This volume contains articles written by leading researchers in the fields of algorithms, architectures, and information systems security. The first five chapters address several challenging geometric problems and related algorithms. These topics have major applications in pattern recognition, image analysis, digital geometry, surface reconstruction, computer vision and in robotics. The next five chapters focus on various optimization issues in VLSI design and text architectures, and in wireless networks. The last six chapters comprise scholarly articles on information systems security covering privacy issues, access control, enterprise and network security, and digital image forensics.