© 2002

The Design of Rijndael

AES — The Advanced Encryption Standard


  • This book is THE guide to the new Advanced Encryption Standard

  • Written by its designers

  • First book in the new Springer series Information Security and Cryptography, further information at


Part of the Information Security and Cryptography book series (ISC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Joan Daemen, Vincent Rijmen
    Pages 1-8
  3. Joan Daemen, Vincent Rijmen
    Pages 9-29
  4. Joan Daemen, Vincent Rijmen
    Pages 31-51
  5. Joan Daemen, Vincent Rijmen
    Pages 53-62
  6. Joan Daemen, Vincent Rijmen
    Pages 63-79
  7. Joan Daemen, Vincent Rijmen
    Pages 81-87
  8. Joan Daemen, Vincent Rijmen
    Pages 89-111
  9. Joan Daemen, Vincent Rijmen
    Pages 113-122
  10. Joan Daemen, Vincent Rijmen
    Pages 123-147
  11. Joan Daemen, Vincent Rijmen
    Pages 149-160
  12. Joan Daemen, Vincent Rijmen
    Pages 161-173
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 175-238

About this book


In October 2000, the US National Institute of Standards and Technology selected the block cipher Rijndael as the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). AES is expected to gradually replace the present Data Encryption Standard (DES) as the most widely applied data encryption technology.
This book by the designers of the block cipher presents Rijndael from scratch. The underlying mathematics and the wide trail strategy as the basic design idea are explained in detail and the basics of differential and linear cryptanalysis are reworked. Subsequent chapters review all known attacks against the Rijndael structure and deal with implementation and optimization issues. Finally, other ciphers related to Rijndael are presented.
This volume is THE authoritative guide to the Rijndael algorithm and AES. Professionals, researchers, and students active or interested in data encryption will find it a valuable source of information and reference.


Algorithm Design Discrete Mathematics Galois field Integrated Circuit Design Secure Communication Secure Networking Security Statistics System Security code cryptoanalysis cryptology data encryption data security encryption

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Proton World International (PWI)BrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Cryptomathic NVLeuvenBelgium

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"…an excellent choice for people who are interested in how Rijndael really works and who need more explanations than research papers usually contain. It is a book that readers will regularly consult when they need to look up details about Rijndael." –Computing Reviews