Functional Encryption (FE) is a new cryptographic paradigm that overcomes the all-or-nothing decryptability barrier of
present encryption systems. In an FE system the decryptor deciphers a function over the message plaintext instead of
the message itself. Tremendous advances by the research community have been made in the last decade to increase the
functionality, security and performance. FE schemes are ready for large scale deployment in industrial applications.
The hackathon aims at showing the practicability and versatility of FE for real-world applications and exploring
novel use cases beyond what is imaginable with classical encryption schemes. The hackathon also aims at reducing the
entry barrier for researchers, engineers, product owners, architects to deploy FE schemes in their security
Prizes will be awarded in total of 7000€ to the best hacks.
Dates: 8th to 15th January 2021
The RWdC workshop will gather academic and industry researchers for talks
on cryptography/distributed systems solutions that were specifically
designed for decentralized setup, reconfiguration, and applications and
concludes with a panel where challenges and difficulties for such systems
Dates: 15 January, 2021, from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm CET
Anonymous Credentials is a construction that tries to solve the problem
of propagating trust signals while protecting anonymity. On this
informal meeting, we will discuss the current status of the different
projects that use anonymous credentials and what open problems still
exist on its sphere.
Deniability is the property which allows participants in a protocol to
deny having executed an action in it to anyone but themselves. On this
informal meeting, we will discuss the open problems that surround this