Papers by Conference
CRYPTO 2007CRYPTO 2007
was 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 at Santa Barbara. The conference was held in
Santa Barbara, California, August 19-23 2007. CRYPTO 2007 was chaired
by Markus Jakobsson, and I had the privilege of serving as the Program
The conference received 186 submissions. Each paper was assigned at least
3 reviewers, while submissions co-authored by program committee members
were reviewed by at least 5 people. After 11 weeks of discussion and
deliberation, the Program Committee, aided by reports from over 148 external
reviewers, selected 33 papers for presentation. The authors of accepted papers
had four weeks to prepare final versions for these proceedings. These
revised papers were not subject to editorial review and the authors bear
full responsibility for their contents.
The committee identified the following three papers as the best papers:
"Cryptography with constant input locality" by
Benny Applebaum, Yuval Ishai and Eyal Kushilevitz;
"Practical cryptanalysis of SFLASH" by Vivien Dubois, Pierre-Alain Fouque,
Adi Shamir and Jacques Stern; and
"Finding small roots of bivariate integer polynomial equations: A direct
approach" by Jean-Sébastien Coron.
The authors of these papers received invitations to submit full versions to
the Journal of Cryptology. After a close vote, the committee selected
Benny Applebaum, Yuval Ishai and Eyal Kushilevitz, the authors of the
first paper, as recipients of the Best Paper Award.
The conference featured invited lectures by Ross Anderson and Paul Kocher.
Ross Anderson's paper "Information security economics -- and beyond" has
been included in these proceedings.
There are many people who contributed to the success of CRYPTO 2007.
I would like the thank the many authors from around the world for
submitting their papers. I am deeply grateful to the program committee
for their hard work, enthusiasm, and conscientious efforts to ensure
that each paper received a thorough and fair review. Thanks also to the
external reviewers, listed on the following pages, for contributing their
time and expertise. It was a pleasure working with Markus Jakobsson and
the staff at Springer. I am grateful to Andy Clark, Cynthia Dwork,
Arjen Lenstra and Bart Preneel for their advice. Finally, I would like
to thank Dan Bernstein for organizing a lively Rump Session, and Shai
Halevi for developing and maintaining his most useful Web Submission
and Review Software.
June 2007 Alfred Menezes
Sponsored by the
International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)
in cooperation with
IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Security and
Computer Science Department, University of California, Santa Barbara
Cynthia Dwork (CRYPTO 2006 Program Chair), Microsoft, USA
David Wagner (CRYPTO 2008 Program Chair), UC Berkeley, USA
CRYPTO 2007 External Reviewers
Waldyr Benits Jr.
Daniel J. Bernstein
Daniel R.L. Brown
Joachim von zur Gathen
Jesper Buus Nielsen
Duong Hieu Phan
Alf van der Poorten
Ronald de Wolf