ECRYPT-NET School on Correct and Secure Implementation
Crete, Greece, 8–12 October 2017


The venue has changed!

The ECRYPT-NET project organizes a school on correct and secure implementations. The school will be held from 8-12 October 2017 in Porto Platanias Beach Resort & Spa 5*, PlataniƔs, ChaniƔ, Crete, Greece. The school will run from Monday morning till early afternoon on Wednesday and is followed by presentations by the ECRYPT-NET fellows.

This school exposes the participants to side-channel attacks, fault attacks and bug attacks that are an effective method to break most currently fielded implementations of cryptography. Learning targets are how to engineer correct and secure implementations of existing cryptosystems and understanding how different design choices in cryptosystems can facilitate, or complicate, secure implementations.

This school is co-hosted with the ECRYPT CSA Workshop on Symmetric Crypto designed for side channel and fault resistance (12-13 October).



The school lectures will run from the morning of October 9 till early afternoon on October 11. The remaining time is filled with presentations by the ECRYPT-NET fellows

For full details and times see here.


Registration is now open. You can register for the school only or combine it with the workshop. Students get a discounted registration fee. For full details see the registration page at KU Leuven.

Early registration ends September 22; after that prices go up by 50-100 EUR.


Note, the venue has changed!!!

The school will take place in Porto Platanias Beach Resort & Spa 5*, Platanias, Chania, Crete, Greece.
You can book your room in either of the two sister hotels mentioned below. Both hotels are 150 meters away from each other (opposite the same street), one being slightly cheaper than the other. The facilities of both hotels can be used by all guests.
In case you already booked your room in Minoa, the organizers at KU Leuven were able to cancel the reservation without charges.

Booking options

In Porto Platanias Beach Resort & Spa 5*

  • Single room with pool or garden view, with the NET rate of 110,00 euro per room day with breakfast
  • Double room with pool or garden view, with the NET rate of 120,00 euro per room day with breakfast

In Porto Platanias Village Resort 4*

  • Single room with pool or garden view, with the NET rate of 80,00 euro per room day with breakfast
  • Double room with pool or garden view, with the NET rate of 90,00 euro per room day with breakfast

Please book your accommodation directly at the hotel by sending an e-mail with ‘ECRYPT summer school’ in the subject to specifying your contact details, which hotel (4* or 5*), room type (single/double) and duration (arrival and departure).


In the island of Crete there are two airports located in the cities of Chania and Heraklion respectively. The airport of Heraklion is the main one, although the airport of Chania is also pretty active by handling many national and international flights, including e.g. Ryanair. You may also get good deals booking a ticket to Athens and a separate Ryanair ticket to Chania. The Chania airport is significantly closer to the venue.


For inquires regarding local arrangements, registration, and requests for visa letters please contact:
Péla Noé

For questions regarding the scientific aspects of the school please contact:
Tanja Lange

Last modified: 2017.09.29