The Western European Workshop on Research in Cryptology (WEWoRC) is a bi-yearly international workshop with a specific focus on research performed by junior scientists in the area of cryptology. This focus is exhibited by the rule that at least one of the authors of a paper which is to be presented at WEWoRC must be a junior researcher. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Foundations of cryptology (e.g., computational number theory, complexity theory, ...)
- Secret-key cryptography (e.g., block ciphers, stream ciphers, hash functions, MACs, ...)
- Public-key cryptography (e.g., identification protocols, digital signatures, encryption, ...)
- Cryptographic protocols (e.g., privacy, mobile security, distributed cryptography, ...)
- Design of cryptographic schemes
- Security proofs
- Anonymity (e.g., in e-commerce, e-voting, ...)
- Implementation of cryptosystems and their integration into secure systems
- Secure operating systems and trusted computing
- Applications such as watermarking and code obfuscation
The workshop is one of the central scientific activities of the German special interest group on applied cryptology (FG Krypto). It takes place every second year.
WEWoRC is twinned with Yet Another Conference on Cryptography (YACC). It is organized since 2002 and takes place on the French island of Porquerolles. As WEWoRC, it is organized every second year. The last edition of YACC took place in 2014. You can access more information on the website of YACC'14.