SCC 2012
Third international conference on Symbolic Computation and Cryptography

11-13 July 2012, CIEM - Castro Urdiales, Spain
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Mathematical and Computer Algebra Techniques in Cryptology

Guest Editors: Jean-Charles Faugère,  Domingo Gomez, Jaime Gutierrez, Ludovic Perret

Following the third international Conference on Symbolic Computation and Cryptography (SCC 2012) and the third Workshop on Mathematical Cryptology (WMC 2012), held on July 2012 at CIEM (Castro Urdiales, Spain), we are pleased to announce the call for papers for the Special Issue of Journal of Symbolic Computation on "Mathematical and Computer Algebra Techniques in Cryptology".


There is currently a growing interest in applying and developing methods, techniques and tools of symbolic computation in cryptography. For instance, the wide use of Groebner bases and lattices techniques in cryptanalysis.  More generally, mathematical techniques have been always sources of   innovative tools to address open problems in cryptology.

This special issue of JSC welcomes contributions that discuss and demonstrate the use of symbolic computations and mathematics in cryptology. We would like to emphasize that all aspects of cryptology can be addressed in this special issue: namely the design of new cryptosystems (typically, based on algebraic problems) as well as cryptanalysis of existing schemes.

This special issue is related to topics discussed in the context of the WMC and SCC. However, the submission is open to all contributions
(and not necessarily related to talks presented at the conferences). Specific topics for this special issue include, but are not limited to:
  • Alternative to number-theory based cryptography (multivariate cryptography, braid-group cryptography, non-commutative cryptography, code-based cryptography, factorization-based cryptography, group-based cryptography and lattice-based cryptography,.....)
  • Algebraic attacks
  • Pseudorandom sequences
  • Design and analysis of algebraic, elliptic, and embedded cryptographic systems and protocols
  •  New techniques for solving algebraic systems over finite fields
  • Algorithms, implementations and software for symbolic computation in cryptography
  • Information security with mathematical emphasis
  • Design, modeling, and analysis of cryptographic systems and protocols for which symbolic computation may be used or needed
  • Primality and integer factorization
  • Computational number theory in cryptology
  • High Performance Computations for Crypto applications (solving huge linear systems, ...)
Important Dates
  •  Deadline for paper submission: November 30, 2012.
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection: March 30 , 2013.
  • Publication of special issue: July 30, 2013.
Submission Guidelines
  • Papers should be submitted electronically by e-mail to the guest  editors:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jean-Charles Faugère,  Jean-Charles DOT Faugere AT grobner DOT org


    Domingo Gomez,   domingo DOT gomez AT unican DOT es


    Jaime Gutierrez,   jaime DOT gutierrez AT unican DOT es


    Ludovic Perret,   ludovic DOT perret AT lip6. DOT fr 
  • The submission should contain:   

    The title and abstract of the paper in plain text. The name and e-mail address of the corresponding author. A pdf or postscript file for the paper as e-mail attachment
    It is strongly recommended that the paper be prepared using guide for authors of  the journal. You can find the details here.

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