CrossFyre 2014
3 - 4 July 2014
Bochum - Germany
CrossFyre Workshop 2014



Submission Deadline Extended (May 26, 2014)!!!

Horst Görtz Institute for IT-Security, Ruhr University Bochum will organize the fourth International Workshop on Cryptography, Robustness, and Provably Secure Schemes for Female Young Researchers (CrossFyre). This 2-day workshop will be held at Blue Square (of Ruhr University), Bochum, Germany, on 3-4 July 2014, with the support and funding of UbiCrypt (DFG Research Training Group GRK 1817/1) and Microsoft Research.

This workshop aims to bring female researchers in the field of Cryptography and Information Security together to promote their research topics and careers as women in science and engineering. We hope to encourage a tighter cooperation between women in Cryptography & Information Security and to motivate joint papers. In this spirit, you are kindly invited to attend and give a short presentation of your research topic to your fellow participants.

Though the workshop is primarily aimed at female researchers, male researchers are also invited to take part.

We also welcome undergraduate students to this workshop and strongly encourage supervisors to support their students' passive (mainly listening) or active (all students are encouraged to submit abstracts and give talks during the workshop) participation.


  • Key-note talks,
  • Fellow researchers introducing themselves: Selected fields in cryptography, security, robustness, provable security, etc. are briefly outlined,
  • A plenary discussion on positions and perspectives of women in research
  • Get-together dinner


  • A few grants will be awarded for those students who are presenting and least able to attend.
  • Child-care services will be provided for the participants in need.

Disclaimer: This workshop aims bringing women together to discuss their career opportunities, make contacts, and exchange experiences. The workshop does NOT intend to discriminate men. Male researchers are of course welcome to attend.


Workshop lunches and coffee breaks supported by:

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