C A L L F O R P A P E R S
International Conference on Information Theoretic Security (ICITS)
Madrid, Spain, May 25-29, 2007**Note: Eurocrypt is May 20-24, 2007 in Barcelona, Spain.
For the last years we have plenty of conferences and workshops on specialized topics in cryptography. Examples are CHES, FSE, PKC and TCC. The modern unclassified research on cryptography started with Shannon's work on cryptography using information theory. Since then we have seen several research topics studied requiring information theoretical security, also called unconditional security. Examples are anonymity, authenticity, reliable and private networks, secure multi-party computation, traitor tracing, etc. Moreover, we have also seen that coding as well as other aspects of information theory have been used in the design of cryptographic schemes. Seeing the multitude of topics in cryptography requiring information theoretical security or using information theory, it is time to have a regular conference on this topic. This was first realized by Prof. Imai (University of Tokyo, Japan). He organized the 2005 IEEE Information Theory Workshop on Theory and Practice in Information-Theoretic Security (ITW 2005, Japan) October 16-19, 2005. The goal is to continue this event on a regular basis.
Post-conference proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Informal pre-proceedings will be available at the conference.
TOPICS OF INTEREST:
The topics of interest are on work on any aspect of information theoretical security, this means security based on information theory. This includes, but is not limited to the following topics:
o Analysis of Security o Private and Reliable Networks o Anonymity o Public Key Cryptosystems using Codes o Authentication Codes o Quantum Cryptography o Conventional Cryptography using Codes o Quantum Information Theory o Fingerprinting o Randomness o Ideal Ciphers o Secret Sharing o Information Hiding o Secure Multiparty Computation o Key Distribution o Traitor Tracing o Oblivious Transfer
Papers on coding theory without any relationship with cryptography will be rejected. It is not the goal of this conference to become a second one on "Coding and Cryptography." Papers using computational complexity assumptions, except when using: information theoretic results or quantum arguments, will not be accepted.
Madrid is a city with a long history and very good airport connections. Its climate end of May is pleasantly warm. Madrid has good connections to the rest of the world and the rest of Spain, in particular Barcelona. More information on how to reach the venue by airplane or train will be provided later. Madrid is very close to Toledo, a small historical city worth visiting.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS:
The paper must start with a title, an abstract and keywords, but should be anonymous. It should be followed by a succinct statement appropriate for a non-specialist reader specifying the subject addressed, its background, the main achievements, and their significance to information theoretic security. Technical details directed to the specialist should then follow. Self citations to unpublished work should be avoided to maintain the anonymity. A limit of 12 singlespaced pages of 11pt type (not counting the bibliography and clearly marked appendices) is placed on all submissions. The total paper must not exceed 20 pages. Since referees are not required to read the appendices, the paper should be intelligible without them. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits.
Abstracts that have been or will be submitted in parallel to other conferences or workshops that have proceedings are not eligible for submission. One of the authors is expected to present the paper. The submission receipt deadline is February 23, 2007. Instructions on how to submit electronically will be posted soon on the event webpage and
IMPORTANT DATES: Submission Deadline: February 23, 2007 Authors Informed: April 9, 2007 Preproceedings versions due: April 27, 2007
Carlo Blundo (University of Salerno, Italy) Gilles Brassard (University of Montreal, Canada) Ronald Cramer (CWI, The Netherlands) Yvo Desmedt, Chair (University College London, UK) Matthias Fitzi (Aarhus University, Denmark) Hideki Imai (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan) Kaoru Kurosawa (Ibaraki University, Japan) Keith Martin (Royal Holloway, UK) Rei Safavi-Naini (University of Wollongong, Australia) Doug Stinson (University of Waterloo, Canada) Stefan Wolf (ETH, Switzerland) Moti Yung (RSA & Columbia University, USA) Yuliang Zheng (University of North Carolina, USA)
GENERAL AND LOCAL CHAIRS:
General Chair: Javier Lopez Local Co-Chairs: Julio Cesar Hernandez, and Maria Isabel Gonzalez Vasco
Carlo Blundo (University of Salerno, Italy) Gilles Brassard (University of Montreal, Canada) Ronald Cramer (CWI, The Netherlands) Yvo Desmedt, Chair (University College London, UK) Hideki Imai (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan) Kaoru Kurosawa (Ibaraki University, Japan) Ueli Maurer (ETH, Switzerland) Rei Safavi-Naini (University of Wollongong, Australia) Doug Stinson (University of Waterloo, Canada) Moti Yung (RSA & Columbia University, USA) Yuliang Zheng (University of North Carolina, USA)