Mathematical Methods for Cryptography

This workshop is organized by Selmer Center , Department of Informatics, University of Bergen.

Dedicated to celebrate Prof. Tor Helleseth's 70th birthday.

The workshop will take place during September 4-8, 2017 at Thon Hotel Lofoten, Svolvær

in the archipelago Lofoten in Norway.

Invited Speakers (confirmed)

Call For Papers

The program will be constructed around a series of 10-16 tutorial talks by the listed invited speakers. In addition, all other participants who wish to contribute a talk of 20 minutes are invited to submit an abstract of at most 1 page within the scope of the workshop as indicated below.

Original contributions on all technical aspects of mathematical methods used in cryptology and related fields are solicited for submission to the workshop. Topics include but not limited to:

At least one of authors of each accepted abstract must be registered by the early registration deadline: June 15th, 2017

Special issue in CCDS

The authors of accepted abstract will be invited to submit a full paper to appear (after a new round of reviewing) in a special issue in the journal

Cryptography and Communication


Please send the abstract of your work (within 1 page) to

Important Dates

Submission Deadline May 1st, 2017
Acceptance Notification June 1st, 2017
Early Registration Deadline July 1st, 2017
Workshop Sept. 04-08, 2017


Feel free to send us questions you may have


The workshop will take place during September 4-8, 2017 , at Thon Hotel Lofoten, Svolvær, Lofoten, Norway.

We have reserved rooms at Thon Hotel for all invited speakers. Participants who do not get rooms at the Thon Hotel are suggested to choose nearby hotels:

Lofoten SuiteHotel, Vestfjord Hotel Lofoten As

Travel Information

Flight to Svolvær

There are several Norwegian airports with direct flight to/from the Svolvær airport (See here for the list).
You are suggested to choose either the Oslo airport or the Bodø airport with the Widerøe airline.

Flight and Hurtigruten to Svolvær

An alternative option to Svolvær is to flight to Tromsø/Bodø and travel with Hurtigruten from there. (Tromsø: 18.5 hours, Bodø: 6 hours).

The Svolvær airport to the city center

It takes about 9 min. from the Svolvær airport to the Thon Hotel (and other hotels nearby) by Taxi/Bus (Bus Routine).


Please check availability of hotels and flights before registration and make reservation as soon as possible (here)!