ProvSec 2009

  The Provable Security Conference (ProvSec 2009) will be held in Guangzhou , China , on 11-13, November, 2009.

  Provable security is an important research area in modern cryptography. Cryptographic primitives or protocols without a rigorous proof cannot be regarded as secure in practice. There are many schemes that are originally thought as secure being successfully cryptanalyzed, which clearly indicates the need of formal security assurance. With provable security, we are confident in using cryptographic applications to replace the traditional way in physical world. Unfortunately, schemes with provable security sometimes give only theoretical feasibility rather than a practical construction, and correctness of the proofs may be difficult to verify. ProvSec conference provides a platform for researchers, scholars and practitioners to exchange new ideas for solving these problems in the provable security area.

  Topics include all aspects of provable security for cryptographic primitives or protocols, and include but are not limited to the following areas: 

  • Cryptographic primitives
  • Security notions, approaches, and paradigms
  • Formal security model
  • Secure cryptographic protocols and applications
  • Provable secure block ciphers and hash functions
  • Digital signatures
  • Privacy and anonymity technologies
  • Steganography and steganalysis
  • Lattice-based security reductions
  • Pairing-based provably secure cryptography
  • Conference Proceedings

    New! Proceedings will be published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

    General Chair 
    Jiwu Huang (Sun Yat-sen University , China)
    Program Co-Chairs 
    Josef Pieprzyk (Macquarie University , Australia)
    Fangguo Zhang (Sun Yat-sen University , China)
    Publicity Chair 
    Xiaofeng Chen (Sun Yat-sen University , China)

    Important Dates:

    Paper submission deadline: 10 May 2009
    Notification of acceptance: 10 July 2009
    Camera ready papers due:  31 July 2009

    Note: The ChinaCrypt 2009 conference will be held on November 13-15, 2009 in Guangzhou.