International Conference on Computer Aided Systems Theory

Computer Aided Systems Theory – EUROCAST 2015 pp 10-17

A Simple Linearisation of the Self-shrinking Generator

Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-27340-2_2

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9520)
Cite this paper as:
Cardell S.D., Fúster-Sabater A. (2015) A Simple Linearisation of the Self-shrinking Generator. In: Moreno-Díaz R., Pichler F., Quesada-Arencibia A. (eds) Computer Aided Systems Theory – EUROCAST 2015. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9520. Springer, Cham


Nowadays stream ciphers are the fastest among the encryption procedures, thus they are performed in many practical applications. Irregularly decimated generators are very simple sequence generators to be used as keystream generators in stream ciphers. In this paper, a linearisation method for the self-shrinking generator has been developed. The proposal defines linear structures based on cellular automata (rules 102 or 60) able to generate the self-shrunken sequence. The obtained cellular automata are simple, easy to be implemented and can be extended to other sequence generators in a range of cryptographic interest.


Self-shrinking generator Self-shrunken sequence Cellular automata Rule 102 Rule 60 Stream cipher Cryptography 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departamento de Estadística e Investigación OperativaUniversidad de AlicanteAlicanteSpain
  2. 2.Instituto de Tecnologías Físicas y de la Información (CSIC)MadridSpain

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