The 2005 Information Theory Workshop
On Theory and Practice in Information-Theoretic Security
October 16- 19, 2005, Awaji Island, Japan

The 2005 Information Theory Workshop on Theory and Practice in 
Information-Theoretic Security is jointly sponsored by 
IEEE Information Theory Society and International Association 
for Cryptologic Research (IACR). The workshop will be held 
in Awaji Island, one of the most beautiful islands in Japan, 
and devoted to the dissemination and further development of 
boundary areas between information theory and information 
security. A main goal of the workshop is to create a unique 
and excellent venue for researchers working in diverse disciplines 
to exchange latest research results on unconditional security 
and to discuss directions for future explorations.

The workshop program will consist of several sessions of 
invited talks and one or two rump sessions of contributed talks. 
While a core part of the technical program will be invited 
talks given by a number of distinguished speakers from related 
research areas, participants are encouraged to share their 
research interests by presenting at the rump session(s) 
latest results, work-in-progress reports and other topics 
of broad interests.

Topics to be covered by the workshop include but are not limited to: 

- Theoretical and practical issues concerning
   information-theoretic or unconditional security
- Paradigms, approaches and techniques concerning
  information-theoretic security
- Information theory, quantum information theory applicable to
  information security
- Applications of information theory to computational security
- Topics in the bounded storage model and the noisy channel model
- Quantum cryptography

Organizing Committee:

General Co-Chairs:
   Hideki Imai (University of Tokyo, Japan)
   Yuliang Zheng (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA) 
Program Chair:
   Ueli Maurer (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Local Organizer :
   Junji Shikata (Yokohama National University, Japan)

Further information: Inquiries on rump session presentations 
and general matters related to the workshop should be addressed to:

ITW05 Japan Secretariat
Imai Laboratory, Information and Systems, 
Institute of Industrial Science, 
University of Tokyo
4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8505, Japan, 
Fax: +81-3-5452-6295