International Association for Cryptologic Research


FSE 2002

                         FSE Workshop 2002

                      PRELIMINARY CALL FOR PAPERS

                February 4-6, 2002, Leuven, Belgium

The Fast Software Encryption (FSE) workshop has been held 8 times, the first
one in Cambridge December 1993, and the latest in Yokohama April 2001.
The workshop concentrates on all aspects of fast symmetric primitives: se-
cret key ciphers, including the design and cryptanalysis of block and stream
ciphers, as well as hash functions and message authentication codes (MACs).
The ninth Fast Software Encryption workshop will be held in February 2002
in Leuven, Belgium. The workshop is organized by Matt Landrock (General
Chair), Joan Daemen and Vincent Rijmen (Program Co-chairs).

Instructions for Authors
Interested parties are invited to submit original unpublished papers on the
design and analysis of fast encryption algorithms and hash functions. The
papers must not be submitted simultaneously to other workshops or con-
ferences with proceedings.  The submissions must be anonymous, with no
author names, affiliations, acknowledgments, or obvious references.  It is
strongly preferred that submissions be processed in LaTeX according to since this will be a manda-
tory requirement for the final papers. The paper must not exceed 15 pages
in length.  The papers are to be sent electronically in LaTeX, PostScript
or Portable Document Format (PDF), together with the email and physical
addresses of the sender. Preproceedings will be available at the meeting and
the final proceedings will be published in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes
in Computer Science.  Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent
to authors by January 1, 2002. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee
that their paper will be presented at the conference.

Address for Submission:

Important Dates
Paper submission:              November 15, 2001
Notification of acceptance:    January 1, 2002
Final copy for preproceedings: January 20, 2002
The workshop:                  February 4-6, 2002
Final copy for the proceedings:March 31, 2002

Program Committee:
    Vincent Rijmen (co-chair, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
    Joan Daemen (co-chair, ProtonWorld Int'l)
    Ross Anderson (Cambridge University)
    Eli Biham (Technion)
    Don Coppersmith (IBM)
    Cunsheng Ding (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
    Thomas Johansson (Lund University)
    Mitsuru Matsui (Mitsubishi Electric)
    Willi Meier (Fachhochschule Aargau)
    Bart Preneel (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

Further Information
Further information will be made available on the conference web site:


  • Jean-Jacques Quisquater held the national 2000-2001 Francqui chair on cryptography at the University of Namur (see
  • Jean-Jacques Quisquater received the 2000 George Montefiore prize for recognition of outstanding achievements in research and development in the fields of electrical science and engineering (see

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