ASIACRYPT 2000 is an international conference for all technical aspects of cryptology. ASIACRYPT 2000 is organized by the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) in cooperation with the technical group on Information Security (ISEC) of Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers, and the Computer Security group (CSEC) of Information Processing Society of Japan. Anyone interested in the latest developments in cryptology and its applications to information security is encouraged to attend ASIACRYPT 2000.
From 794 to 1868, Kyoto served as the capital of Japan and the seat of the imperial court. It was also the home of famous craftsmen, artisans, scholars and religious leaders who gathered here and created those representative elements of Japanese culture which have been carefully preserved for the last 12 centuries. Industries such as textiles, dyeing, ceramics, 'sake'-brewing, fans, dolls, and lacquer ware were supported by imperial, religious and political rulers throughout Kyoto's history. Here in Kyoto, the past still lives on in the form of nearly 2,000 shrines and temples, six historical preservation districts and an abundance of beautiful natural scenery. Kyoto is the home of 20% of Japan's national treasures, 15% of the country's important cultural properties as well as 17 temples and shrines designated as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1994.
The conference will take place in the Kyoto International Conference Hall (http://www.joho-kyoto.or.jp/KICH/index_e.html), located in the north of downtown Kyoto. Travel information, including access to KICH, can be found in ASIACRYPT 2000 official home page.More Information about the program and the registration process can be found on the Asiacrypt 2000 web site at http://www.ee.kagu.sut.ac.jp/www/staff/hangai/ac2000/.