Eurocrypt is a series of open workshops on the theory and application of cryptographic techniques. These meetings have taken place in Europe every year since 1982 and are sponsored by the International Association for Cryptologic Research. Eurocrypt '93 was held in the village of Lofthus in Norway in May 1993. The call for papers resulted in 117 submissions with authors representing 27 different countries. The 36 accepted papers were selected by the program committee after a blind refereeing process. The papers are grouped into parts on authentication, public key, block ciphers, secret sharing, stream ciphers, digital signatures, protocols, hash functions, payment systems, and cryptanalysis. The volume includes 6 further rump session papers.
The Department of Electrical Engineering-ESAT at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven regularly runs a course on the state of the art and evolution of computer security and industrial cryptography. The rst course took place in 1983, the second in 1989, and since then the course has been a biennial event. The course is intended for both researchers and practitioners from industry and government. It covers the basic principles as well as the most recent - velopments. Our own interests mean that the course emphasizes cryptography, but we also ensure that the most important topics in computer security are covered. We try to strike a good balance between basic theory and real-life - plications, between mathematical background and judicial aspects, and between recent technical developments and standardization issues. Perhaps the greatest strength of the course is the creation of an environment that enables dialogue between people from diverse professions and backgrounds. In 1993, we published the formal proceedings of the course in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (Volume 741). Since the el d of cryptography has advanced considerably during the interim period, there is a clear need to publish a new edition. Since 1993, several excellent textbooks and handbooks on cryptology have been published and the need for introductory-level papers has decreased. The growth of the main conferences in cryptology (Eurocrypt, Crypto,and Asiacrypt) shows that interest in the eld is increasing.
From the world's most renowned security technologist, Bruce Schneier, this 20th Anniversary Edition is the most definitive reference on cryptography ever published and is the seminal work on cryptography. Cryptographic techniques have applications far beyond the obvious uses of encoding and decoding information. For developers who need to know about capabilities, such as digital signatures, that depend on cryptographic techniques, there's no better overview than Applied Cryptography, the definitive book on the subject. Bruce Schneier covers general classes of cryptographic protocols and then specific techniques, detailing the inner workings of real-world cryptographic algorithms including the Data Encryption Standard and RSA public-key cryptosystems. The book includes source-code listings and extensive advice on the practical aspects of cryptography implementation, such as the importance of generating truly random numbers and of keeping keys secure. ". . .the best introduction to cryptography I've ever seen. . . .The book the National Security Agency wanted never to be published. . . ." -Wired Magazine ". . .monumental . . . fascinating . . . comprehensive . . . the definitive work on cryptography for computer programmers . . ." -Dr. Dobb's Journal ". . .easily ranks as one of the most authoritative in its field." -PC Magazine The book details how programmers and electronic communications professionals can use cryptography-the technique of enciphering and deciphering messages-to maintain the privacy of computer data. It describes dozens of cryptography algorithms, gives practical advice on how to implement them into cryptographic software, and shows how they can be used to solve security problems. The book shows programmers who design computer applications, networks, and storage systems how they can build security into their software and systems. With a new Introduction by the author, this premium edition will be a keepsake for all those committed to computer and cyber security.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Applied Parallel Computing, PARA'96, held in Lyngby, Denmark, in August 1996. The volume presents revised full versions of 45 carefully selected contributed papers together with 31 invited presentations. The papers address all current aspects of applied parallel computing relevant for industrial computations. The invited papers review the most important numerical algorithms and scientific applications on several types of parallel machines.
Cryptography, in particular public-key cryptography, has emerged in the last 20 years as an important discipline that is not only the subject of an enormous amount of research, but provides the foundation for information security in many applications. Standards are emerging to meet the demands for cryptographic protection in most areas of data communications. Public-key cryptographic techniques are now in widespread use, especially in the financial services industry, in the public sector, and by individuals for their personal privacy, such as in electronic mail. This Handbook will serve as a valuable reference for the novice as well as for the expert who needs a wider scope of coverage within the area of cryptography. It is a necessary and timely guide for professionals who practice the art of cryptography. The Handbook of Applied Cryptography provides a treatment that is multifunctional: It serves as an introduction to the more practical aspects of both conventional and public-key cryptography It is a valuable source of the latest techniques and algorithms for the serious practitioner It provides an integrated treatment of the field, while still presenting each major topic as a self-contained unit It provides a mathematical treatment to accompany practical discussions It contains enough abstraction to be a valuable reference for theoreticians while containing enough detail to actually allow implementation of the algorithms discussed Now in its third printing, this is the definitive cryptography reference that the novice as well as experienced developers, designers, researchers, engineers, computer scientists, and mathematicians alike will use.
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Finite Fields and Applications, Fq7, held in Toulouse, France, in May 2004. The 19 revised full papers presented were carefully selected from around 60 presentations at the conference during two rounds of reviewing and revision. Among the topics addressed are Weierstrass semigroups, Galois rings, hyperelliptic curves, polynomial irreducibility, pseudorandom number sequences, permutation polynomials, random polynomials, matrices, function fields, ramified towers, BCH codes, cyclic codes, primitive polynomials, covering sequences, cyclic decompositions.
This monograph is devoted to computational morphology, particularly to the construction of a two-dimensional or a three-dimensional closed object boundary through a set of points in arbitrary position. By applying techniques from computational geometry and CAGD, new results are developed in four stages of the construction process: (a) the gamma-neighborhood graph for describing the structure of a set of points; (b) an algorithm for constructing a polygonal or polyhedral boundary (based on (a)); (c) the flintstone scheme as a hierarchy for polygonal and polyhedral approximation and localization; (d) and a Bezier-triangle based scheme for the construction of a smooth piecewise cubic boundary.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security, ESORICS 2004, held in Sophia Antipolis, France in September 2004. The 27 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 159 submissions. Among the topics addressed are access control, authorization frameworks, privacy policies, security protocols, trusted computing, anonymity, information hiding, steganography, digital signature schemes, encrypted communication, information flow control, authentication, key distribution, public key cryptography, intrusion prevention, and attack discovery.
The fourth international conference on Extending Data Base Technology was held in Cambridge, UK, in March 1994. The biannual EDBT has established itself as the premier European database conference. It provides an international forum for the presentation of new extensions to database technology through research, development, and application. This volume contains the scientific papers of the conference. Following invited papers by C.M. Stone and A. Herbert, it contains 31 papers grouped into sections on object views, intelligent user interface, distributed information servers, transaction management, information systems design and evolution, semantics of extended data models,accessing new media, join algorithms, query optimization, and multimedia databases.
This volume contains a selection of papers presented at the third European Computer Aided Systems Theory workshop, EUROCAST '93, held in Spain in February 1993. The workshop emphasizes interdisciplinarity with the specificgoal of creating a synergy between fields such as systems theory, computer science, systems engineering and related areas. The contributions in this volume are strongly related to current problems in CAST research. They emphasize an engineering point of view concerning systems theory. Since the computer is an essential instrument in CAST research, there are close relations to specific topics incomputer science. The papers are grouped into parts on systems theory and systems technology, specific methods, and applications.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 20th Annual International Cryptology Conference, CRYPTO 2000, held in Santa Barbara, CA, USA in August 2000. The 32 revised full papers presented together with one invited contribution were carefully reviewed and selected from 120 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on XTR and NTRU, privacy for databases, secure distributed computation, algebraic cryptosystems, message authentication, digital signatures, cryptanalysis, traitor tracing and broadcast encryption, symmetric encryption, to commit or not to commit, protocols, and stream ciphers and Boolean functions.