This event is aimed at learning about some of the recent breakthroughs in modern cryptography. The focus will be on new techniques for computing on encrypted data as well as secure multiparty computation. The target audience is researchers and advanced students in the area of cryptography.

Invited Speakers

Organizer: Shweta Agrawal, CSE, IIT Delhi.

The workshop program is now available. Here are the biographies of the speakers.

Administrative Details

The workshop will take place on 18th and 19th Dec, 2014, in the Computer Science department of IIT Delhi. The location is the Mathur Seminar Hall in the SIT building. Here is a map . Registration is via the FSTTCS website. You may register for just the workshop for a nominal charge.

Update: Please note that on the spot registrations may not be possible since we have budgeted space and meals only for registered participants and have reached our capacity.

For Students:
Registration fee may be waived for students. Additionally, we have limited travel support for Indian students. To avail of these, please register using the above link and make your own travel arrangements. When you arrive for the workshop, we can reimburse you if you provide a sealed recommendation letter from your academic advisor, a copy of your student ID, a copy of your train tickets (upto 3 AC). Accomodation has been made available for students at the Udaigiri and Satpura hostels for boys and the Kailash hostel for girls. When you arrive on campus, please go to these hostels and tell them you are a participant of FSTTCS workshop, and they will provide you the needful. If you need any help or have any concerns, you may contact Syamantak Das (Email:, Phone: (+91)9971050699), Chinmay Narayan (Email:, Phone: (+91)9958102839) or Prachi Jain (email:

Update: We have exhausted our travel, accommodation and fee waiver support for students. We will be unable to provide these to anyone it has not yet been promised to.


We are grateful for the generous support of the Center of Excellence in Cyber Systems and Information Assurance at IIT Delhi and Microsoft Research, India .

Local Information

Below I have attempted to provide some local information that may come in handy. Here is a little booklet our students helped prepare that contains general information about commuting, eateries, getting around, places to see and such other things.


Below are some good hotels in the vicinity of IIT Delhi. Note: some of these hotels may have multiple branches -- make sure you book the one close to IIT Delhi. Google Maps is a reliable check.

Places to visit in Delhi

Delhi is a city rich in history and culture. Its also the starting point of the famous "golden traingle" tour - a tour which visits Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Below are some things I recommend you do in your time here. This list is naturally biased to my personal taste, so make sure you also check tripadvisor .
  • Dilli Haat is a beautiful bazaar of handicrafts and other arts and crafts, ranging from wall hangings to embroidered bags and scarves to carvings in wood, bronze etc to lanterns to anything and everything made by local artisans in India. This place is stunning, and worth going to just to experience the sheer richness and diversity and color of Indian local craft. Reachable by Metro, only a few minutes from IIT Delhi.
  • Akshardham Temple: India has plenty of beautiful, artistically rich temples and this is one of them. Although it was constructed only recently (2005), it is spectacular. Warning: there is a gallery which advocates vegetarianism overly strongly, so you may want to avoid this if you might be offended.
  • India Gate, Humayun's tomb and Qutab Minar are beautiful historic monuments worth visitng.
  • Watch the beautiful light and sound show in Purana Qila, which showcases the history of Delhi using breathtaking visuals on the fort. Shows are in Hindi as well as English.
  • Visit the National Museum in New Delhi. It is very good, and they have guided tours in English. The museum is close to India gate and Rashtrapati Bhavan, so these can be combined.
  • Take a stroll in Lodi Garden.
  • Visit one of the world's oldest astronomical observatories -- Jantar Mantar.
Some recommendations by Tripadvisor are here. I strongly recommend you do the Golden Triangle tour when you visit Delhi. The Taj Mahal in particular, is breathtaking -- no pictures can do justice. MakemyTrip is usually a reliable place to make bookings.

Eateries around IIT Delhi

If you are in or around IIT Delhi, you may want to visit Hauz Khas Village for good food (multiple cuisines) and bars. Naivedyam is a good place for reasonably authentic and good south Indian food. Yeti Cafe, Smokehouse Deli and Amici cafe in Hauz Khas Village are also good. SDA market, just opposite IIT main gate has several cafes. I recommend Qahwa Cafe for great coffee, and good food at walking distance from IIT. They also have a great breakfast selection. There is also a Cafe Coffee Day on campus, in the foyer of the main building which serves reasonable coffee and snacks.

Getting Around

Delhi has a very good metro which is very convenient. In addition, you may use Meru Cab Servive or Mega Cabs. The three wheeler auto rickshaws are available everywhere but beware, they are likely to overcharge you if you look like you might be over-chargable. From the airport, it is easiest and completely reliable to take Meru cabs -- they are available close to the exit. You can also take a prepaid taxi which you can book from within the airport. Do not take any cab where the driver offers you some deal. The cost from airport to IIT Delhi is between Rs 500 and 600 approximately.

You'll see several little children often begging or trying to sell things on the street, at traffic signals especially. No matter how sorry a state they paint, please do not give them (or anyone unsolicited) any money. These unfortunate children are exploited by begging cartels, and we cause them much more harm than good by giving them money.