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List of Books for Review

If you are interested in writing a review or have any other question regarding the IACR book reviewing system, please contact Edoardo Persichetti (University of Warsaw, Poland) via books at New book reviews are posted continuously.

If you are interested in reviewing a book from Cambridge University Press, CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, PPUR or Springer that is not listed below, it is possible to do so, provided there is no review for it already. Please check the books with a completed review page and then send me an email if this is the case.

Reviewing Guidelines

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  • What is this book about (summary)?
  • What is the book like (style)?
  • Would you recommend this book (if yes: for whom?)?
  • Would your review be helpful for yourself?
The preferred format is PDF. You can look at previous reviews to have an idea of what a review should look like, and you are encouraged to use our LaTeX-Template. In addition, I need a 3-10 line "teaser" which more or less summarizes the whole review. When requesting a book, please include your surface address! After receiving the book, you have 2 months to complete the review.

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Below you find books available for review and currently under review.

Available Books

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Cambridge University Press

Further titles are available via Cambridge University Press' website.

  1. Buchberger: Gröbner Bases and Applications
  2. Buttyán: Security and Cooperation in Wireless Networks
  3. Churchhouse: Codes and Ciphers
  4. Huth: Secure Communicating Systems - Design, Analysis, and Implementation
  5. Kempf: Wireless Internet Security - Architecture and Protocols
  6. Obaidat: Security of e-Systems and Computer Networks
  7. Sinkov: Elementary Cryptanalysis, 2nd Edition
  8. van der Lubbe: Basic Methods of Cryptography
  9. Yanofsky: Quantum Computing for Computer Scientists

CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group

Further titles are available via CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group's website.

  1. Acquisti: Digital Privacy: Theory, Technologies, and Practices
  2. Blanchet-Sadri: Algorithmic Combinatorics on Partial Words
  3. Brualdi: A Combinatorial Approach to Matrix Theory and Its Applications
  4. Chin: Access Control, Security, and Trust: A logical Approach
  5. Elaydi: Discrete Chaos, Second Edition: With Applications in Science and Engineering
  6. Furht: Multimedia Watermarking Techniques and Applications
  7. Gould: Mathematics in Games, Sports, and Gambling
  8. Gross: Combinatorial Methods with Computer Applications
  9. Hardy: Applied Algebra: Codes, Ciphers and Discrete Algorithms, Second Edition
  10. Heubach: Combinatorics of Compositions and Words
  11. Hinek: Cryptanalysis of RSA and Its Variants
  12. Johnson: Handbook of Finite Translation Planes
  13. Joshi: A new Paradigm to Information Security
  14. Joux: Algorithmic Cryptanalysis
  15. Koolen: Applications of Group Theory to Combinatorics
  16. Lindner: Design Theory, Second Edition
  17. Liu: Security and Policy Driven Computing
  18. Moldovyan: Data-driven Block Ciphers for Fast Telecommunication Systems
  19. Mollin: Fundamental Number Theory with Applications, Second Edition
  20. Paulsen: Abstract Algebra. An interactive Approach
  21. Peeva: Syzygies and Hilbert Functions
  22. Roberts: Applied Combinatorics, Second Edition
  23. Rosenberg: Handbook of Financial Cryptography and Security
  24. Smith: Introduction to Abstract Algebra
  25. Szabo: Factoring Groups into Subsets
  26. Thuraisingham: Secure Semantic Service-Oriented Systems
  27. Valiente: Combinatorial Pattern Matching Algorithms in Computational Biology Using Perl and R
  28. Wallis: Introduction to Combinatorial Designs, Second Edition
  29. Xiao: Security in Distributed, Grid, Mobile, and Pervasive Computing

Presses Polytechnique et Universitaires Romandes

  1. Avoine: Computer System Security - Basic Concepts and Solved Exercises
  2. Sherif: Paiements Electroniques Securises [French]
  3. Tashi: Information Security Evaluation


Further titles are available via Springer's website.

