17-21 August 1997
Santa Barbara, California, USA
Crypto '97 is the 17th international conference on cryptology held at the
University of California Santa Barbara. The academic program covers all
aspects of cryptology; specific papers will be announced on 1 May. Formal
proceedings, published by Springer-Verlag, will be provided to all
attendees at the conference.
Crypto '97 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). Program Chair is Burt Kaliski, Jr., and General Chair is Bruce
In addition to selected and invited papers, there will be a rump
session on Tuesday evening for selected informal presentations.
Facilities are available for attendees to demonstrate hardware,
software, and other items of cryptologic interest. If you are
interested, contact the General Chair by 12 June 1997.
The social program will include hosted dinner receptions on Monday and
Tuesday nights, and a beach barbecue on Wednesday evening. Breakfasts
and lunches will be served at the university dining hall.
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; free shuttle bus service from the airport is
available. 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 (see Hotels, below). Parking on campus is
available at no cost to participants, but a permit must be requested on
arrival. Smoking inside campus buildings is prohibited. The food is good.
The conference is open to all interested parties, but the number of attendees
at the workshop is limited to 500; pre-registration is strongly advised. To
register, fill out the accompanying registration form
and return it to the address on the form along with payment in full before
12 July 1997. 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, 1997. Registrations
received after 12 July 1997 may be accepted if space is available but cannot
be guaranteed. 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
Thursday noon, with a free half day on Tuesday afternoon.
A limited number of stipends are available to students unable to
obtain funding. Students are invited to apply if such assistance is
needed. Requests for stipends should be received by the General Chair
before 14 June 1997. 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. Preference will be given to students whose papers are accepted
and who will present the papers themselves
Cancellations received, in writing, by the General Chair by 15 July
1997 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 15 July 1997, but a copy of the
conference Proceedings will be mailed to those registered but unable
The campus is located approximately two miles from
the Santa Barbara airport, which is served by several airlines
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 represented
in Santa Barbara. AMTRAK also has rail
connections from both San Francisco and Los Angeles. Santa Barbara is
approximately 100 miles (160 km) north of the Los Angeles airport and 350
miles (560 km) south of San Francisco.
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
'97 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
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
Encina Lodge: 2220 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Single rate
$120; double rate $124. Telephone +1 805 682 7277; fax +1 805 563
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
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.
To register, print and mail the following form.
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