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The number of publication at IACR conferences hardly changed over the
last 15 years. At the same time, the number of submissions increased by nearly 60% while the quality of submissions stayed the same - at least according to members of the programme committees. To worsen things, the IACR community has grown and there are many more researchers active in our domain than used to be 15 years ago.
Detailed statistics on submissions and acceptance rates: http://www2.mat.dtu.dk/people/Lars.R.Knudsen/accrates.html
To better serve our community, the Board of Directors expressed its with that Conference Programme Chairs (for Eurocrypt, Crypto, and Asiacrypt) to accept substancially more papers then used to be the case and to work with their General Chair for the logistics to make this possible (using extra slots, shorter talks, and parallel sessions).
The 19th annual Fast Software Encryption workshop (FSE 2012) was held at the Washington Marriott Hotel in Washington DC, USA, on March 19-21, 2012. The general chair was Bruce Schneier and the program chair was Anne Canteaut.
The conference attracted 143 delegates from 30 countries, including 27 students.
The technical program featured 24 papers selected from 90 submissions, along with two invited lectures, one on "Provable" security against differential and linear cryptanalysis" by Kaisa Nyberg (Aalto University and Nokia), and one on "The history of linear cryptanalysis" by Mitsuru Matsui (Mitsubishi Electric Corporation).
As last year, FSE 2012 did not have printed pre-proceedings, but instead made the papers available online, before and during the conference. Revised versions of the accepted papers are going to appear in the proceedings of the conference published by Springer. The presentation slides for the technical sessions and the rump session can be found on the conference website at: http://fse2012.inria.fr/index.php?page=program http://fse2012.inria.fr/index.php?page=rump
servers may perform regularly structured computation on encrypted
data, without access to decryption keys. However, prior approaches
for programming on encrypted data involve restrictive models such as
boolean circuits, or standard languages that do not guarantee secure
execution of all expressible programs. We present an expressive
core language for secure cloud computing, with primitive types,
conditionals, standard functional features, mutable state, and a
secrecy preserving form of general recursion. This language, which
uses an augmented information-flow type system to prevent
control-flow leakage, allows programs to be developed and tested
using conventional means, then exported to a variety of secure
cloud execution platforms, dramatically reducing the amount of
specialized knowledge needed to write secure code. We present a
Haskell-based implementation and prove that cloud implementations
based on secret sharing, homomorphic encryption, or other
alternatives satisfying our general definition meet precise security