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Theoretically-Sound Real-World Cryptography

Objective

Novel technologies like Cloud Computing, Ubiquitous Computing, Big Data, Industry 4.0 and the Internet
of Things do not only come with a huge demand for practical and efficient cryptosystems, but also with many novel attack surfaces. The security properties required from cryptographic building blocks for these innovative applications go beyond classical security goals.

Modern theoretical cryptography has very successfully developed powerful techniques that enable the design and rigorous formal analysis of cryptosystems in theoretical security models. Now that these techniques are readily available, we have to take the next important step: the evolution of these techniques from idealized theoretical settings to the demands of real-world applications.

The REWOCRYPT project will tackle this main research challenge at the intersection of theoretical and real-world cryptography. It will provide a solid foundation for the design and mathematically rigorous security analysis of the next generation of cryptosystems that provably meet real-world security requirements and can safely be used to realize secure communication in trustworthy services and products for a modern interconnected society.

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-STG
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Host institution

BERGISCHE UNIVERSITAET WUPPERTAL
Address
Gauss-strasse 20
42119 Wuppertal
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 410 788

Beneficiaries (2)

BERGISCHE UNIVERSITAET WUPPERTAL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 410 788
Address
Gauss-strasse 20
42119 Wuppertal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET PADERBORN

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 87 850
Address
Warburger Strasse 100
33098 Paderborn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments