By Jeff S. L. Cheng, Victor K. Wei (auth.), Robert Deng, Feng Bao, Jianying Zhou, Sihan Qing (eds.)
This quantity comprises the court cases of the 4th foreign convention on - formation and Communications protection (ICICS2002). the 3 prior c- ferenceswereheldinBeijing(ICICS97),Sydney(ICICS99)andXian(ICICS01), the place we had an enthusiastic and well-attended occasion. ICICS2002 is backed and arranged by means of the Laboratories for info know-how, Singapore, in co-operation with the Engineering learn heart for info safety expertise of the chinese language Academy of Sciences and the overseas C- munications and knowledge safeguard organization (ICISA). in the past ?ve years the convention has positioned equivalent emphasis at the theoretical and functional points of data and communications safety and has tested itself as a discussion board at which educational and business humans meet and talk about rising safety demanding situations and ideas. we are hoping to uphold this practice via o?ering you yet one more profitable assembly with a wealthy and fascinating application. The reaction to the decision For Papers used to be overwhelming, 161 paper submissions have been bought. hence, the paper choice technique used to be very aggressive and di?cult–only41paperswereacceptedandmanygoodpapershadtoberejected. The luck of the convention will depend on the standard of this system. we're indebted to our software committee individuals and the exterior referees for the fantastic task they did.