Welcome to C2IS-SEA 2018

Welcome to Putrajaya - Malaysia’s Administrative Capital

Submission Deadline February 5, 2018
Notification April 5, 2018
Camera-ready Version April 20, 2018
Conference Dates July 9-11, 2018

***Full Paper Submission: The maximum number of pages is 20 (including references)

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The 1st Codes, Cryptology & Information Security Southeast Asia 2018 (C2IS-SEA 2018) aims bring together experts and young researchers from all over the world to exchange ideas and discuss recent developments in the areas of codes, cryptology and information security. We solicit submissions in areas that have contribution towards the three mentioned fields. C2IS-SEA 2018 is jointly organized by Malaysian Society for Cryptology Research (MSCR), CyberSecurity Malaysia and Institute for Mathematical Research, Universiti Putra Malaysia. This event is organized in cooperation with the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR).

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has turned 50 in 2017. ASEAN is expected to be the world’s fourth largest economy by 2030. As ASEAN embraces the worldwide trend of utilizing Information and Communications Technology (ICT), cybersecurity has become ever more important than before. ASEAN held the first Ministerial Conference on Cybersecurity in October 2016. In his opening remarks, Dr. Yaacob Ibrahim, Singapore’s minister for communications and information and minister-in-charge of cybersecurity, emphasized that ASEAN needs to promote cybersecurity technical capacity-building. In the Japan-ASEAN summit in 2016, Japan would continue to help ASEAN by crafting a policy for cybersecurity capacity-building, click here for more information.

Thus, this first initiative to have a dedicated international cryptographic forum in Southeast Asia is timely. C2IS-SEA also aims to encourage new participation in this field from Southeast Asian Nations. Southeast Asia boasts a population of more than 636 million people - is indeed a new source of potential in the 21st century. Having a cryptographic history going back to 1946 via the establishment of Indonesia’s Lembaga Sandi Negara (National Cryptographic Board) up till the recent establishment of Singapore’s Centre for Quantum Technology in 2007 proves that Southeast Asian Nations has existing and ongoing tradition of ensuring information security. Moving into the 21st century, it is hoped that Southeast Asian Nations will produce more research and development within the fundamentals of the field.

It is planned to publish the proceedings with Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series (Final Approval Pending).