CRYPTO 2003:   Call for Papers

Original research papers on all technical aspects of cryptology are solicited for submission to Crypto 2003, the Twenty-Third Annual IACR Crypto Conference. Crypto 2003 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. Important dates are:

Submission deadline

February 10, 2003, 18:00 PST

Notification of decision

April 28, 2003

Proceedings version deadline

May 26, 2003, 18:00 PST


August 17 - 21, 2003

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 is at The fingerprint for the submission server certificate is:  62:19:d2:30:00:22:ae:d5:69:2e:45:80:cf:f9:99:c0:b8:26:bf:42. People should verify validity of our web server's cert fingerprint before submitting their papers. Electronic submissions must conform to this procedure and be received by February 10, 2003, 18:00 PST in order to be considered.

Hardcopy Submission: Authors unable to submit electronically may, as a strongly discouraged last resort, send a cover letter and 24 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 3, 2003. Submissions must be received by the program chair on or before February 10, 2003, 18:00 PST. 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 28, 2003. 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 26, 2003.

Program Committee

Mihir Bellare, UCSD
Dan Boneh, Stanford University (program chair)
Jan Camenisch, IBM Research, Zurich
Don Coppersmith, IBM Research, Watson
Jean-Sebastien Coron, Gemplus Card International
Ronald Cramer, BRICS
Antoine Joux, DCSSI Crypto Lab
Charanjit Jutla, IBM Research, Watson
Jonathan Katz, University of Maryland (College Park)
Eyal Kushilevitz, Technion
Anna Lysyanskaya, Brown University
Phil MacKenzie, Bell Labs
Mitsuru Matsui, Mitsubishi Electric
Tatsuaki Okamoto, NTT
Rafail Ostrovsky, Telcordia Technologies
Benny Pinkas, HP Labs
Bart Preneel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Tal Rabin, IBM Research, Watson
Kazue Sako, NEC
Victor Shoup, NYU
Jessica Staddon, PARC
Ramarathnam Venkatesan, Microsoft Research.
Michael Wiener

Advisory Members:
Moti Yung, program chair Crypto 2002
Matt Franklin, UC Davis, program chair Crypto 2004

Contact Information for the Program Chair

Dan Boneh
  phone: (650) 725-3897
  fax:    (650) 725-4671
  Gates 475
  Stanford, CA, 94305-9045

Other Information

For other information contact

General Chair: Greg Rose
  QUALCOMM Australia
  Level 3, 230 Victoria Road
  Gladesville NSW 2111

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.

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