About

Objective

The main goal of this summer school is to introduce the theory of Euclidean lattices with the focus on their applications in cryptography. In the first series of lectures, Prof. Dr. Damien Stehlé will talk about computationally hard problems on lattices and how these problems can be used to build cryptographic primitives. In the second series of lectures, Prof. Dr. Alexander May will explain how to turn lattices into a very powerful cryptanalytic tool.

Format

The school starts on the 15th Monday morning and ends on the 19th Friday afternoon. There are two lecturers at the school. Each of them gives one lecture of duration ~1h30 per day. Both lectures are scheduled for mornings with a short break between them. After a joint lunch, tutorial sessions each of duration ~1h15min will be offered. During this tutorial session, the lecturers will offer exercises related to the content of their lectures.

On Wednesday, we plan an excursion to the Curonian Spit.

On Friday, instead of a tutorial session, we plan a Poster Session. During this session participants will have an opportunity to present either their on-going work, or their PhD plan to the lecturer and receive a feedback.

Location

Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Kaliningrad, Russia

When

15--19 July, 2019

Target audience

The target audience are master students, PhD candidates, PostDocs or other interested people with some background in mathematics or computer science. Prior knowledge of lattices will not be assumed. However, the attendees should be comfortable with basic linear algebra, algorithms and probability theory.

Registration fees

20€ (or 1500 ₽) + 30 € (or 2250 ₽) if you want to attend the excursion on Wednesday

Each participant will be asked to pay the fees upon arrival on Monday, July the 15th, during the registration. The fees can be paid either in euros or in rubles.

Stipends

Thanks to Germany's Excellence Strategy - EXC 2092 CASA - 390781972, we offer a limited number of travel stipends of at most 400€. If you want to apply for a stipend, indicate it in the Comment field during the registrataion and send your CV and a recommendation letter from your adviser to the organisers.

Organisers

Institue of Physics, Mamethatics and Computer Science

Elena Kirshanova

Ekaterina Malygina

Semen Novoselov

Schedule

Monday 15.07

8:30-9:00 Registration

9:00-9:15 Opening remarks

9:15-10:45 Lecture I

10:45-11:05 Coffee

10:45-11:05 Lecture II

12:35-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:15 Tutorial session I

15:15-15:30 Coffee II

15:30-16:45 Tutorial session I

Speakers

Prof. Dr. Damien Stehlé

Professor, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon

Personal web-page

Prof. Dr. Alexander May

Professor, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Personal web-page

Registration

I want to present a poster
I want to attend the excursion
I have dietery restrictions

Please indicate your diet in the comment field below

Practical Information

Travel

The school will be held in I.Kant Baltic Federal University, Nevskogo St., building 14, Administrative building, room "Aquarium"

By Plane

Kaliningrad has one international airport "Khrabrovo". There are daily direct flights from Riga (Latvia), Warsaw (Poland), Minsk (Belarussia), as well as several flights per day from Moscow and Saint Petersburg. The complete list of destinations can be found here. The airport is located 45 min. from the city main train station. There is a bus service every 40 min, the schedule can be found here. The tickets can be purchased from a bus driver. There are also taxis, the price rates can be found here.

By Bus

The European bus line ECOLINES has direct conntections on daily basis from several cities in Poland. It takes ~8h. from Warsaw, ~4h. from Gdansk.

By Train

If you want to get a flavour of famous Trans-Siberian Railroad Journey, you can take a train from Moscow (one train per day, ~20h.) or from Saint Petersburg (one train per day, ~27h.), the tickets can be purchased here. In this case, you must be eligible to enter Schengen zone as the train goes through Lithuania.

Accomodation

The following hotels are localted within a walking distance from the venue:

  • Mercure Kaliningrad, 4-star hotel, 85€ per night with breakfast, 10 min walk to the venue
  • Oberteich Hotel, 3-star hotel, 50€ per night with breakfast, 20 min walk
  • Tourist Hotel, 3-star hotel. 40€ per night with breakfast, 15 min walk
  • Villa Tatiana, 3-star hotel. 35€ per night with breakfast, 10 min walk
  • Radisson Blu Hotel Kaliningrad, 4-star hotel, 90€ per night with breakfast, 25 min walk

In Kalinigrad

Local currency is Russian Ruble ₽. There are plenty of currency exchanges in the city. You can easily exchanges euros, US dollars, British Pounds, Swiss Francs to Russian Ruble. Other currencies may not be accepted for exchange in some places.

Tickets for local transportation within the city can only be purchased in cash when you are inside a bus or a train (there are no vending machines). One-ride ticket costs 22 ₽.