Progress in Cryptology - AFRICACRYPT 2008

First International Conference on Cryptology in Africa, Casablanca, Morocco, June 11-14, 2008, Proceedings

Author: Serge Vaudenay

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 414

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The AFRICACRYPT 2008 conference was held during June 11–14, 2008 in Casablanca, Morocco. Upon the initiative of the organizers from the Ecole n- male sup´ erieure in Casablanca, this event was the ?rst international research conference in Africa dedicated to cryptography. The conference was honored by the presence of the invited speakers Bruce Schneier, Jacques Stern, and Alexander W. Dent who gave talks entitled “The Psychology of Security” “Modern Cryptography: A Historical Perspective” and “ABriefHistoryofProvably-SecurePublic-KeyEncryption”,respectively.These proceedings include papers by Bruce Schneier and by Alexander Dent. The conference received 82 submissions on November 24, 2007. They went through a careful doubly anonymous review process. This was run by the iChair software written by Thomas Baign` eres and Matthieu Finiasz. Every paper - ceived at least three review reports. After this period, 25 papers were accepted on February 12, 2008. Authors then had the opportunity to update their papers until March 13, 2008. The present proceedings include all the revised papers. At the end of the review process, the paper entitled “An Authentication Protocol with Encrypted Biometric Data” written by Julien Bringer and Herv´ e Chabanne was elected to receive the Africacrypt 2008 Best Paper Award. I had the privilege to chair the Program Committee. I would like to thank all committee members for their tough work on the submissions, as well as all externalreviewersfortheirsupport.IalsothankmyassistantThomasBaign` eres formaintainingtheserverandhelpingmetorunthesoftware.Ithanktheinvited speakers, the authors of the best paper, the authors of all submissions. They all contributed to the success of the conference.

Progress in Cryptology {u2013} AFRICACRYPT 2008

First International Conference on Cryptology in Africa, Casablanca, Morocco, June 11-14, 2008. Proceedings

Author: Serge Vaudenay

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Category: Algorithms

Page: 420

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Conference on Cryptology hosted in Africa, held in Casablanca, Morocco, in June 2008. The 25 revised full papers presented together with 2 invited papers were carefully selected during two rounds of reviewing and improvement from 82 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on AES, analysis of RFID protocols, cryptographic protocols, authentication, public-key cryptography, pseudorandomness, analysis of stream ciphers, hash functions, broadcast encryption, and implementation.

Progress in Cryptology -- AFRICACRYPT 2009

Second International Conference on Cryptology in Africa, Gammarth, Tunisia, June 21-25, 2009, Proceedings

Author: Bart Preneel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 435

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AFRICACRYPT 2009washeld during June 21–25,2009in Gammarth,Tunisia. After AFRICACRYPT 2008 in Casablanca, Morocco,it was the second inter- tional research conference in Africa dedicated to cryptography. The conference received70 submissions;four of these wereidenti?ed as irr- ular submissions. The remaining papers went through a careful doubly ano- mous review process. Every paper received at least three reports; papers with a ProgramCommittee member asco-authorreceived?vereports.After the review period, 25 papers were accepted for presentation. The authors were requested to revisetheirpapersbasedonthecommentsreceived.Theprogramwascompleted with invited talks by Antoine Joux, Ueli Maurer and Nigel Smart. Firstandforemostwe wouldlike to thank the members ofthe ProgramC- mittee for the manyhoursspent onreviewinganddiscussing the papers,thereby producing more than 600 Kb of comments. They did an outstanding job. We wouldalsolike to thank the numerousexternalreviewersfor their assistance.We are also indebted to Shai Halevi for the support provided for his excellent Web- Submission-and-Review software package. We also wish to heartily thank Sami Ghazali, the General Chair, and Sami Omar, the General Co-chair, for their - fortsintheorganizationoftheconference.SpecialthanksgototheTunisianM- istry of CommunicationTechnologies,the National Digital Certi?cationAgency, and the Tunisian Internet Agency for their support of the organization. Finally, we would like to thank the participants, submitters, authors and presenters who all together made AFRICACRYPT 2009 a great success. I hope that the AFRICACRYPT conference tradition has now taken ?rm root and that we will witness a fruitful development of academic research in cryptology in Africa.