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European Network of Excellence in Cryptology

Objective

ECRYPT is a NoE in the area of cryptology and watermarking. Cryptology is the science that studies mathematical techniques in order to provide secrecy, authenticity and related properties for digital information. Watermarking allows embedding hidden information into the digital media, such that the watermark is imperceptible and difficult to remove. Cryptology and watermarking are interdisciplinary research areas with a high strategic impact for European industry and for the society as a whole. They are a fundamental enabler for security, privacy and dependability in the Information Society for digital asset management.

The ECRYPT research roadmap is motivated by the changing environment (evolving towards ambient intelligence) and threat models in which cryptology is deployed, by the gradual erosion of the computational difficulty of the mathematical problems on which cryptology is based, by the need of strong foundations in the watermarking area and by the requirements of new applications and cryptographic implementations. The main objective of ECRYPT is to ensure a durable integration of European research in both academia and industry and to maintain and strengthen the European excellence in these areas. In order to reach this goal, 32 leading players propose to integrate their research capabilities within five virtual labs focused on the following core research areas: symmetric key algorithms, public key algorithms, protocols, implementation, watermarking.

Essential integration activities will include joint workshops, exchange of researchers and students, development of common tools and benchmarks and a website and forum which will be a focal point for the network and the wider cryptographic community. Spreading activities will include a training program, a substantial contribution towards standardization bodies and an active publication policy. The project team has the critical mass and breadth to address the key questions in these areas.

Funding Scheme

NoE - Network of Excellence

Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium

Participants (38)

AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus
ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
Greece
Address
University Campus, Administraton Building
54124 Thessaloniki
AXALTO SA
France
Address
6 Rue De La Verrerie
92190 Meudon
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
3, Rue Michel-ange
75794 Paris Cedex 16
CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE TELECOMUNICAZIONI
Italy
Address
Parco Area Delle Scienze N. 181/A
43100 Parma
CRYPTOLOG INTERNATIONAL
France
Address
16/18 Rue Vulpian
75013 Paris 13
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1, Bygning 101A
2800 Kgs. Lyngby
ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE PARIS
France
Address
45, Rue D'ulm
75230 Paris Cedex 05
ECOLE SUPERIEURE D'ELECTRICITE - SUPELEC
France
Address
Plateau Du Moulon
91192 Gif Sur Yvette Cedex
EDIZONE GMBH ELECTRONIC BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS AND SECURITY
Germany
Address
Von-weichs-str. 20 App. Ii 225
Bonn
ERICSSON AB
Sweden
Address
Torshamnsgatan 23
164 80 Stockholm
FRANCE TELECOM SA
France
Address
Place D'alleray 6
75015 Paris
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Muenchen
GEMPLUS
France
Address
Parc D'activite De Gemenos Avenue Du Pic De Bertagne
13420 Gemenos
INSTITUT EURECOM
France
Address
2229 Route Des Cretes - Sophia Antipolis
Valbonne
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET EN AUTOMATIQUE
France
Address
Domaine De Voluceau
78153 Le Chesnay
INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
France
Address
46 Avenue Felix Viallet
38031 Grenoble Cedex 1
INSTYTUT MATEMATYCZNY POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
Address
Ul. Sniadeckich 8
00-956 Warszawa 10
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
United States
Address
New Orchard Road
NY 10504 Armonk
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
221 00 Lund
MASTERCARD EUROPE
Belgium
Address
Chaussee De Tervuren 198A
1410 Waterloo
OTTO-VON-GUERICKE-UNIVERSITAET MAGDEBURG
Germany
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
39106 Magdeburg
ROYAL HOLLOWAY AND BEDFORD NEW COLLEGE
United Kingdom
Address
Egham Hill
TW20 0EX Egham, Surrey
RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM
Germany
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 150
44780 Bochum
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
Address
Den Dolech 2
5600 MB Eindhoven
UNIFOB AS
Norway
Address
Museplass 2
5007 Bergen
UNIVERSIDAD DE VIGO
Spain
Address
Calle Oporto 1
36201 Vigo
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SALERNO
Italy
Address
Via Ponte Don Melillo
84084 Fisciano
UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN - STANDORT ESSEN
Germany
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 2
45117 Essen
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
Address
1 Place De L'universite
1348 Louvain-la-neuve
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve 4
UNIVERSITE DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DE LILLE - LILLE I
France
Address
Batiment A3 Cite Scientifique
Villeneuve D'ascq
UNIVERSITE JOSEPH FOURIER GRENOBLE 1
France
Address
621 Avenue Centrale - Domaine Universitaire
38400 Saint Martin D'heres
UNIVERSITE PARIS-SUD
France
Address
15, Rue Georges Clemenceau
91405 Orsay Cedex
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
Address
Musepl. 1
5020 Bergen
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Address
Senate House, Tyndall Avenue
BS8 1TH Bristol
VODAFONE GROUP SERVICES LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Vodafone House The Connection
RG14 2FN Newbury (Berkshire )