August 19-23, 2001
Santa Barbara, California, USA

Call for Papers

Original papers on all technical aspects of cryptology are solicited for submission to Crypto 2001, the Twenty-First Annual IACR Crypto Conference. Crypto 2001 is organized by the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR), in cooperation with the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Security and Privacy, and the Computer Science Department of the University of California, Santa Barbara. Important Dates are:

Conference August 19 - 23, 2001
Submission Deadline February 12, 2001, 17:00 EST
Notification of decision April 25, 2001
Proceedings version deadline May 29, 2001

Instructions for Authors

Submissions must not substantially duplicate work that any of the authors has published elsewhere or has submitted in parallel to any other conference or workshop that has proceedings. Accepted submissions may not appear in any other conference or workshop that has proceedings.

Submission Format: The submission must be anonymous, with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgments, or obvious references. It should begin with a title, a short abstract, and a list of keywords. The length of the submission should be at most 12 pages excluding bibliography and appendices. It should use at least 11-point fonts and have reasonable sized margins. The introduction should summarize the contributions of the paper at a level appropriate for a non-specialist reader. Committee members are not required to read appendices; the paper should be intelligible without them. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits.

Electronic Submission: Electronic submission is strongly encouraged. A detailed description of the electronic submission procedure will appear by January 20, 2001 at Electronic submissions must conform to this procedure and be received by February 12, 2001, 17:00 EST in order to be considered.

Hardcopy Submission: Authors unable to submit electronically may, as a strongly discouraged last resort, send a cover letter and 21 double-sided hardcopies of their submission to the program chair at the postal address below. Authors intending to submit via hardcopy should contact the program chair on or before February 5, 2001. Submissions must be received by the program chair on or before February 12, 2001, 17:00 EST. Late submissions, regardless of postmark, and submissions by fax will not be considered. Hardcopy submission must include a cover letter containing the paper's title and the names and affiliations of the authors, and should identify the contact author including e-mail and postal addresses.

Decisions and Presentation: Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to authors by April 25, 2001. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the conference.

Conference Proceedings: Proceedings will be published in Springer-Verlag's Lecture Notes in Computer Science and will be available at the conference. Clear instructions about the preparation of a final proceedings version will be sent to the authors of accepted papers. The final copies of the accepted papers will be due on May 29, 2001.

Program Committee

Bill Aiello, AT&T Research
Don Beaver, CertCo
Josh Benaloh, Microsoft Research
Antoon Bosselaers, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Jan Camenisch, IBM Zurich
Ran Canetti, IBM T. J. Watson
Claude Crépeau, McGill University
Alfredo De-Santis, Università di Salerno
Marc Girault, France Telecom
Stuart Haber, InterTrust Star Lab
Joe Kilian (program chair), Yianilos Labs
Dominic Mayers, NEC Research Institute
Tatsuaki Okamoto, NTT Labs
Jacques Patarin, BULL
Erez Petrank, Technion
Omer Reingold, AT&T Research
Kazue Sako, NEC C&C Media Research Lab
Tomas Sander, InterTrust Star Lab
Doug Stinson, University of Waterloo
Yacov Yacobi, Microsoft Research

Advisory Members:
Mihir Bellare, University of California, San Diego, Crypto 2000 program chair
Moti Yung, CertCo, Crypto 2002 program chair

Contact Information for the Program Chair

Joe Kilian
Program Chair, Crypto 2001
Yianilos Labs
707 State Rd., Rt. 206
Suite 212
Princeton, NJ 08540

Other Information

For other information contact

Dave Balenson
Crypto 2001 General Chair
Technical Outreach and Special Projects
NAI Labs
The Security Research Division of Network Associates, Inc.
3060 Washington Road
Glenwood, MD 21738 USA
Voice: 443 259 2358
Fax: 301 854 4731

Stipends: A limited number of stipends are available to those unable to obtain funding to attend the conference. Students whose papers are accepted and who will present the paper themselves are encouraged to apply if such assistance is needed. Requests for stipends should be addressed to the General Chair.