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18:17 [Pub][ePrint] Asymptotic fingerprinting capacity in the Combined Digit Model, by Dion Boesten and Boris Skoric

  We study the channel capacity of $q$-ary fingerprinting in the limit of large attacker coalitions.

We extend known results by considering the Combined Digit Model, an attacker model that captures signal processing attacks such as averaging and noise addition.

For $q=2$ we give results for various attack parameter settings.

For $q \\geq 3$ we present the relevant equations without providing a solution.

We show how the channel capacity in the Restricted Digit Model

is obtained as a limiting case of the Combined Digit Model.

07:42 [News] Web-Site Update of the IACR


The IACR website has a new look. A team of cryptologists has recently started an effort to advance the online services of the IACR, and has formed a new online content team for this task. What you see today is the result of the first two months of steady improvements. We hope that you like it and that you find the new organization useful.

This is only a start, and we know that many things are not yet as integrated as we would wish. We are working on improving the site and you should visit often to see further improvements.

Please send your feedback, praise, or bug reports to webbugs(at)

The online content core team:
Christian Cachin, Kevin McCurley, Nigel Smart, Christopher Wolf.

The online content extended team:
Shai Halevi, Hilarie Orman, Bart Preneel, abhi shelat.

16:20 [Job][New] Senior Lecturer of Theoretical Computer Science, University of Tartu, Estonia

  We are seeking a candidate for the position of Senior Lecturer in Theoretical Computer Science (including cryptography).

A successful candidate will have extensive university-level teaching experience and didactic skills, experience in academic supervision of graduate students, as well as experience in research and a strong international publication track record.

The candidate will be able to teach courses in the area of theoretical computer science on Master level and advanced Bachelor level, in particular a course on discrete mathematics.

We are interested both in candidates who can contribute to existing research groups (cryptography, semantics) as well as in candidates who bring in new areas of research expertise.

Furthermore, the senior lecturer is expected to supervise Master and Ph.D. students.

For applying, please follow the instructions here: and send you application to personal (at)

16:19 [Event][New] ASK 2012: The Second Asian Workshop on Symmetric Key Cryptography

  From August 27 to August 29
Location: Nagoya, Japan
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16:18 [Event][New] ACSAT: Conference on Advanced Computer Science Applications and Technology

  Submission: 1 August 2012
From November 26 to November 28
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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06:17 [Job][New] Postdoctoral Research Associate in Hardware Trust and Security, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, USA

  Hardware trust and security. For specific research focus please visit

18:07 [Event][New] ICISC '12: International Conference on Information Security and Cryptology

  Submission: 28 August 2012
Notification: 15 October 2012
From November 28 to November 30
Location: Seoul, Korea
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18:42 [Job][New] PhD Position in Engineering Cryptographic Protocols , EC SPRIDE - European Center for Security and Privacy by Design, TU Darmstadt, Germany

  The Engineering Cryptographic Protocols (ENCRYPTO) group in the European Center for Security and Privacy by Design (EC SPRIDE) at TU Darmstadt is offering a PhD position. Relevant research topics include computer-aided cryptography engineering, privacy-preserving protocols, and hardware-assisted cryptographic protocols. Review of applications starts on April 16, 2012 and will continue until the position has been filled.

18:34 [Event][New] ERCIM News 90: ERCIM News: Special Issue on Cybercrime and privacy issues

  Submission: 11 May 2012
Notification: 31 May 2012
From July 1 to July 1
Location: Europe, Europe
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18:33 [Job][New] Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Maryland, USA

  I will have a postdoc position available in my group next year. This will be a 1-year position, with the possibility of extending it to a second year subject to the availability of funds. Shorter-term visits can also be considered.

I encourage applicants who work on more applied aspects of cybersecurity in addition to those who work on cryptography. Students working in areas relevant to cybersecurity will also be considered.

If you are interested, please send me an email with a copy of your CV, a short research statement, and the name of at least one reference.

09:11 [Event][Update] ESORICS 2012: 17th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security

  Submission: 10 April 2012
Notification: 10 June 2012
From September 10 to September 12
Location: Pisa, Italy
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