The Odyssey of Entropy: Cryptography

Behrouz Zolfaghari, Khodakhast Bibak*, Takeshi Koshiba

*Corresponding author for this work

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After being introduced by Shannon as a measure of disorder and unavailable information, the notion of entropy has found its applications in a broad range of scientific disciplines. In this paper, we present a systematic review on the applications of entropy and related information-theoretical concepts in the design, implementation and evaluation of cryptographic schemes, algorithms, devices and systems. Moreover, we study existing trends, and establish a roadmap for future research in these areas.

Original languageEnglish
Article number266
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Feb
Externally publishedYes


  • Cryptography
  • Entropy
  • Information theory
  • Security
  • Trend analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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