Western European Workshop on Research in Cryptology

University of Bochum

WEWoRC 2009

July 7-9, 2009

Graz University of Technology, Austria

Call for Papers  

Mirrors: IAIK WEWoRC.org
WEWoRC is a research meeting in the field of cryptology with a specific focus on young researchers. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following
  • Foundations of cryptology (e.g., from computational number theory, complexity theory, combinatorics)
  • Secret-key cryptosystems and hash functions
  • Public-key cryptosystems
  • Modes of operation (e.g., Authenticated encryption and signcryption)
  • Cryptographic protocols (e.g., privacy, mobile security, distributed cryptography)
  • Hardware and software implementation of cryptosystems and their integration into secure systems
  • Secure operating systems and trusted computing
  • Applications such as watermarking and code obfuscation




To contact the organizers regarding any information on WEWoRC09 please write an email to: weworc09@iaik.tugraz.at

Important Dates for the Workshop:

  • Submission of abstract: Fr, June 5, 2009
  • Notification of acceptance for talk: Fr, June 12, 2009
  • Registration deadline: Fr, June 19, 2009
  • Workshop: Tue-Thu, July 7-9, 2009

Important Dates for Post-Conference Proceedings:

  • Submission of paper: Fr, September 25, 2009
  • Notification of acceptance: Fr, November 20, 2009


There are two types of submissions:
  • Short submissions (1-2 pages): they lead to a short talk (10-20 minutes)
  • Long submissions (3-5 pages): they lead to a long talk (30-45 minutes)

Submission of talks is closed by now.

It is strongly preferred that submissions be processed in LaTeX according to the instructions listed on http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html since these are mandatory for the final papers. Submitted papers must be in PDF format (without page numbering!) and should be submitted electronically.
Please note, that the submission of abstracts is not handled anonymously! If accepted for presentation, your submission will be included as is in the conference records.

To submit your abstract, please use the following link, or alternatively send a mail with the pdf-version of your abstract, incl. name of authors and affiliations to


As WEWoRC targets specifically young researchers, invitation to submit an article for the post-proceedings (planned to appear in the LNCS series) will be given in particular to Ph.D. and M.Sc. students. Submission to the conference records (as outlined above) is free to everybody and we would welcome a wide varity of submissions here.

To submit your article for the post-proceedings, please use the following link!


To register for WEWoRC 2009, please use the following link, or alternatively send a mail to

where the following fields are filled out:

Name of participant:
Contact email address:
Special needs (dietary or physical):

Registration Fee
  • Until June 21, 2009: 200 €
  • After June 21, 2009: 240 €
The registration includes the conference dinner on Wednesday, 3 lunches (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday), coffee breaks and the conference records. Moreover, post-proceedings will be sent to all participants. We strongly recommend payment by bank transfer (free of bank charges) and should be made exclusively to the account as stated below. On payment always quote your name and WEWORC 2009.

Bank details:
Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG, Leonhardstraße 21, 8010 Graz, Austria
Account: 51656 101 855, BLZ 12000
IBAN: AT93 1200 0516 5610 1855
Technische Universität Graz
  • Please note that accommodation is not included in the conference fees. A list of hotels can be found here.
Cancelation can only be accepted before June 21. In case of later cancelation, we do not give a refund on paid fees. However, all participants who do not show up for the workshop get a paper-copy of the conference records and the post-proceedings sent by postal mail.

Travel / Venue

Conference Venue
The conference will be held at the campus Inffeldgasse of the Graz University of Technology. The lecture room i12 is situated in the basement of the building Inffeldgasse 16b.
The registration on Monday, 6th as well as all the lunch breaks will take place at the ground floor of Inffeldgasse 16a at the Institute for Applied Information Processing and Communications (IAIK)
The location of all important venues and a detailed plan of the campus can be found here: Overview.
By Plane Directly to Graz

Graz has its own international airport called Thalerhof. The international airport code is GRZ. There are generally very good international flight connections to Graz airport. Most indirect flights to/from Graz Thalerhof go over Frankfurt (FRA), and Vienna (VIE).

To get from the Graz airport to the city it is preferable to either take a cab or the bus. A timetable for the busses leaving from and arriving at the Graz airport can be found here. If your hotel is located in the city center or near the IAIK we recommend you to take the bus to the Graz city center and leave at bus stop Jakominiplatz.

Additionally you can also take the train to the city. The train station Flughafen Graz - Feldkirchen is located a few hundred meters from the airport. The train arrives at the Graz Hauptbahnhof (central station).

By Plane to Vienna, by Train From Vienna to Graz

If you can't fly to Graz directly, it is also possible to fly to Vienna and arrive in Graz per train. From Vienna International Airport you can take the train to Graz Hauptbahnhof (central station). You need to change at least once at Vienna Südbahnhof (South train station). Some of the trains require you to change a second time (at Bruck an der Mur or Leoben). For trains going from Vienna to Graz see the online schedule information of the Austrian national train operator OEBB (use the station names Airport VIE and Graz for the search).

Additional Information

With approximately 250.000 inhabitants, Graz is the 2nd largest city of Austria and belongs to the region of Styria. In the city of Graz you find four universities (the University, the University of Technology, the Medical University of Graz, and the University of Music and Dramatic Arts). Among other sights, Graz owns a pleasant old center, which is one of the best preserved in Europe and was awarded World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1999. There are nice hills and mountains nearby to the north. Furthermore, the region south of Graz is a wine growing area with rustic wineries and many award winning winemakers. More about Graz can be found here: www.graztourism.at

If you need a city map to find the desired location you can use the online map of the city portal or use a general online map service like Map24 or Google Maps. For information on the public transport system you can consult this page.


