2nd International Workshop on 
Modern Cryptography and Security Engineering 
2--6 September 2013 
Regensburg, Germany 

Preliminary Call For Papers 


To be held in conjunction with the 8th International Conference on
Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2013 - 



Submission deadline: April 30th, 2013 

Author Notification: May 31st, 2013 

Author Registration: June 4th, 2013 

LNCS Proceedings Version: June 11th, 2013 

Conference: September 2nd-6th, 2013 


The Second International Workshop on Modern Cryptography and Security
Engineering (co-located with the International Conference on
Availability, Reliability and Security) aims to bring together
researchers working in theoretical aspects of modern cryptography
(including but not restricted to design and analysis of symmetric-key
primitives and cryptosystems, block and stream ciphers, hash functions
and MAC algorithms, efficient implementations and analysis of
public-key cryptosystems, public-key signatures, threshold schemes)
with professionals working on applied aspects of security engineering,
particularly people involved in standardization and in industrial
deployment of cryptography (encryption schemes for databases and
related security, cryptography in wireless applications, hardware for
cryptanalysis, digital signatures, FPGA and smart cards security). The
main goal of the workshop is to strengthen the dialogue between these
two groups, which is currently perceived to be weak. Ultimately, we
aim to continue bridging the gap between what academic cryptographers
believe should be the goals of cryptographic design and what is
actually implemented in the real world. MoCrySEn intends to provide a
better understanding of real-world cryptographic issues to the
theoretical community, helping to inform their research and set new
research challenges for the theoretical community and enable
practitioners to develop a clearer view of the current
state-of-the-art in cryptographic research and what it offers to

The topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to: 

- Symmetric-key cryptography 
- Public-key cryptography 
- Secret-sharing cryptography 
- Algorithmic cryptanalysis 
- Database encryption 
- Public-key signatures 
- Software and hardware implementation of cryptographic algorithms 
- Hardware security 
- Cryptographic schemes for mobile devices 
- Interaction between cryptographic theory and implementation issues 


The conference will take place in the University of Regensburg,
Regensburg in Germany


Program Chairs 

Dimitris E. Simos (Chair) 
INRIA, France 

Nicolas Sendrier (Co-Chair) 
INRIA, France 

Edgar Weippl (Co-Chair) 
SBA Research, Austria 

Program Committee 

Spyros Magliveras, Florida Atlantic University, USA 
Paulo Barreto, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil 
Peter Kieseberg, SBA Research, Austria 
Jean-Pierre Tillich, INRIA, France 
Matthieu Finiasz, CryptoExperts, France 
Stefan Heyse, Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Germany 
Maria Naya-Plasencia, INRIA, France 
Christiane Peters, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark 
Aleksandar Hudic, SBA Research, Austria 
Zlatko Varbanov, Veliko Tarnovo University, Bulgaria 
Ludovic Perret, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie 06 / INRIA, France 
Christina Boura, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark 
Athanasios Angelakis, Leiden University, Netherlands, Universite
  Bordeaux 1, France
Pierre-Louis Cayrel, Universite Jean Monnet, France 
Amr Youssef, Concordia Institute for Information System Engineering, Canada 
Ayoub Otmani, University of Rouen, France 
Christos Koukouvinos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece 


As MoCrySEn is co-located with the ARES conference
http://www.ares-conference.eu, anonymized submissions are required, in
order to ensure a double blind review. In addition, submitted papers
must conform to the "Springer LNCS Series" format
http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html and they must not exceed
more than 12 pages, excluding well-marked appendices and bibliography.

Submissions must not substantially duplicate work that any of the
authors has published elsewhere or has submitted in parallel to any
other conference or workshop with formally published
proceedings. Accepted submissions may not appear in any other
conference or workshop with proceedings. Submitted papers will be
carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical
soundness, presentation and clarity of exposition. Contact author must
provide the following information at the ARES conference system: paper
title, authors names, affiliations, postal address, phone, fax, and
e-mail address of the author(s), about 200-250 word abstract, and
about five keywords.

Submission of a paper implies that should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register and present the paper in the workshop. For any questions, regarding the submission procedure please contact the workshop chairs. 

MoCrySEn papers will be submitted through the ARES conference system (named ConfDriver) and more details will be available in the workshop's website. 


All accepted papers of the workshop will be published by Springer
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) with IFIP logo (indexed by
EI) joint with the proceedings of the CD-ARES conference. The
proceedings will be available at the workshop. At least one author of
an accepted paper must register at the ARES 2013 site and present the
paper at the workshop.


For any related question, please contact the workshop chairs.