  1. Adjeroh: The Burrows-Wheeler Transform
  2. Aigner: Das BUCH der Beweise [German]
  3. Applebaum: Cryptography in Constant Parallel Time
  4. Bauer: Origins and Foundations of Computing
  5. Berrou: Codes and Turbo Codes
  6. Böhme: Advanced Statistical Steganalysis
  7. Borda: Fundamentals in Information Theory and Coding
  8. Buchmann: Introduction to Public Key Infrastructures
  9. Cachin: Introduction to Reliable and Secure Distributed Programming - 2nd Edition
  10. Camp: Economics of Identity Theft
  11. Chatterjee: Identity-Based Encryption
  12. Cremers: Operational Semantics and Verification of Security Protocols
  13. Dietzfelbinger: Primality Testing in Polynomial Time
  14. Fine: Number Theory
  15. Gallier: Discrete Mathematics
  16. Gomes: Implicit Curves and Surfaces: Mathematics, Data Structures, and Algorithms
  17. Gómez Pardo: Introduction to Cryptography with Maple
  18. Higgins: Number Story
  19. Hromkovic: Theoretical Computer Science
  20. Joye: Fault Analysis in Cryptography
  21. Jukna: Boolean Function Complexity
  22. Keromytis: Voice over IP Security
  23. Kościelny: Modern Cryptography Primer
  24. Kuo: Precoding Techniques for Digital Communication Systems
  25. Markantonakis: Secure Smart Embedded Devices, Platforms and Applications
  26. Maruoka: Concise Guide to Computation Theory
  27. Onieva: Secure Multi-Party Non-Repudiation Protocols and Applications
  28. Riesel: Prime Numbers and Computer Methods for Factorization
  29. Robshaw: New Stream Cipher Designs
  30. Roussos: Networked RFID: Systems, Software and Services
  31. Salomon: A Concise Introduction to Data Compression
  32. Sammes: Forensic Computing
  33. Schellekens: A Modular Calculus for the Average Cost of Data Structuring
  34. Schneider: Engineering Secure Two-Party Computation Protocols
  35. Shi: Transactions on Data Hiding and Multimedia Security III
  36. Stolfo: Insider Attack and Cyber Security
  37. Traynor: Security for Telecommunications Networks
  38. Verbauwhede: Secure Integrated Circuits and Systems
  39. Vöcking: Taschenbuch der Algorithmen [German]
  40. Yan: Quantum Attacks on Public-Key Cryptosystems
  41. Yang: Security for Cloud Storage Systems
  42. Yeung: Information Theory and Network Coding
  43. Zeng: Quantum Private Communication

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Books under review

Cambridge University Press books under review:

  1. [ 2014-01-30 Yesem Kurt Peker] Alpcan: Network Security - A Decision and Game-Theoretic Approach
  2. [!2014-06-01 Eric Diehl] Fridrich: Steganography in Digital Media - Principles, Algorithms, and Applications
  3. [ 2014-06-23 Meltem Sonmez Turan] Golomb: Signal Design for Good Correlation

CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group Group books under review:

  1. [ 2013-09-16 Frederic Ezerman] Stanoyevitch: Discrete Structures with Contemporary Applications
  2. [!2014-08-01 S.V. Nagaraj] Kraft: An Introduction to Number Theory with Cryptography
  3. [ 2014-06-23 Jorge Nakahara] Das: Computational Number Theory

Presses Polytechnique Et Universitaires Romandes books under review:

  1. [ 2014-06-23 Olivier Blazy] Vaudenay: La Fracture Cryptographique [French]

Springer books under review:

  1. [ 2013-01-18 Joerg Gerschuetz] Di Pietro: Intrusion Detection Systems
  2. [ 2014-06-23 Nishant Doshi] Mehlhorn: Algorithms and Data Structures
  3. [ 2014-06-23 Markus Kasper] Knudsen: The Block Cipher Companion
  4. [ 2014-06-23 Vincenzo Iovino] Katz: Digital Signatures
  5. [ 2014-06-23 Lorena Ronquillo] Chatterjee: Identity-Based Encryption
  6. [ 2014-06-23 Jiaxin Pan] Li: An Introduction to Kolmogorov Complexity and Its Applications
  7. [ 2014-06-23 Kian Boon] Crandall: Prime Numbers
  8. [ 2014-06-23 Subhayan RoyMoulick] Goldreich: Modern Cryptography, Probabilistic Proofs and Pseudorandomness

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