The study of elliptic curves has been closely connected with machine computation almost since the invention of computers -- in 1952 Emil Artin had John von Neumann perform an extensive calculation relating to elliptic curves on the IAS MANIAC computer. The fundamental papers of Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer in 1965, which gave rise to the Birch-Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture, were buttressed with extensive machine computation. There has been extensive interplay between theory and computation relating to ranks of elliptic curves, Heegner points, Galois representations, Sato-Tate distributions, and many other areas.

The year 1985 marks the beginning of a 25 year period in which a number of influential papers initiated a fundamental connection between elliptic curves, cryptology and the theory of computation.

Since 1997 there has been an annual workshop on Elliptic Curve Cryptography. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the above papers we will hold a full week meeting intermixing talks which are concerned with the applications of elliptic curves in cryptography and other fundamental results concerning elliptic curves and computation.

Invited Speakers:

So far the following speakers have accepted:


The first talk will start on Monday at 09:00. There will be 3 talks each morning and afternoon. The workshop has a full day of talks on Friday.
Monday's talks are dedicated to the milestone results in elliptic curve computations. The workshop contains ECC 2010, the Workshop on Elliptic Curve Cryptography, as a 2.5 days event for Tuesday till Thursday noon. Thursday afternoon will feature lectures to commemorate A.O.L Atkin and his work. A detailed program will be posted soon.
There will be a Rump Session on Monday evening, where participants can give short (5-10 minutes) presentations on recent results, work in progress, or make announcements of interest to attendees. The rump session will take place in the same place as the talks, together with a reception. The call for submissions for the Rump Session and the submission page are avalilable here.

Social program:

Monday evening a reception will be held surrounding the rump session. The conference dinner takes place on Wednesday evening in the atrium of building 99.


A few people took pictures during the workshop. This page collects links, please submit yours!


Registration is closed.
Thanks to our sponsors we are able to have a very low registration fee for this 5-days event.

Participants are regarded as registered after the registration form has been completed. Payment is due on Monday October 18, 2010 in cash in USD. It is also possible to pay by check if the check is drawn in USD. We CANNOT take credit cards or other currencies.
The registration fee covers coffee breaks, a reception on Monday evening and the workshop dinner on Wednesday evening. Lunches are not included.


Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors we are offering some stipends to help PhD students attend the workshop. Full support (registration fee, accommodation, and transportation) is unlikely to be available but partial support will be available. We have stipends available in different categories; please specify in your application which category applies to you.

To apply please send an email to giving a short description (100 to 200 words) of your motivation for attending the workshop. Please also state your affiliation (which university and which department), your PhD topic, and the name of your PhD supervisor. Deadline for applications is September 17.
We attempt to keep the expenses low and will assign beds in double rooms to stipend holders. Please state whether you are male or female. If you are unwilling to share a double room please state this. Even if no stipend is available for you we might be able to team you up with another participant so that you can share the hotel expenses. You can use the stipends email address also to ask for our help in finding half a double room.


All talks take place in the public lecture room in building 99 at Microsoft Research in Redmond, Washington, USA. Click here for a map of the Microsoft campus. The campus is about 30-90 minutes drive from Seattle, depending on traffic.
If you are staying in the Homestead Studio Suites you can take the free shuttle to building 99 at the predefined times. Wireless internet will be provided at the conference site.


Here is a list of links you might find useful.


All events, including the conference dinner, take place at Microsoft Research.
You can find all information about how to visit Microsoft Research Redmond at the MSR page.


A taxi ride from the airport to Redmond should costa about 60 USD. A cheaper alternative (about 40 USD) is shared van ride service to/from airport. You can reserve a ride at Directions for finding Shuttle Express at SeaTac can be found here.

Public transportation

For finding public transportation try google maps or or .
To reach Redmond from Seatac airport by public transportation there are two options:
  1. Via light rail then bus
  2. Bus only (last stop drops off closer to your hotel). Use the trip planner found at:

Parking at Microsoft Research:

Parking is available in the Building 99 garage which is located immediately in front of the building: Description:
Should parking be completely full, additional parking can be found immediately in front of Buildings 115 and 112.
Guests can register their vehicle with any building receptionist regardless of where on campus they park.


Seattle weather is moderate and highly predictable, and the rain is almost always very light. Some examples of Seattle airport weather, with temperatures expressed in Celsius:

Redmond is less windy than the airport. Some examples from a weather station close to Microsoft, with temperatures expressed in Celsius:


We have reserved a block of rooms at the Bellevue Fairfield Inn at a group rate of $118/night. This rate includes the breakfast each morning. The hotel is 5-10 minutes walk from Microsoft Research. Please contact the hotel directly by calling +1 800 228-9290 and ask for the "Microsoft Elliptic Curves Workshop" room block to receive the discounted group rate. The rooms are set aside till September 26.

There are more hotels right next door to it: Residence Inn, and Courtyard Marriott. The MSR page lists more hotel choices in the vicinity.
We have made a block booking with Homestead Studio Suites. There will be a free MSR shuttle operating between builing 99 and close to the Homestead Studio Suites. Check out this sheet for walking instructions and the shuttle timetable. The rooms are set aside till October 8. To get the rates below you need to call the hotel or email them at and tell them that you are with the Elliptic Curve Conference (or ECC 2010). Unfortunately there is no way to book online and get the conference rate; for stays of at least 7 nights the online offers are similar. The rates for ECC 2010 are

All rates are before taxes (14.4%). They will not charge for double occupancy for any of these rooms.
If you are looking for another participant to share a room, please look under stipends.

Main Organizers:

Program Committee:


ECC would not be possible without the support of our sponsors. We acknowledge generous support by the following organizations (in alphabetical order):
Certicom Certicom

Microsoft Research Microsoft Research

NSF National Science Foundation

PIMS logo Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences

Further information:

If you require a visa to travel to the US and require an invitation letter please contact:
William Stein