[Busec] [Cybersecurity-global] DIMACS Workshop on Coding Theoretic Methods for Network Security

Foteini Baldimtsi foteini at bu.edu
Thu Oct 23 12:18:38 EDT 2014


DIMACS Workshop on Coding Theoretic Methods for Network Security

   March 25 - 27, 2015
   DIMACS Center, CoRE Building, Rutgers University

    Mahdi Cheraghchi, MIT
    Salim El Rouayheb, IIT
    Emina Soljanin, Bell Labs, emina at research.bell-labs.com

Presented under the auspices of the DIMACS Special Focus on Cybersecurity.
Workshop Announcement:

The data explosion we witness in today's digital world reinforces
the concerns about security and privacy in networks. Coding-theoretic
techniques, such as network coding and erasure coding for distributed
storage, have been recently proposed and partially adopted in practice
in order to reduce the cost incurred by data growth in networks in terms
of bandwidth use, storage capacity, and energy
consumption. Unfortunately, using such codes in networks creates novel
security vulnerabilities e.g., pollution attacks and eavesdropping,
which have not yet been adequately addressed.

But, the distributed nature of networked systems does not only open new
venues to attack. It also often imposes information-theoretic
limitations on the adversary, making it possible to achieve provable and
information-theoretic security without relying on computational
assumptions of traditional cryptography. Some such examples include
private information retrieval, differential privacy, distributed secret
sharing, exposure-resilient and tamper-resilient coding. A growing body
of recent literature has been addressing these problems.

This workshop intends to bring together experts in coding theory,
network coding, network security and privacy from the electrical
engineering and computer science disciplines, along with experts from
the industry. The goal is to discuss recent progress and identify open
problems in security that arise in networks and distributed systems
which could be effectively addressed by coding-theoretic techniques.

Call for Participation:

Attendance at the workshop is open to all interested participants
(subject to space limitations). Please register if you would like to
attend this workshop.


Workshop web site:

 For details and to register see:

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