions. This is a classical summer school with exercise sessions.
In parallel to the last two days of this school there will be an Executive School on Post-Quantum Cryptography (organized by ECRYPT-CSA) which will run June 22–23, 2017. That school will cover all the basics of post-quantum cryptography as well but does not offer exercises or more advanced lectures.
In the following week PQCrypto 2017 will take place in Utrecht June 26–28, 2017.
The school will run from the morning of June 19 till erly afternoon on June 23. We will have an excursion in the afternoon of June 21 followed by a dinner; both are included in the registration fee.
For full details and times see here.
Registration is now open. Please register here.
The early registration fee was 200 EUR, the late registration fee is
250 EUR. The fee covers all talks and coffee
breaks, lunches on June 19-23, an excursion on June 21, and a
dinner on June 21. There is no extra discount for students.
The bank transfer details appear on the registration site and on the confirmation email. For completeness, here are all details. Please use 323120-1003774-$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.
We will offer some stipends. These will cover a registration fee
waiver and 6 nights in a shared double room. We do not plan
to support travel.
The summer 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 Blauwe Zaal.
AccommodationThe 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
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 (24 min for bus 401). You can buy a ticket in the bus or use an OV chip card.
International trains to Eindhoven
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.
OrganizationThe summer school on post-quantum cryptography is organized by the H2020-RIA PQCRYPTO. The main organizers are Daniel J. Bernstein, Andreas Hülsing, and Tanja Lange.
ContactFor general inquires please contact:
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
P.O. Box 513
Last modified: 2017.06.14