The rst International Workshop on Coding and Cryptology was held in Wuyi Mountain, Fujian, China, June 11 - 15, 2007. The workshop was organised by Fujian Normal University, China and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. We acknowledge with gratitude the nancial support from the Key Laboratory of Network Security and Cryptology, Fujian Normal University.
The idea for this workshop grew out of the recognition of the recent development in various areas of coding theory and cryptology. Over the past years, we have seen the rapid growth of the Internet and World-Wide-Web, they have provided great opportunities for online commercial activities, business transactions and government services over open computer and communications networks. However, such developments are only possible if communications can be conducted in a secure and reliable way. The mathematical theory and practice of coding theory and cryptology underpin the provision of eective security and reliability for data communication, processing and storage. Theoretical and practical advances in the elds are therefore a key factor in facilitating the growth of data communications and data networks.