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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 (Dakota State University, USA) 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

So, what should a review look like? Keep in mind that your review should be helpful for the reader. So summarize its content and then give examples for good and bad parts. Give an overall conclusion (e.g. this book could be particular helpful for the following group, is over the top / too easy for...). If your review is longer than the book or shorter than the text on its back, something went wrong, thus we recommend to keep it between 2-5 pages. Apart from that, there are no guidelines. Just start reviewing and assume you would be reading your review. Would you like it? So the key questions are:
  • 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.

If you have any further questions, please contact Edoardo Persichetti via books at

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. Huth: Secure Communicating Systems - Design, Analysis, and Implementation
  4. Kempf: Wireless Internet Security - Architecture and Protocols

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. Furht: Multimedia Watermarking Techniques and Applications
  6. Gross: Combinatorial Methods with Computer Applications
  7. Heubach: Combinatorics of Compositions and Words
  8. Hinek: Cryptanalysis of RSA and Its Variants
  9. Johnson: Handbook of Finite Translation Planes
  10. Koolen: Applications of Group Theory to Combinatorics
  11. Lindner: Design Theory, Second Edition
  12. Liu: Security and Policy Driven Computing
  13. Moldovyan: Data-driven Block Ciphers for Fast Telecommunication Systems
  14. Paulsen: Abstract Algebra. An interactive Approach
  15. Peeva: Syzygies and Hilbert Functions
  16. Smith: Introduction to Abstract Algebra
  17. Szabo: Factoring Groups into Subsets
  18. Thuraisingham: Secure Semantic Service-Oriented Systems
  19. Valiente: Combinatorial Pattern Matching Algorithms in Computational Biology Using Perl and R
  20. Wallis: Introduction to Combinatorial Designs, Second Edition
  21. Xiao: Security in Distributed, Grid, Mobile, and Pervasive Computing

Presses Polytechnique et Universitaires Romandes

  1. Avoine: Computer System Security: Basic Concepts and Solved Exercises


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. Cachin: Introduction to Reliable and Secure Distributed Programming - 2nd Edition
  9. Camp: Economics of Identity Theft
  10. Chatterjee: Identity-Based Encryption
  11. Dietzfelbinger: Primality Testing in Polynomial Time
  12. Fine: Number Theory
  13. Higgins: Number Story
  14. Joux: Advances in Cryptology - EUROCRYPT 2009
  15. Joye: Fault Analysis in Cryptography
  16. Jukna: Boolean Function Complexity
  17. Keromytis: Voice over IP Security
  18. Kuo: Precoding Techniques for Digital Communication Systems
  19. Maruoka: Concise Guide to Computation Theory
  20. Onieva: Secure Multi-Party Non-Repudiation Protocols and Applications
  21. Robshaw: New Stream Cipher Designs
  22. Roussos: Networked RFID: Systems, Software and Services
  23. Salomon: A Concise Introduction to Data Compression
  24. Schellekens: A Modular Calculus for the Average Cost of Data Structuring
  25. Schneider: Engineering Secure Two-Party Computation Protocols
  26. Shi: Transactions on Data Hiding and Multimedia Security III
  27. Stolfo: Insider Attack and Cyber Security
  28. Verbauwhede: Secure Integrated Circuits and Systems
  29. Vöcking: Taschenbuch der Algorithmen [German]
  30. Wu: Boolean Functions and Their Applications in Cryptography
  31. Yeung: Information Theory and Network Coding
  32. Zeng: Quantum Private Communication

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Books under review

Cambridge University Press books under review:

  1. [!2014-06-01 Eric Diehl] Fridrich: Steganography in Digital Media - Principles, Algorithms, and Applications
  2. [ 2016-04-15 Celine Chevalier]Yanofsky: Quantum Computing for Computer Scientists
  3. [ 2016-05-09 Paul Bottinelli]Sinkov: Elementary Cryptanalysis, 2nd Edition

CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group books under review:

  1. [ 2018-08-16 Olivier Blazy]Acquisti: Digital Privacy: Theory, Technologies, and Practices

Springer books under review:

  1. [ 2013-01-18 Joerg Gerschuetz] Di Pietro: Intrusion Detection Systems
  2. [ 2014-08-01 Jothi Rangasamy] Chatterjee: Identity-Based Encryption
  3. [ 2016-04-15 Celine Chevalier]Yan: Quantum Attacks on Public-Key Cryptosystems
  4. [ 2017-08-18 Amit Awasthi]Gomes: Implicit Curves and Surfaces: Mathematics, Data Structures, and Algorithms

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