TIFAC-CORE in Cyber Security, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritanagar, Coimbatore organized a 4 day workshop on Algorithms and Large Scale Computations in Cryptology from November 3-6, 2015.
The workshop on Algorithms and Large Scale Computations in Cryptology was held at the Executive Conference Hall, Academic Block- II at Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore. There were around 50 participants from different universities and government organizations. The main objectives of the workshop was to discuss various types of algorithms used for large scale computations in cryptology. Workshop covered integer factorization techniques for different RSA moduli, algorithms on lattice methods, solving large sparse systems of equations, applications of elliptic curves in cryptography and some recent algorithms for algebraic cryptanalysis.
Dr. M. Sethumadhavan, Head TIFAC CORE in Cyber Security addressed the participants. He welcomed all the distinguished speakers to the workshop. He gave an overview of the topics to be discussed and gave a lecture on the recent trends in elliptic curve cryptography.Prof C.E. Venimadhavan, IISc, Bangalore along with Mr. H. V. Kumar Swamy gave lectures on integer factoring and large scale computation techniques. Factoring integers such as the RSA moduli of sizes 512 bits and above pose immense algorithmic and computational challenges. The RSA moduli of sizes 576, 640, 704 and 768 bits have been factored by consortia of research groups in Europe during 2000 - 2010. They have presented their ongoing work in this area involving design, analysis, extensions and implementations of state-of-the-art software systems for cluster computing. With experiences in addressing the 512, 640 challenges, they propose to attack the 1024 challenge. The workshop also addressed various scaling issues related to these topics, with demonstrations of ongoing work.
The workshop concluded with discussions on the open problems in the related areas.