PQCrypto 2008

University of Cincinnati, USA, October 17-19, 2008


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The Second international Workshop on Post-Quantum Cryptography


Presentation Slides Available:

The slides from many of the talks are now available - please see the Program.

Proceedings Available:

The proceedings of the workshop (LNCS 5299) is now available online. You can find information about it at http://www.springeronline.com/978-3-540-88402-6 or access the online version at http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-3-540-88402-6/.



PQCrypto 2008 will serve as a forum for researchers to present results and exchange ideas in post-quantum cryptography. The topics include (but are not restricted to)

  • public key cryptosystems that have the potential to resist possible future quantum computers such as: hash-based Merkle-type signature schemes, lattice-based cryptosystems, code-based cryptosystems, multivariate cryptosystems and quantum cryptographic schemes;

  • classical and quantum attacks including side channel attacks on the post-quantum cryptosystems;

  • security models for the post-quantum era.


Program Chair: Johannes Buchmann, Jintai Ding

General Chair: Timothy Hodges

Local Committee: Timothy Hodges, Jintai Ding, Dieter Schmidt

Invited Speakers

Daniel Bernstein
Research Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Graeme Smith
Postdoctoral Fellow at IBM T J Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights

Daniele Micciancio
Associate Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering department at the University of California at San Diego


Bo-Yin Yang
Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of Information Science of Academia Sinica in Taiwan.


Johannes Buchmann
Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, Technische Universität Darmstadt.



The Taft Research Center

Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cincinnati