Scientific Programme

The goal of this ASI it to provide training and expertise to countries in the Ballkans, Middle East, and Mediterranean
region in developing and maintaining cryptosystems based on elliptic and hyperelliptic cryptography. We intend to provide courses on:
  • Curves and their Jacobians
  • Finite field arithmetic
  • Elliptic curves
  • The arithmetic of hyperelliptic curves
  • Pairings and Weil descent
  • Algebraic realizations of DL systems
  • Pairing based cryptography and smart cards
  • Implementation issues