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07:59 [Event][New] SCIS 2012: The 29th Symposium on Cryptography and Information Security

  Submission: 2 December 2011
From January 30 to February 2
Location: Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
More Information:

17:54 [News] Message from the IACR Board to the Japanese cryptologic community

  We have been witnessing the dramatic consequences of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan of March 11; we are devastated about the loss of lives and homes. We sincerely hope that the Japanese members of the IACR, their relatives, friends, and colleagues will manage to cope with this disaster, and we wish them a lot of courage and strength. Our thoughts are with all of you.

17:53 [News] Message from the IACR Board w.r.t. CHES 2011

  The IACR board and the CHES steering committee are in close contact with the organizers of CHES 2011, which has been rescheduled for September 28-October 1 in Nara. We are all strongly committed to make CHES 2011 a success.

11:38 [Event][New] Is Cryptographic Theory Practically Relevant?


23:05 [News][Book] Books Available for Review

  The following books are looking for a reviewer. If you want to review one of these, please contact Axel Poschmann via books/at/ You find more information at

CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group

New arrivals (2011-03-24):

  1. Liu: Security and Policy Driven Computing
  2. Stanoyevitch: Discrete Structures with Contemporary Applications

Available previously:

  1. Blanchet-Sadri: Algorithmic Combinatorics on Partial Words
  2. Brualdi: A Combinatorial Approach to Matrix Theory and Its Applications
  3. Chartrand: Chromatic Graph Theory
  4. Gross: Combinatorial Methods with Computer Applications
  5. Gould: Mathematics in Games, Sports, and Gambling
  6. Johnson: Handbook of Finite Translation Planes
  7. Lindner: Design Theory, Second Edition
  8. Moldovyan: Data-driven Block Ciphers for Fast Telecommunication Systems
  9. Paulsen: Abstract Algebra. An interactive Approach
  10. Peeva: Syzygies and Hilbert Functions
  11. Szabo: Factoring Groups into Subsets
  12. Thuraisingham: Secure Semantic Service-Oriented Systems
  13. Wallis: Introduction to Combinatorial Designs, Second Edition
  14. Xiao: Security in Distributed, Grid, Mobile, and Pervasive Computing


New arrivals (2011-03-24):

  1. Aycock: Spyware and Adware
  2. Bard: Algebraic Cryptanalysis
  3. Bauer: Origins and Foundations of Computing
  4. Böhme: Advanced Statistical Steganalysis
  5. Dietzfelbinger: Primality Testing in Polynomial Time
  6. Sadeghi: Towards Hardware-Intrinsic Security

Available previously:

  1. Adjeroh: The Burrows-Wheeler Transform
  2. Buchmann: Binary Quadratic Forms
  3. Camp: Economics of Identity Theft
  4. Dietzfelbinger: Primality Testing in Polynomial Time
  5. Di Pietro: Intrusion Detection Systems
  6. Fine: Number Theory
  7. Gomes: Implicit Curves and Surfaces: Mathematics, Data Structures, and Algorithms
  8. Hromkovic: Algorithmic Adventures
  9. Kuo: Precoding Techniques for Digital Communication Systems
  10. Li: An Introduction to Kolmogorov Complexity and Its Applications
  11. Mehlhorn: Algorithms and Data Structures
  12. Onieva: Secure Multi-Party Non-Repudiation Protocols and Applications
  13. Robshaw: New Stream Cipher Designs
  14. Rosen: Concurrent Zero-Knowledge
  15. Salomon: A Concise Introduction to Data Compression
  16. Sammes: Forensic Computing
  17. Schellekens: A Modular Calculus for the Average Cost of Data Structuring
  18. Shi: Transactions on Data Hiding and Multimedia Security III
  19. Traynor: Security for Telecommunications Networks
  20. Vöcking: Taschenbuch der Algorithmen [German]
  21. Yeung: Information Theory and Network Coding

20:03 [News][Review] New Book Reviews Available

  The following book reviews are now available:
  • Al Sakib Khan Pathan: "Security of Self-Organizing Networks", 2011.
    Publisher: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group. ISBN: 978-1-4398-1919-7
    Review written by S.V. Nagaraj (RMK Engineering College, Kavaraipettai, Tamil Nadu, India). (Date: 2011-08-16)

  • Mark S. Merkow and Lakshmikanth Raghavan: "Secure and Resilient Software Development", 2010.
    Publisher: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2696-6
    Review written by Emin Islam Tatli (Daimler TSS, Germany). (Date: 2011-08-02)

  • Syed A. Ahson and Mohammad Ilyas: "Cloud Computing and Software Services - Theory and Techniques", 2011.
    Publisher: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0315-8
    Review written by Dominik Birk (Horst Görtz Institute, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany). (Date: 2011-07-06)

  • Rowan Garnier and John Taylor: "Discrete Mathematics", 2010.
    Publisher: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group. ISBN: 978-1-4398-1280-8
    Review written by Gregory Kohring (Inversik Laboratories, Germany). (Date: 2011-07-01)

  • Nguyen and Vallee: "The LLL Algorithm", 2010.
    Publisher: Springer. ISBN: 978-3-642-02294-4
    Review written by Steven Galbraith (University of Auckland, New Zealand). (Date: 2011-07-01)

18:58 [News] Membership Meeting Crypto 2011

  The membership meeting at Crypto 2011 has dealt with the following questions:
  • About IACR & Your Board
  • Membership & Elections
  • Conferences & Workshops
  • IACR Fellows
  • Publications
  • Current Board Activities
The full set of slides (PDF, 60 MB) is available via

18:20 [News] New Entries at the Archive

  The latest entries at the IACR Archive are
  • Theory of Cryptography 2008
  • Fast Software Encryption 2008
  • Public Key Cryptography 2008
  • Eurocrypt 2008
  • Crypto 2008
  • Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems (CHES) 2008
  • Asiacrypt 2008
  • Theory of Cryptography 2009
  • Fast Software Encryption 2009
  • EUROCRYPT 2009
  • Public Key Cryptography 2009
You can access all the articles of all these workshops and conferences in full text and without charge at the IACR Archive.

11:43 [Event][New] SEC 2012: 27th IFIP International Information Security and Privacy Conference


11:42 [Event][New] 2011 AlKindi: The 2011 AlKindi Student Workshop on Cryptology


12:15 [Election] IACR Elections: Nominations possible until September 18

  The 2011 election is being held to fill three of nine IACR Director positions. The election is again run electronically and further information will be available on the IACR website. Nominations are now open. They are due by September 18. A nomination form is available at Nominations are due by September 18. Election of Directors The three directors whose terms are expiring are Josh Benaloh, Stuart Haber, and Antoine Joux. The election committee Serge Vaudenay (Chair), Greg Rose, Martijn Stam