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International Conference on Historical Cryptology



Sunday, June 17, 2018

Welcome Reception 18:00-21:00 at the Linnaeus Garden, Sweden's oldest botanic garden.

Monday, June 18, 2018 MAIN CONFERENCE

09:00 – 09:30 Opening

Arno Wacker – Chair of the Steering Committee
Beáta Megyesi – Chair of the Program Committee
Eva Pettersson – Chair of the Local Organizing Committee

09:30 – 10:15 Keynote
Chair: Beáta Megyesi

Craig Bauer
Updates on the World’s Greatest Unsolved Ciphers

10:15-11:00 Historical Ciphers/Codes
Chair: Gerhard Strasser

Ekaterina Domnina
Nicodemo Tranchedini's Diplomatic Cipher: New Evidence

Camille Desenclos
Unsealing the Secret: Rebuilding the Renaissance French Cryptographic Sources (1530-1630)

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-12:30 Cryptanalysis of Classical Algorithms
Chair: Anne-Simone Rous

Juan José Cabezas, Joachim von zur Gathen, and Jorge Tiscornia
Uruguayan Cryptographic Carpet

Nils Kopal
Solving Classical Ciphers with CrypTool 2

Mark Stamp, Fabio Di Troia, Miles Stamp and Jasper Huang
Hidden Markov Models for Vigenère Cryptanalysis

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13.30-14.15 Keynote
Chair: Bernhard Esslinger

David Naccache and Rémi Géraud
A French Code from the Late 19th Century

14:15-14:45 Coffee break

14:45-16.15 WW1
Chair: Marek Grajek

Karl de Leeuw
The Solving of a Fleissner Grille during an Exercise by the Royal Netherlands Army in 1913

George Lasry
Deciphering German Diplomatic and Naval Attaché Messages from 1914-1915

Ingo Niebel
Learning Cryptanalysis the Hard Way: A Study on German Culture of Cryptology in World War I

Paolo Bonavoglia
New Findings in a WWI Notebook of Luigi Sacco

16:15-16:45 Coffee break

16:45-17.30 Keynote
Chair: Benedek Láng

Katherine Ellison
Cryptology and the Fantasy of Reading

18:30-00:00 Conference Dinner at Norrlands Nation

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 MAIN CONFERENCE

09:00-09:45 Keynote
Chair: Otokar Grošek

Ephraim Lapid
The Israeli Enigma

09:45-10:15 Coffee break

10:15-12:00 WW2
Chair: Karl de Leeuw

Anders Wik
The First Classical Enigmas. Swedish Views on Enigma Development 1924-1930

Marek Grajek
Inventory of Early Inter-Allied Enigma Cooperation

Dermot Turing
The Poles and Enigma after 1940: le voile se lève-t-il?

Magnus Ekhall and Fredrik Hallenberg
US Navy Cryptanalytic Bombe – A Theory of Operation and Computer Simulation

Carola Dahlke
What We Know about Cipher Device "Schlüsselgerät SG-41" so far

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00–15:00 Business meeting

15:00-15.30 Coffee break

15:30-16:30 Keynote: Special Theme on Arne Beurling
Chair: Anders H. Wik

Kjell-Ove Widman
Arne Beurling: Mathematician and Code Breaker

George Lasry
Modern Codebreaking of T52

16:30-18:00 Poster and demo session with exhibition and coffee


Eugen Antal and Pavol Zajac
ManuLab System Demonstration

Magnus Ekhall and Fredrik Hallenberg
US Navy Cryptanalytic Bombe - A Theory of Operation and Computer Simulation

Nils Kopal
Solving Classical Ciphers with CrypTool 2

Extra demo by the organizers: Beáta Megyesi, Nils Blomqvist and Eva Pettersson
The DECODE database

Exhibition by FRA: Anders H. Wik and Åsa Ljungqvist
Enigma machines


Noor R. Al-Kazaz, Sean A. Irvine and William J. Teahan
An Automatic Cryptanalysis of Playfair Ciphers Using Compression

Niels O. Faurholt
Willard's System

Anna Lehofer
The Application of Hierarchical Clustering to Homophonic Ciphers

Michal Musílek and Štěpán Hubálovský
Teaching and Promoting Cryptology at Faculty of Science University of Hradec Králové

Klaus Schmeh
Examining the Dorabella Cipher with Three Lesser-Known Cryptanalysis Methods

Jaap van Tuyll
Design and Strength of a Feasible Electronic Ciphermachine from the 1970s

18:00-18:15 Closing

19:00-00:00 Conference Dinner at Restaurant Borgen

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 WORKSHOPS

09:00-12:00 (Automated) Cryptanalysis of Classical Ciphers with CrypTool 2
Workshop organizers: Nils Kopal, Armin Krauss, Bernhard Esslinger
Room: 22-1017
[Coffee break: ca. 10:30-11:00]

Lunch: 12:00-13:00

13:00-17:00 Solving Codes rather than Ciphers. Is there a Software Challenge?
Workshop organizer: Karl de Leeuw
Room: 22-1017
[Coffee break: ca. 14:30-15:00]

Conference Program




Last update 2018-06-14