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 (Closed!)

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 and full name of the paper.

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

Invited Speakers

Workshop information

Further information is available on the FSE 2004 webpage www.isical.ac.in/~fse2004.


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.