In each year the Institute will organize two programs, each lasting up to six months, in accordance with the trends of development in the mathematical sciences and with the interests of scientists in Singapore and the region. Senior and young mathematical scientists as well as graduate students are expected to visit the Institute for periods of varying lengths, ranging from a month to six months, and to interact with each other through workshops, seminars and informal discussions.
The inaugural program of the Institute will be held during July - December 2001 on
Coding Theory and Data Integrity.The program will be divided into three parts, each lasting six to eight weeks:
Organizing Committee: Shih-Ping Chan, Robert Deng, San Ling, Harald Niederreiter (Chair), Eiji Okamoto, Igor E. Shparlinski, Neil J.A. Sloane, Chaoping Xing
The Institute solicits applications for membership for participation in the above program. A limited number of fellowships, covering travel and living expenses, are available to young mathematical scientists. Applications should be received at least three (3) months before the commencement of membership.
Further information and application forms are available from http://www.ims.nus.edu.sg/ or by writing to the Secretary, Institute for Mathematical Sciences, 2 Science Drive 2, Singapore 117543, Republic of Singapore.
NESSIE (New European Schemes for Signature, Integrity, and Encryption) is a project within the Information Societies Technology (IST) Programme of the European Commission. It is a 3-year project, which started on 1st January 2000. Further information about NESSIE is available at http://cryptonessie.org.
The main objective of the project is to put forward a portfolio of strong cryptographic primitives for a number of different platforms. These primitives have been obtained after an open call and are being evaluated using a transparent and open process. They should be the building blocks of the future standard protocols for the information society.
39 primitives have been submitted (both symmetric and asymmetric). They are available at http://cryptonessie.org. The project would like to invite comments on these primitives; an electronic discussion forum has been established to facilitate open discussions.
A 2-day open workshop has been planned for the first half of September 2001. Details will be available shortly on the NESSIE website.