CRC 1119
CROSSING - Cryptography-Based Security Solutions: Enabling Trust in New and Next Generation Computing Environments

General Information

Our goal is to provide cryptography-based security solutions enabling trust in new and next generation computing environments. The solutions will meet the efficiency and security requirements of the new environments and will have sound implementations. They will be easy to use for developers, administrators, and end users of IT, even if they are not cryptography experts. In CROSSING researchers from complementary areas such as cryptography, quantum physics, system and software engineering will achieve this goal in a collaborative effort.

Overview

Events

CROSSING regularly organizes or supports the yearly International Workshop on Cryptography, Robustness, and Provably Secure Schemes for Female Young Researchers (CROSSFYRE). This workshop brings together young researchers in the field of Cryptography and Information Security to help them to promote their research. An additional aim is to raise awareness among participants on gender-equality, to present the outcome of relevant social studies on the topic, and to discuss possible measures for improving the current situation.

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CROSSING regularly organizes or supports the yearly International Workshop on Cryptography, Robustness, and Provably Secure Schemes for Female Young Researchers (CROSSFYRE). This workshop brings together young researchers in the field of Cryptography and Information Security to help them to promote their research. An additional aim is to raise awareness among participants on gender-equality, to present the outcome of relevant social studies on the topic, and to discuss possible measures for improving the current situation.

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Best Practices

The “CROSSING Female Student Mentoring and Networking Program” encourages female students to launch a career in science. An experienced researcher supports as a mentor and besides discussions and consultations, the students have the possibility to participate in an international conference on CROSSING-related topics, accompanied by the mentor, and to get familiar with the scientific community. This offers a first-hand experience of top-level science and an insight into how networking with international researchers works. Furthermore, the program offers the opportunity to meet other female students and scientists doing research in related fields.

Female Student Travel Award

CROSSING offers the „Female Student Travel Award“, in collaboration with the CRC MAKI, the RTG Privacy and Trust for Mobile Users and since 2021 with the LOEWE Center emergenCITY. With this award, the research networks appreciate exceptionally well performances of female students in computer science, electrical engineering and information technology. The students have the possibility to visit the „Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference“, which is also known as „The World’s Largest Gathering of Women Technologists“. Other prizes include a visit to the Ada Lovelace Festival, the Informatica Feminale, WE or Ditact. This allows for an early insight into scientific conferences and supports networking among female students from different disciplines.