Welcome to the home page of the 11th Asian Workshop on Symmetric Key Cryptography. This workshop will be held for four days in Kolkata, India, starting on December 14th until December 17th, 2024. The workshop will be held just after ASIACRYPT 2024.

ASK has been held to promote research on symmetric-key cryptography in Asia since 2011. Broadly, the scope of the workshop includes, but is not limited to:

  • Primitive design: block ciphers, stream ciphers, hash functions, (cryptographic) permutations etc.
  • Cryptanalysis of cryptographic primitives.
  • Design and analysis of the mode of operation: (authenticated) encryption schemes, message authentication codes etc.
  • Symmetric crypto with public-key applications (MPC, zero knowledge, FHE, etc.)
  • (Post)-Quantum symmetric-key schemes.
  • Implementation of symmetric-key schemes.

The program will contain mainly two parts: invited talks in the mornings, and group discussions in the afternoons. For group discussions, we plan to have several small groups, and for each group, we aim to gather researchers who are all interested in one specific topic. The goal of the group discussion is to advance the collaborations within the research community, and to find new results through discussions.

You can find previous ASK workshops here.

Contact information

The general co-chairs can be contacted by email at ask2024(at)googlegroups(dot)com.

General & Program Chairs

  • Mridul Nandi (Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India)
  • Somitra Sanadhya (IIT Jodhpur, India)
  • Nilanjan Datta (IAI TCG CREST, Kolkata, India)

Organizing Chairs

  • Subhabrata Samajder (IAI TCG CREST, Kolkata, India)
  • Avik Chakraborti (IAI TCG CREST, Kolkata, India)
  • Avijit Dutta (IAI TCG CREST, Kolkata, India)