Real World Cryptography Workshop 2015
7-9 January 2015
London, UK
Co-organized with COST Action IC1306 "CryptoAction"  

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The RWC series of workshops aims to bring together cryptography researchers with developers implementing cryptography in real-world systems. The main goal of the workshop is to strengthen the dialogue between these two communities. Topics covered will focus on uses of cryptography in real-world environments such as the Internet, the cloud, and embedded devices. 

RWC 2015

The 2015 edition of the workshop will be held in London, UK, 7-9 January 2015. The conference venue is the New Academic Building (NAB), London School of Economics, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ. 

       New Academic Building         

Program for 2015

We have a great program lined up for 2015. Check it out here.


Registration for the workshop has now closed (16/12/2014).  

The venue has a capacity of 400, and we have now reached that limit. We have no additional spaces. We look forward to seeing you at RWC 2016.

Call for position papers

This year the steering committee accepted submissions for presentation in the workshop. The deadline for full consideration was November 1st, 2014. A total of 14 out of 38 submissions were accepted and will be presented in three "Short Talks" sessions. 

Invited Speakers

Confirmed invited speakers include:
  • Elena Andreeva (K.U. Leuven)
  • Karthik Bhargavan (INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt)
  • Dan Bernstein (University of Illinois at Chicago and TU Eindhoven)
  • Dan Bogdanov (Cybernetica)
  • Sasha Boldyreva (Georgia Tech)
  • Claudia Diaz (K.U. Leuven)
  • Roger Dingledine (Tor project)
  • Ian Goldberg (University of Waterloo)
  • Paul Hampton (SafeNet)
  • John Kelsey (NIST)
  • Markulf Kohlweiss (Microsoft Research) 
  • Farinaz Koushanfar (Rice University)
  • Arvind Mani (LinkedIn)
  • Sarah Meiklejohn (UCL)
  • Alec Muffett (Facebook)
  • Elisabeth Oswald (University of Bristol)
  • Pascal Paillier (Cryptoexperts)
  • Garrett Robinson (Freedom of the Press Foundation)
  • Ahmad Sadeghi (TU Darmstadt)
  • Jan Schaumann (Twitter)
  • Brian Sniffen (Akamai)
  • Terence Spies (Voltage Security)
  • Nick Sullivan (CloudFlare)
  • Yan Zhu (Yahoo)


A block of student-style rooms has been reserved at Passfield Hall, one of LSE's student residences. The hall is located about 20 minutes walk north of LSE in the Bloomsbury district. The majority of rooms are shared bathroom; breakfast and wifi are included. Single, double and triple rooms are available starting from £40.50 per night. Please visit the LSE accommodation website, select "Passfield Hall" from the drop down menu, and use the reservation code "RWCCONF10" to make your booking. The rooms will eventually be released back to LSE, so book early!

The venue is also within easy walking distance of many hotels to suit a variety of budgets, from the grandeur of the Waldorf Astoria to several low-cost options such as Travelodge Covent Garden. Use one of the many available online services to locate hotels and determine room availability. You may wish to start by entering "hotels near LSE London" into your preferred search engine. 

Note that London is a very popular tourist destination and that central London hotels often book out, so early booking is advised.

Tourism and Travel advice 

"Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford."
— Samuel Johnson

London is a large, cosmopolitan city with a huge range of cultures and nationalities represented amongst its citizens. London has many famous landmarks: Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, the London Eye, the British Museum, the theatres and bars of the West End, St Paul's cathedral, Westminster Abbey, the Natural History, Science and V&A Museums,... 

The workshop venue is close to the Bloomsbury and Covent Garden areas of London, a short walk from Trafalgar Square, and close to the West End/Soho nightlife areas with their many bars and restaurants. We have compiled a list of pubs that you may wish to sample during your visit.

Crime rates are low, but RWC 2015 attendees are advised to take the same basic personal safety precautions that they would in any other major city. 

Visas and Letters of Invitation

Depending on your nationality and status, you may require a visa to enter the UK. If you require a letter of invitation in connection with a visa application, please first register for the workshop and then contact Kenny Paterson ([email protected]), stating your full name, affiliation, gender and salutation (Mr./Mrs./Miss/Ms./Dr./Prof.), and including a copy of your workshop registration receipt as an attachment. We will not be able to provide letters of invitation unless you have already registered for the event.

Financial Support

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, we were able to offer support to nearly 50 students, post-docs and junior researchers.  At this time, we are unable to consider additional requests.

Those who have been promised support should contact Nigel Smart at the event to obtain the necessary reimbursement paperwork and filing instructions.


We are grateful to the RWC 2015 sponsors for their support:

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Microsoft Research

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