INCS 741 Project Requirements
Dr. Monther Aldwairi
The course requires the students to execute a small research
or survey project in network security and cryptography.
The main outcome of the project is
a conference style paper. After the introductory material is
completed,
project topics will be discussed in class.
Taking in consideration what can be accomplished in a short semester,
the work should reflect serious effort
and strong innovation.
Students are to work alone and complete a full length survey
paper.
Requirements for survey paper (due by 25/12/2010)
You can write a paper that surveys a particular field of network
security and cryptography. The outcome should
be a
comprehensive paper that summarizes the work in the field. Your grade will be
judged on the completeness
of the
survey, the quality of the trend analysis, and the quality of presentation.
The required number of papers will be 5 per
student. The order of presentation
will be according
to
random ordering chosen, in advance, by the instructor.
Selected topics:
Subject 
Paper 
Student

DES Educational tool
(research) 
Develop
an animated DES encryption example Configurable
input is a bonus 

Encryption using Memristors 
Survey advances in encryption since the introduction of Memristors Zhaohui Lin, Hongxia Wang. Efficient Image Encryption Using a Chaosbased PWL Memristor. IETE Technical Review, Year 2010, Volume 27, Issue 4 [p. 318325]. [pdf ] 

How receivers break ART and AlJazeera
cryptographer such as Hitech x1 pvr, dongles and DreamBox 
·
Discuss
the background (required knowledge, math, networking…)
·
Summarize
the surveyed research area and explain why the surveyed area has been studied.
·
Summarize
the classification scheme you used to do the survey.
·
Summarize
the surveyed techniques with the above classification scheme.
·
(30
points) Present the surveyed techniques using the classification scheme in details.