CALL FOR PAPERS - Deadline January 1st, 2014


The Springer journal Cryptography and Communications Cryptography and Communications will publish a special issue on "Discrete structures for side channel attacks and their counter-measures" in JANUARY 2015. Articles are solicited on all aspects related to discrete structures (finite fields, algebra, Boolean functions, etc.) of side channel attacks and fault attacks, and their counter-measures. Side-channel attack is currently a very important area in cryptography for the security of embedded systems. The topics of this special issue include but are not limited to: algebraic aspects of side channel attacks, cryptanalysis of symmetric and asymmetric cryptosystems using leakage information based on timing, power consumption, electromagnetic emanation or fault attacks, security proofs of countermeasures against these attacks and security models. Submissions that address only theoretical aspects are welcome; those that also address practical aspects are particularly encouraged. Articles should be of one of the following types:
  1. Novel research contributions;
  2. Research contributions previously published or presented at conferences or workshops, but now substantially revised and containing substantial new contributions;
  3. Expository survey article.

Important Dates:
Submission of papers by January 1st, 2014.
Reviews sent to authors by April 15, 2014.
Revision and further review during June and July 2014.
Submission of final version by October 1, 2014.

Editor and Guest Editor:
Claude Carlet, LAGA and university of Paris 8, France
Pierre-Alain Fouque, Rennes University and Institut Universitaire de France (IUF), France.

Instruction for authors:
The manuscript must begin with a title, an abstract, a list of key words, and an introduction that summarizes the contributions of the paper. Other specific guidelines are provided at CRYPTOGRAPHY AND COMMUNICATIONS . Use the online submission and review system , which supports a wide range of manuscript formats. After logging in, select "Submit New Manuscript" and when asked to choose article type, select "Discrete structures-channel attacks"

Submissions of type (1) must not duplicate work that any of the authors has published elsewhere or has submitted in parallel to any journal or to any conference or workshop with formally published proceedings.

Submissions of type (2) should contain detailed revision of research contributions previously published or presented at conferences or workshops, and also contain substantial new contributions (totalling roughly one-third of the total contribution). The authors should clearly identify the sections that are novel.

Submissions of type (3) should summarize and explain state-of-the-art research results so as to provide a better understanding of the topic, and should attempt to explain emerging trends and predict future directions.

You can see at see also the previous special issue related to cryptography.