August 18-22, 1996
Crypto '96 is the sixteenth in a series of workshops on cryptology
held in Santa Barbara, California and is sponsored 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
(UCSB). The program for the workshop will cover all aspects of
cryptology. Formal proceedings will be provided at the conference.
Santa Barbara, California, USA
In addition to the regular program of papers selected or
invited by the program committee, there will be a rump
session on Tuesday evening for selected informal presentations.
Facilities will also be provided for attendees to demonstrate
hardware, software, and other items of cryptologic interest.
If you wish to demonstrate such items, you are urged to
contact the General Chair so that your needs will be attended
to. The social program will include hosted cocktail parties
combined with dinners on Monday and Tuesday and a beach
barbecue on Wednesday. No evening meals will be provided at
the dining hall. On Tuesday afternoon from 2:00 to 4:00,
Crypto '96 and the Mathematics Department of UCSB will
jointly sponsor a popular "Family Crypto" program open to the
public and suitable for adults and children. The above
events are included with the cost of registration. On Sunday
from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, a limited number of places are
reserved for a boat trip on the 88 foot Condor to the Channel
Islands National Marine Sanctuary. The trip will feature
views of whales, dolphins, and other marine life, and a visit
to the Painted Cove. Tickets will be sold first come, first
About the conference facilities
The workshop will be held on
the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara.
The campus is located adjacent to the Santa Barbara airport
and the Pacific Ocean. Reasonably priced accommodations are
available in the university dormitories for participants and
their registered guests. Children under the age of 13 are
not allowed to stay in the dormitories, so those bringing
younger children will need to make separate arrangements in
one of the nearby hotels. Parking on
campus is available at no cost to participants, but a permit
must be requested on arrival. Smoking inside campus
buildings is prohibited.
Registration Participation by interested parties is invited, but the
number of attendees at the workshop is limited, so pre-registration is
strongly advised. To register, fill out the registration
form and return it to the address on the form along with payment in full
before July 12, 1996. Those bringing a guest are also required to
submit the guest registration form. Campus accommodations will be available
on a first come, first served basis for attendees who register by July 12,
1996. Registrations received after July 12, 1996 may be accepted if space is
available but cannot be guaranteed. Those bringing a guest are also required
to submit the guest registration form.
The conference fee
includes participation in the program and all social
functions, as well as membership in the IACR and a
subscription to the Journal of Cryptology. The room and
board charges include dormitory lodging Sunday night through
Wednesday night, and breakfast and lunch on Monday through
Thursday. Technical sessions will run from Monday morning to
A strictly limited number of stipends are available to
those unable to obtain funding. Students whose papers are
accepted and who will present the papers themselves are
invited to apply if such assistance is needed. Requests for
stipends should be received by the General Chair before June 14, 1996.
Students registering for the conference need to provide verification
of their student status with a letter from their Supervisor or Department
Chair and a photocopy of their student ID card.
Cancellations received, in writing, by the General Chair by
July 15, 1996 will be considered for a refund in full minus
$75 for a copy of the Proceedings and handling costs. No
refunds will be made for cancellations received after July
15, 1996, but a copy of the conference Proceedings will be
mailed to those registered but unable to attend.
The campus is located approximately two
miles from the Santa Barbara airport, which is served by several
and US Air.
Complimentary shuttle bus service will be provided
between the Santa Barbara airport and the campus on Sunday and
Thursday afternoons. All major rental car agencies are also
represented in Santa Barbara, and AMTRAK
has rail connections from San
Francisco to the north and Los Angeles to the south. Santa Barbara is
approximately 100 miles (160 km) north of the Los Angeles airport and
350 miles (560 km) south of San Francisco.
For further information, try contacting the Santa Barbara Convention
and Visitors Center, +1-805-966-9222, or 800-123-4567 in the USA.
Other sites with travel information are listed below.
Here is a map of the UCSB campus
(155K) and a map of the Goleta area (94K).
For those who choose not to stay in the dormitories, the following is
a partial list of hotels in the area. Those who choose to stay off
campus are responsible for making their own reservations, and early
reservations are advised since August is a popular season in Santa
Barbara. Note that Goleta is closer to UCSB than Santa Barbara is to
UCSB, but a car will probably be required to travel between any hotel
and the campus. All prices are subject to change: prices should be
confirmed by calling the hotels directly. However, mention Crypto '96
at UCSB when you are making your reservations, since at several of the
hotels you will be eligible for the university rate, which can be a
significant savings. We are not able to book block rooms in these
hotels, so please make reservations as early as possible. The quality
of the hotels ranges from rather expensive beach-front resorts to
basic inexpensive accommodations.
- South Coast Inn: 5620 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117. Single
rate $89; double rate $94. Contact Ms. Murrill Forrester at
+1 805 967 3200.
- Cathedral Oaks Lodge (formerly Turnpike Lodge): 4770 Calle
Real, Santa Barbara, CA, 93110. Single
rates $75 and up; double rates $85 and up. No university
rates available. Prices include breakfast. Telephone
+1 805 964 3511; fax +1 805 964 0075.
- Motel 6: 5897 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117. Single rate
$36.99; double rate $42.99. Telephone +1 805 891 6161 or
the national reservations number.
- The Sandman Inn: 3714 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105.
Rates start at $79. Telephone: +1 805 687 2468; fax
+1 805 687 6581.
- Miramar Hotel
(Beachfront): Three miles south of Santa
Barbara on U.S. 101 at San Ysidro turnoff. No specific
single or double rates. Rooms begin at $75. Telephone
+1 805 969 2203; fax +1 805 969 3163.
- Pepper Tree Inn: 3850 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105.
Single rate $114; double rate $124. Telephone +1 805 687 5511;
fax +1 805 682 2410.
- Encina Lodge: 2220 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105.
Single rate $120; double rate $124. Telephone
+1 805 682 7277; fax +1 805 563 9319.
- Pacifica Suites: Located close to the campus (just down Ward
Memorial Blvd./Highway 217), 5500 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara,
CA 93111. Normal rates begin at $135 for a suite. Includes full cooked
breakfast. Telephone +1 805 683 6722; fax +1 805 683 4121.
- Upham Hotel: This is a bed-and-breakfast in downtown Santa
Barbara. 1404 De La Vina Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.
Rates begin at $110. (You must mention that you are
attending the Crypto conference.) Telephone
+1 805 962 0058; fax +1 805 963 2825.
- The El Encanto Hotel: This renovated hotel is located in the
foothills near downtown Santa Barbara. 1900 Lasuen Road, Santa
Barbara, CA 93105. Rates begin at $140. Telephone +1 805 687 5000;
fax +1 805 687 3903.
- Santa Barbara
Biltmore. An expensive luxury hotel.
- Banana Bungalow
- Casa Del Mar Inn / Hotel
- La Playa Inn
- Ocean Palms Hotel
- Sandy Beach Inn
- The Goodfriend Inn
- many more hotels listed here
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