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ASK 2018
November 13 - 16
Kolkata, India
8th Asian Workshop on Symmetric Key Cryptography

ASK 2018

Welcome to the home page of the 8th Asian Workshop on Symmetric Key Cryptography. This workshop will be held on four days at Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata, India, starting on November 13 until November 16, 2018.

ASK has been held to promote research on symmetric-key cryptography in Asia since 2011. Broadly, the scope of the workshop includes, but is not limited to:

  • Primitive design: block ciphers, stream ciphers, hash functions, (cryptographic) permutations etc.
  • Design and analysis of mode of operation: (authenticated) encryption schemes, message authentication codes etc.
  • Cryptanalysis and evaluation tools.
  • (Post)-Quantum symmetric-key schemes.
  • Symmetric-key searchable encryption schemes.
  • Secure implementation of symmetric-key schemes.
The program will contain mainly two parts: invited talks in the mornings, and group discussions in the afternoons. For group discussions, we plan to have several small groups, and for each group, we aim to gather researchers who are all interested in one specific topic. The goal of the group discussion is to advance the collaborations within the research community, and to find new results through discussions.

Previous ASK informations can be found at

Contact information

The general co-chairs can be contacted by email at

Subhamoy Maitra
Applied Statistics Unit
Indian Statistical Institute

Mridul Nandi
Applied Statistics Unit
Indian Statistical Institute

Contact webmaster Arghya Bhattacharjee at
Based on the ASK 2015 website, original template designed by KU Leuven - COSIC