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Coding Theory and Cryptology

edited by Harald Niederreiter (National University of Singapore)
Lecture Notes Series, Institute for Mathematical Sciences, National
University of Singapore, Vol. 1

The inaugural research program of the Institute for Mathematical
Sciences at the National University of Singapore took place from July to
December 2001 and was devoted to coding theory and cryptology. As part
of the program, tutorials for graduate students and junior researchers
were given by world-renowned scholars. These tutorials covered
fundamental aspects of coding theory and cryptology and were designed to
prepare for original research in these areas. The present volume
collects the expanded lecture notes of these tutorials. The topics range
from mathematical areas such as computational number theory, exponential
sums and algebraic function fields through coding-theory subjects such
as extremal problems, quantum error-correcting codes and
algebraic-geometry codes to cryptologic subjects such as stream ciphers,
public-key infrastructures, key management, authentication schemes and
distributed system security.

Contents: Extremal Problems of Coding Theory (A Barg); Analysis and
Design Issues for Synchronous Stream Ciphers (E Dawson & L Simpson);
Quantum Error-Correcting Codes (K Feng); Public Key Infrastructures (D
Gollmann); Computational Methods in Public Key Cryptology (A K Lenstra);
Detecting and Revoking Compromised Keys (T Matsumoto); Algebraic
Function Fields Over Finite Fields (H Niederreiter); Authentication
Schemes (D Y Pei); Exponential Sums in Coding Theory, Cryptology and
Algorithms (I E Shparlinski); Distributed Authorization: Principles and
Practice (V Varadharajan); Introduction to Algebraic Geometry Codes (C P

Readership: Graduate students and researchers in number theory, discrete
mathematics, coding theory, cryptology and IT security.

460pp                     Pub. date: Dec 2002
981-238-132-5             US$58 £39
981-238-450-2(pbk)        US$28 £19

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