WEWoRC 2009 is organized by the Institute for Applied Information Processing and Communications (IAIK) at the Graz University of Technology. It is co-chaired by Mario Lamberger and Christian Rechberger.


Academic Partners
We thank our sponsors for their support.
Silver Sponsors

Programme Committee

  • Frederik Armknecht HGI, Ruhr-University Bochum, DE
  • Olivier Billet, Orange Labs, FR
  • Carlos Cid, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
  • Orr Dunkelman, ENS, FR
  • Jürgen Fuß, FH Hagenberg, AT
  • Stefan Katzenbeisser, TU Darmstadt, DE
  • Aggelos Kiayias, UConn, US
  • Eike Kiltz, CWI, NL
  • Miroslaw Kutylowski, Wroclaw UT, PL
  • Gregor Leander, DTU, DK
  • Stefan Lucks, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, DE
  • Chris Mitchell, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
  • David Naccache, ENS Paris, FR
  • Raphael Phan, Loughborough Univ., UK
  • Bart Preneel, KU Leuven, BE
  • Christian Rechberger, TU Graz, Austria (Chair)
  • Vincent Rijmen, TU Graz, Austria; KU Leuven, BE
  • Nicolas Sendrier, INRIA, FR
  • Martijn Stam, EPFL, CH
  • François-Xavier Standaert, UCL, BE
  • Michael Tunstall, University of Bristol, UK
  • Huaxiong Wang, NTU, SG
  • Christopher Wolf, HGI, Ruhr-University Bochum, DE


We have compiled this list of hotels to the best of our knowledge. However, prices may change without us being informed. Hence: please check yourself with the hotel before making a definite booking. Please contact us in case you notice any discrepancies.
List of Hotels where you can register by telling the hotel the code word "WEWoRC 2009" in order to pay a reduced rate
Hotels close to the conference venue:

Hotel Mercure Graz Messe****:
Waltendorfer Gürtel 8-10
8010 Graz
T: +43 316 826 300-150
F: +43 316 826 300-630
E: h2212-re@accor.com
Web: www.accorhotels.com/accorhotels/fichehotel/de/mer/2212/fiche_hotel.shtml

Prices (prices are per room per night including breakfast, service charge and taxes):
Single room: EUR 78,-
Double Room: EUR 102,-

Please note: Please don't forget that these prices are available if you tell them the code word "WEWoRC 2009" AND if you book before June 15th, 2009. If you book later on, we would recommend using the code word "TU Graz" - you will then get the following rates:
Single room: EUR 78,-
Double Room: EUR 115,-

Hotels in the City Center of Graz:

Hotel Wiesler*****:
Grieskai 4-8
8020 Graz, Austria
T: +43 (0)316 7066-0
F: +43 (0)316 7066-76
E: info@hotelwiesler.com
Web: www.hotelwiesler.com

Prices (prices are per room per night including breakfast, service charge and taxes):
Single Standard: EUR 99,-
Double Standard: EUR 114,-

Please note: Please use the attached fax order form (code word: WEWoRC 2009)

Hotel Weitzer****:
Grieskai 12-16
8020 Graz
T: +43 316 703-0
F: +43 316 703-88 (Guest Relations, Front Desk)
F: +43 316 703-629 (Reservations)
E: hotel@weitzer.com
Web: http://www.hotelweitzer.com/de/index.html

Prices (prices are per room per night including breakfast, service charge and taxes):
Single Casual: EUR 71,-
Double Casual: EUR 87,-
Single Classic: EUR 91,-
Double Classic: EUR 100,-

Please note: Please use the attached fax order form (code word: WEWoRC 2009)

Further hotels in Graz (no special rates for "WEWoRC 2009"):

Kolpinghaus Graz:
Adolf-Kolping-Gasse 4-6
8010 Graz
T: +43 316 82 94 70-0
F: +43 316 82 94 70-560
E: kolpinghaus.graz@gmx.at
Web: http://www.kolping.vc-graz.ac.at/welcome.htm

Double room: EUR 24,-
Single room: EUR 29,-
Comfort Single room: EUR 39,-

Please note: Since this hotel is also used as a students hostel during the year, you will have to ask for the availability of rooms for the time period you want to stay there!

Hotel Grazerhof***:
Stubenberggasse 10
8010 Graz
T: +43 316 824358
F: +43 316 819633 40
E: hotel@grazerhof.at
Web: http://www.grazerhof.at

Hotel Feichtinger***:
Lendplatz 1a
8020 Graz
T: +43 316 724100
F: +43 316 724100 4
E: office@hotel-feichtinger.at
Web: http://hotel-feichtinger.at/hotelindex.htm

Hotel Mariahilf***:
Mariahilferstraße 9
8020 Graz
T: +43 316 713163
F: +43 316 713163 60
E: office@mariahilf.at
Web: http://hotelmariahilf.at

Hotel ETAP*:
Neubaugasse 11
8020 Graz
T: +43 316 764400
E: e5905@accor.com
Web: http://etaphotel.com/etaphotel/fichehotel/de/etp/5107/fichehotel.shtml

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