FSE 2004

February 5-7, 2004
Delhi, India

Call for Papers

Original research papers on technical aspects of symmetric cryptology
are invited for submission to the Fast Software Encryption workshop
2004. The workshop concentrates on all aspects of fast primitives for
symmetric cryptography: secret key ciphers, the design and
cryptanalysis of block and stream ciphers, as well as hash functions
and message authentication codes (MACs). FSE 2004 is the eleventh
annual FSE workshop, for the third year sponsored by the International
Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR), and organized in
cooperation with the Indian Statistical Institute, and Cryptology
Research Society of India(CRSI).

Important Dates

February 5 - 7, 2004
Submission deadline
November 10, 2003

Notification of decision
December 30, 2003

Pre-proceedings version deadline
January 15, 2004

Proceedings version deadline
March 15, 2004


Instructions for Authors

Submissions must not substantially duplicate work that any of the
authors has published elsewhere or has submitted in parallel to any
other international conference or workshop.

Submission Format

The submission must be anonymous, with no author names, affiliations,
acknowledgments, or obvious references. It should begin with a title,
a short abstract, and a list of keywords. The length of the submission
should be at most 12 pages excluding bibliography and appendices. It
should use at least 11-point fonts and have reasonable sized
margins. The introduction should summarize the contributions of the
paper at a level appropriate for a non-specialist reader. Committee
members are not required to read appendices; the paper should be
intelligible without them. Submissions not meeting these guidelines
risk rejection without consideration of their merits. It is strongly
preferred that submissions be processed in LaTeX according to the
instructions listed on http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html,
since this will be a mandatory requirement for the final papers.


Submitted papers must be in PDF
(http://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/a1/pdfcreat.htm) or postscript format and
should be submitted electronically to fse2004@isical.ac.in. In the
email body should be included name and address of all authors as well
as an email address to the corresponding author.

Submission deadline: November 10, 2003.

Decisions and Presentation

Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to authors by
December 30, 2003. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that
their paper will be presented at the conference.

Conference Proceedings 

Pre-proceedings will be available at the workshop. Final proceedings
will be published in Springer-Verlag's Lecture Notes in Computer
Science. Instructions about the preparation of a final proceedings
version will be sent to the authors of accepted papers.

Program Committee 

Biham, Eli           Technion, Israel
Carlet, Claude       Inria, France
Coppersmith, Don     IBM Research, USA
Ding, Cunsheng       Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Handschuh, Helena    Gemplus, France
Johansson, Thomas    Lund University, Sweden
Jutla, Charanjit S.  IBM Research, USA
Knudsen, Lars.R      Technical University of Denmark
Kurosawa, Kaoru      Ibaraki University, Japan
Meier, Willi (co-chair) Fachhochschule Aargau, Switzerland
Nyberg, Kaisa        Nokia, Finland
Pandu Rangan, C.     Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai
Pei, Dingyi          Chinese Academy of Sciences
Preenel, Bart        K.U. Leuven, Belgium
Robshaw, Matt        Royal Holloway, University of London, U.K.
Roy, Bimal (co-chair)  Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
Vaudenay, Serge      EPFL, Switzerland
Veni Madhavan, C.E.  Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Zhang, Xian-Mo       Macquarie University, Australia

Workshop information

Further information is available on the FSE 2004 webpage


A limited number of stipends are available to those unable to obtain
funding to attend the conference. Students whose papers are accepted
and who will present the paper themselves are encouraged to apply if
such assistance is needed. Requests for stipends should be addressed
to the General Chair.