May 11-15, 1997, Konstanz, Germany
Call for Papers

General Information

EUROCRYPT '97, the 14th Annual EUROCRYPT conference on the theory and applications of cryptologic techniques, is organized by the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR). Original papers are solicited on all technical aspects of cryptology.

Instructions for Authors

Send a cover letter, one title page and 18 copies of the submission. They must be received by the program chair at the address given below no later than November 4, 1996, (or postmarked by October 25, 1996 and sent via airmail or courier). The cover letter must state: "This paper does not substantially duplicate work that any of the authors have published elsewhere or have submitted in parallel to any other conference or workshop that has proceedings." The title page should contain the title, the names of the authors, their postal and e-mail addresses and a short abstract. It should be made clear who the author is to whom correspondence should be sent. The paper should start with the title and abstract, but should be anonymous (i.e., no author names, affiliations, acknowledgments or obvious references). This should be followed by a succinct statement appropriate for a non-specialist reader specifying the subject addressed, its background, the main achievements, and their significance to cryptology. Technical details directed to the specialist should then follow. Papers should be 8-12 pages in length, not counting the bibliography and clearly marked appendices. Since referees are not required to read the appendices, papers should be intelligible without them. Including the bibliography and appendices papers must run to no more than 15 pages. Because of the burdens of the Program Committee and the need to keep strictly to the time schedule, we have to summarily reject any submission not in keeping with the above instructions. Please send submissions by post or courier, unfortunately we cannot accept submissions by e-mail or fax. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to authors by January 20, 1997. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the conference.

Conference Proceedings

Proceedings will be published in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science and will be available at the conference. Clear instructions about the final copy will be sent to authors of accepted papers. The final copies of the accepted papers will be due on February 28, 1997. Final papers arriving after that date will be removed from the main program.


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 one of the general chairs.

Send submissions to:

Walter Fumy, Program Chair, Eurocrypt '97
Siemens AG, ZFE T SN 3
D-81730 Munich, Germany
Phone: +49-89-636-41417
Fax: +49-89-636-48000 (no Fax submissions)
For other information contact one of the General Chairs, Eurocrypt '97:
Roland Nehl                     Alfred Buellesbach
Deutsche Telekom                debis Systemhaus GmbH
Telesec Security Division       Data Protection and Information Processing Security
Untere Industriestr. 20	        Fasanenweg 9
D-57520 Netphen, Germany        D-70771 Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany
Email:    Email:
Phone: 	+49-271-708-1611        Phone: 	+49-711-972-2584
Fax:   	+49-271-708-1625        Fax:   	+49-711-972-1918

Program Committee

Michael Burmester, University of London, U.K.
Hans Dobbertin, BSI, Germany
Walter Fumy (Chair), Siemens AG, Germany
Marc Girault, SEPT, France
Shafi Goldwasser, MIT, USA
Alain P. Hiltgen, Crypto AG, Switzerland
Don B. Johnson, Certicom, USA
Pil Joong Lee, Postech, Korea
Tsutomu Matsumoto, Yokohama National University, Japan
David Naccache, Gemplus, France
Kaisa Nyberg, Finnish Defence Forces, Finland
Paul Van Oorschot, Nortel Secure Networks (BNR), Canada
Torben P. Pedersen, Cryptomathic, Denmark
Josef Pieprzyk, University of Wollongong, Australia
Bart Preneel, K.U. Leuven, Belgium
Rainer Rueppel, R3 Security Engineering, Switzerland
Claus Schnorr, University of Frankfurt, Germany
William Wolfowicz, Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Italy

Local Area Information

The location of the city of Konstanz (in the South West of Germany) is situated - as the name suggests - at the Lake Konstanz and the River Rhine as well, near the Swiss boarder (walking distance). The meeting place is the historic Konzil building, originally a warehouse, which was built in 1388, offering a beautiful view over Lake Konstanz. The election of pope Martin V was held at the Konzil, the only election of a pope in Germany. Since the Middle Ages Konstanz played an important role. The huge Council building, the Minster with its cloister, the Cathedral Deans's House, the Island Hotel - formerly a Dominican monastery - and the archaeological finds now exhibited in the Regional Museum of Archaeology, only to mention some sites, testify the possibility to do sightseeing and the nice surrounding. Konstanz has lots of historic buildings, narrow streets, a promenade along the Lake Konstanz which invites to stroll. One highlight is the floral island of Mainau, a park of tropical plants, which is really famous.

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