‘Indocrypt’, an International Conference on Cryptology was conducted under the aegis of Cryptology Research Society of India at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. Scientific Analysis Group (SAG), DRDO, and Sharda University organized the 2018 edition of Indocrypt.

Indocrypt– 2018 was held from 10-12 December 2018. Tutorial sessions preceded the events on 09 December 2018. The conference was inaugurated by Shri Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), Govt. of India who was the Chief Guest.

Shri Sawhney, in his inaugural address, emphasised that the research community should look forward to meet the futuristic challenges in the area of Cryptology and Cyber Security.

The guests of honour were Dr. Sudhir Kamath, Outstanding Scientist& Director General (MED&CoS), DRDO and Prof. G. R. C. Reddy, Vice Chancellor, Sharda University. Smt.Anu Khosla, Outstanding Scientist &Director SAG, DRDO delivered the welcome address. Prof. Bimal Roy, General Secretary, CRSI spoke about the growth of research in the area of Cryptology in the country.

Prof. Tetsu Iwata of Nagoya University, Japan and Program Co-Chair discussed the selection criteria of the papers for the conference. Shri R. P. Agarwal, Advisor, Sharda University talked about the importance of Cryptology and Cyber Security in the present networked scenario.

More than 200 participants including foreign delegates from various countries are participated in the conference. The participants were benefitted by invited talks from international speakers like Prof. Takahiro Matsuda from AIST, Japan, Gilles Van Assche from ST Microelectronics in Belgium and Prof. Mridul Nandi from Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.

Through Indocrypt-2018 conference, a large number of cryptologists from across the globe came together to discuss various advances in areas related to Cryptology. They also discussed post quantum cryptographic scenario, in wake of the possible advent of quantum computers in future.