The NATO-Russia Advanced Study Institute “Boolean Functions in Cryptology and Information Security” was held in Zvenigorod (Moscow region, Russia) from September 8 to 18, 2007. The ASI was sponsored by NATO in cooperation with Lomonosov University, Moscow, and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research.
The Organizing Committee of the ASI was headed by co-directors Bart Preneel (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and IBBT, Belgium) and Oleg Logachev (Lomonosov University, Moscow, Russia). The Information Security Institute of Lomonosov University, Moscow was responsible for the local organization of the ASI. We would like to thank many people for their cooperation, and in particular Mikhail Anokhin and Nikolay Varnovsky.
The ASI was attended by 61 participants from 11 countries. The ASI program included lectures of invited professors and talks of ASI students. We would like to acknowledge our invited professors for their contributions:
Sergey Agievich (Belarus), Valeriy Alekseev (Russia), Vladimir Anashin (Russia), Yuri Borissov (Bulgaria), Nicolas Courtois (France), Thomas Cusick (USA), Sergey Gashkov (Russia), Andrew Klapper (USA), Gohar Kyureghyan (Armenia), Philippe Langevin (France), Oleg Logachev (Russia), Subhamoy Maitra (India), Miodrag Mihaljević (Serbia), Svetla Nikova (Belgium), Valentin Nosov (Russia), Bart Preneel (Belgium), François Rodier (France), Pantelimon Stănică (Romania), Yuriy Tarannikov (Russia), Peter Wild (Australia), Jacques Wolfmann (France), Yuliang Zheng (Australia).
The proceedings of ASI are divided into three parts: lectures of invited professors, talks of students, and some open problems.