By Kai Rannenberg (auth.), Sihan Qing, Jan H. P. Eloff (eds.)
IFIP/SEC2000, being a part of the sixteenth IFIP global machine Congress (WCC2000), is being held in Beijing, China from August 21 to twenty-five, 2000. SEC2000 is the once a year convention of TCll (Information safeguard) of the overseas Federation of data Processing. The convention makes a speciality of the seamless integration of data safety prone as an essential component of the worldwide info Infrastructure within the new millenniUm. SEC2000 is subsidized through the China desktop Federation (CCF), IFIP/TCll, and Engineering study Centre for info defense expertise, chinese language Academy of Sciences (ERCIST, CAS). there have been a hundred and eighty papers submitted for inclusion, 50 papers between them were authorized as lengthy papers and integrated during this continuing, eighty one papers were approved as brief papers and released in one other continuing. All papers provided during this convention have been reviewed blindly by means of at the very least foreign reviewers. The authors' affiliations of the a hundred and eighty submissions and the authorised 131 papers diversity over 26 and 25 international locations or areas, respectively. we want to understand all who've submitted papers to IFIP/SEC2000, and the authors of authorized papers for his or her on-time coaching of camera-ready fmal types. with out their contribution there will be no convention. we want to convey our gratitude to all application committee participants and different reviewers for his or her exertions in reviewing the papers very quickly and for contributing to the convention in several methods. we wish to thank Rein Venter for his time and services in compiling the fmal model of the proceedings.