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DIMACS Workshop on Outsourcing Computation Securely

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Synopsis: The topics of this interdisciplinary workshop will span security concerns for outsourced computations. A particular focus will be applications of probabilistic proofs, such as verifiable computing (wherein a client can verify the correctness of an untrusted computation without re-executing it).
Start Time: Thursday, July 6, 2017 9:00 AM
End Time: Friday, July 7, 2017 4:30 PM
Location: Computing Research & Education Building (Core)
Address: 96 Frelinghuysen Road
Campus: Busch
Room: 431
City, State, Country: Piscataway, NJ US
Fee: see website
Sponsor: DIMACS Special Focus on Cryptography as part of the DIMACS/Simons Collaboration in Cryptography and the DIMACS Special Focus on Cybersecurity.
Category: Workshop, Course
Web Site:
Contact Name: Nicole Clark
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (848) 445-5928
Additional Information: In modern computing, sensitive computations are routinely outsourced to remote providers. This paradigm comes with tremendous promise. For example, weak individuals and devices can be empowered by access to vast computation resources, fine-grained data about individuals can be tracked and analyzed to improve services and quality of life, and small organizations and individuals can benefit from pricing that economies of scale provide. Applications span the commercial, government, and military domains. However, with this promise also comes risk. An untrusted provider might knowingly (or unwittingly) corrupt a computation. Outsourcing a sensitive computation might result in breaches of privacy. Security considerations such as these prevent enterprises and individuals from outsourcing their computations and reaping the full benefits of cloud computing.
Target Audience: Current Students,  Researchers,  Undergraduate Students,  Graduate Students