Book: Cryptology and Network Security: 10th International Conference, CANS 2011, Sanya, China, December 10-12, 2011
It was a real pleasure to have taken part in organizing the 10th International Conference
on Cryptography and Network Security (CANS 2011). It was held during
December 10–12, 2011, at the International Asia Pacific Convention Center in
Sanya, on the subtropical island of Hainan (China). CANS 2011 was sponsored
by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and Shandong
University (SDU). It was also held in cooperation with the International Association
for Cryptologic Research (IACR).
The CANS 2011 Program Committee (PC) consisted of 46 internationally
recognized researchers with combined expertise covering the entire scope of the
The recent growth in the number of cryptography venues prompted stiff competition
for high-quality papers. Nonetheless, CANS has consistently attracted a
number of strong submissions. This year, we received a total of 65 submissions.
A few were incomplete and/or were rejected without review. Each remaining
paper was reviewed by at least four reviewers. After intensive deliberations by
the Program Committee, 18 submissions were accepted for presentation.
In addition to regular papers, the conference program included four excellent
invited talks, by Colin Boyd (QUT), Xavier Boyen (PARC), Phong Nguyen
(ENS) and Joan Daemen (STMicroelectronics).
A number of people selflessly contributed to the success of CANS 2011. First
and foremost, we thank the authors of all submissions. They are the backbone
of this conference and their confidence and support are highly appreciated. We
are similarly grateful to the dedicated, knowledgeable and hard-working Program
Committee members who provided excellent and timely reviews as well as
took part in post-review discussions. Their altruistic dedication and community
service spirit are commendable. Special thanks to “shepherds” for their extra
We gratefully acknowledge the organizational contributions by CANS 2011
General Chair, Dongdai Lin, without whom the conference would have been impossible.
We wish to thank MeiqinWang as well as all the members of Organizing
Committee for the local arrangements, and Claudio Soriente for publicity. We
are also indebted to the CANS Steering Committee members for their guidance.
Last, but not least, we thank CANS 2011 sponsors: NSFC and SDU.