Issue VI

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The Keys of Cryptography

Volume: 2004, No.VI

Date: December 2004

Guest Editors: Arturo Ribagorda-Garnacho, Javier Areitio-Bertolín and Jacques Stern

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The Keys of Cryptography

Cryptography is nowadays a very important and lively subject, which may seem unusual given that it is also a very ancient discipline. Furthermore, cryptography is a wide reaching subject, embracing all the different facets and aspects included in what we know today as Information Security. To illustrate the diversity and dynamism of this field, we have chosen a variety of articles that should, in our opinion, be of great value to readers of UPGRADE.

The UPgrade European NETwork section in this issue includes papers from Pro-Dialog, Mondo Digitale and the OCG Journal. These publications are produced by the Polish Information Processing Society (PTI-PIPS), Associazione Italiana per l'Informatica ed il Calcolo Automatico (AICA) and Oesterreichische Computer Gesellschaft (OCG) respectively. The papers cover various topics such as data warehousing, web services and the history of informatics.


The following papers are included in this issue:

  • Cryptography: A Brief Overview by Arturo Ribagorda-Garnacho and Javier Areitio-Bertolín
  • An Anonymous Communication Channel by Joan Mir-Rubio, Joan Borrell-Viader and Vanesa Daza-Fernández
  • Escrowing Outgoing and Incoming Messages by Mónica Breitman-Mansilla, Carlos Gete-Alonso, Paz Morillo-Bosch and Jorge L. Villar-Santos
  • Clock Control Sequence Reconstruction for Irregularly Clocked Generators by Slobodan Petrovic and Amparo Fúster-Sabater
  • Graphic Cryptosystem Using Memory Cellular Automata by Luis Hernández-Encinas, Ascensión Hernández-Encinas, Sara Hoya-White, Ángel Martín del Rey and Gerardo Rodríguez-Sánchez
  • Elliptic Curve Cryptography Applications by María de Miguel-de Santos, Carmen Sánchez-Ávila and Raúl Sánchez-Reillo
  • Towards A Computer-Based Training Tool for Education in Cryptography by Vasilios Katos, Terry King and Carl Adams
  • Towards A Scientific Analysis of Robust Critical Infrastructures by Yvo Desmedt