International Association for Cryptologic Research

ECRYPT - European Network of Excellence for Cryptology

ECRYPT - European Network of Excellence for Cryptology is a 4-year network of excellence funded within the Information Societies Technology (IST) Programme of the European Commission's Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) under contract number IST-2002-507932. It falls under the action line Towards a global dependability and security framework. ECRYPT was launched on February 1st, 2004. Its objective is to intensify the collaboration of European researchers in information security, and more in particular in cryptology and digital watermarking.

The activities of the ECRYPT Network of Excellence will be organized into five virtual laboratories established as follows:

  1. Symmetric techniques virtual lab (STVL)
  2. Asymmetric techniques virtual lab (AZTEC)
  3. Protocols virtual lab (PROVILAB)
  4. Secure and efficient implementations virtual lab (VAMPIRE), and
  5. Watermarking and perceptual hashing virtual lab (WAVILA).

ECRYPT activities:

  • Summer schools and workshops
  • Exchanges of researchers, outside visitors
  • Common publications, integration of tools
  • Input to standardization bodies and other dissemination activities.
  • Jointly executed targeted research, within ECRYPT's virtual labs

Calendar of Open (Public) Workshops and Schools organized by ECRYPT:

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