SWOPTA 2019 — The first SCRIPTS Workshop on Privacy-preserving Technologies and their Applications

This is the first SCRIPTS Workshop on Privacy-preserving Technologies and their Applications at NTU on 13-14 February. SCRIPTS, the Strategic Centre for Research on Privacy-Preserving Technologies and Systems, is funded by the National Research Foundation and the Infocomm and Media Development Authority.

With the mission to enable a smart nation to make the best use of collected data for the benefits of the economy and its people by having the ability to preserve the privacy and confidentiality of data during data mining, analysis and sharing, SCRIPTS is recently established in NTU as a strategic centre for research in privacy preserving technologies and systems funded by NRF/IMDA. SCRIPTS is positioned to be a one-stop centre for knowledge, technologies, and solutions for privacy-preserving problems. The objectives of the centre are to undertake academic research, develope skilled manpower and translate technology for value creation in the domain of differential privacy.

The two-day workshop is to provide a high-profile, leading-edge forum for researchers, engineers, and practitioners to present and discuss latest advances and innovations in theories, infrastructure, schemes, and applications for secure computation and privacy technologies, as well as to identify emerging research topics and define the future. World leading researchers from Australian, China, Israel, Singapore and the Netherlands will deliver invited talks on a wide range of topics in the field.

Date 13 - 14 Feb. 2019
Venue NTUitive, 71 Nanyang Dr, NTU Innovation Centre, Singapore 638075


Click here to register. Note the registration of this event is based on first come first serve.

13 Feb, Wednesday

Time Activities
8:30 - 9:00 Registration
Session Chair: Prof Lam Kwok Yan
9:00 - 9:20 Opening Keynote Speech
Mr Yeong Zee Kin, Assistant CE, IMDA and Deputy Commissioner, PDPC
Session Chair: Prof Wang Huaxiong
9:20 - 10:00 Introduction to SCRIPTS
Prof. Lam Kwok Yan, NTU, Singapore
10:00 - 10:30 Tea Break
Session Chair: Prof Ronald Cramer
10:30 - 11:20 MPC beyond the generic model
Prof. Benny Pinkas, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
11: 20 - 12:10 Secure multi-party PageRank algorithm for collaborative fraud detection
Dr. Thijs Veugen, TNO & CWI, the Netherlands
12:10 - 13:30 Lunch
Session Chair: Prof Benny Pinkas
13:30 - 14:20 Surveys of recent research on MPC - I
Prof. Ronald Cramer, CWI & Leiden University, the Netherlands
14:20 - 15:10 Surveys of recent research on MPC - II
Mark Abspoel, CWI, the Netherlands
15:10 - 15:40 Tea Break
Session Chair: Prof Xing Chaoping
15:40 - 16:30 Efficient implementation of MPC
Prof. Benny Pinkas, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

14 Feb, Wednesday

Time Activities
Session Chair: Prof Wang Huaxiong
9:00 - 9:50 Practical k nearest neighbour queries with location privacy
Prof. Xun Yi, RMIT, Australia
9:50 - 10:40 Engineering Implementations of Secure Multi-Party Computation
Dr. Xiang Xie, PlatON, China
10:40 - 11:00 Tea Break
Session Chair: Prof Xun Yi
11:00 - 11:50 A new approach to privacy-preserving clinical decision support systems
Thomas Attema, TNO & CWI, the Netherlands
11:50 - 12:40 Federated Machine Learning: concept and applications
Dr. Yang Liu, Webank, China
12:40 - 14:00 Lunch
Session Chair: Dr. Thijs Veugen
14:00 - 14:50 Multidimensional Data Collection under Local Differential Privacy with Applications to Machine Learning
Prof. Jun Zhao, NTU, Singapore
14:50 - 15:40 Fully homomorphic encryption modulo Fermat numbers
Prof. Antoine Joux, Sorbonne Universite, France
15:40 - 16:00 Tea Break
Session Chair: Prof Guo Jian
16:00 - 16:50 Amortized Complexity of Information-Theoretically Secure MPC Revisited
Dr. Chen Yuan, CWI, the Netherlands
16:50 - 17:00 Closing


We are very grateful to the following organizations who generously sponsored the event.