PKC 2003
                                   Miami, Florida, January 6-8, 2003

                        Call for Papers
                        Submission Deadline: August 9, 2002

Background     For the last few years the International Workshop on Practice and Theory in Public Key Cryptography PKC is the main annual workshop focusing on research on all aspects of public key cryptography. The first workshop was organized in 1998 in Japan. Other PKCs have taken place in Australia, France, Japan and South Korea.
     PKC 2003 will be for the first time an IACR workshop. PKC has attracted papers from famous international authors in the area. The proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

Topics of interest     The topics of interest are all aspects of public-key cryptography including:
  • Certification and Time-stamping
  • Elliptic Curve Cryptography
  • Lattice Reduction
  • Computational Complexity Aspects
  • Encryption Schemes
  • Provable Security
  • Cryptanalysis
  • Fast Implementations
  • Public Key Infrastructure
  • Discrete Logarithm
  • Integer Factorization
  • Secure Electronic Commerce
  • Electronic Cash/Payment
  • International Standards
  • Signature Schemes
  • Instructions for Authors     The paper must start with a title, an abstract and keywords, but should be anonymous. It 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 public key cryptology. Technical details directed to the specialist should then follow. Self citations to unpublished work should be avoided to maintain the anonymity. A limit of 11 singlespaced pages of 11pt type (not counting the bibliography and clearly marked appendices) is placed on all submissions. The total paper must not exceed 18 pages. Since referees are not required to read the appendices, the paper should be intelligible without them. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits.

    Submission instructions     Abstracts that have been or will be submitted in parallel to other conferences or workshops that have proceedings are not eligible for submission. One of the authors is expected to present the paper.
         The submission receipt deadline is August 9, 2002 23:59 Hawaii time (i.e. GMT: August 10 at 9:59). To submit a paper, e-mail to an e-mail with the following two attachments:

    Submission Deadline: August 9,2002
    Important dates Authors Informed: September 27,2002
    Accepted papers need to arrive: October 25,2002

    Program Committee
         Masayuki Abe (NTT Laboratories, Japan) Tatsuaki Okamoto (NTT Laboratories, Japan)
         Feng Bao (Lab. for Information Technology, Singapore) Jacques Patarin (Universite de Versailles, France)
         Yvo Desmedt (Florida State University, US) Tal Rabin (IBM Research Lab., US)
         Giovanni Di Crescenzo (Telcordia, US) Kazue Sako (NEC, Japan)
         Marc Joye (Gemplus, France) Jacques Stern (Ecole Normale Superieure, France)
         Kaoru Kurosawa (Ibaraki University, Japan) Serge Vaudenay (ETH, Lausanne, Switzerland)
         Arjen Lenstra (Citicorp, US) Yongge Wang (Karthika Technologies, Canada)
         Tal Malkin (AT&T Research, US) Michael Wiener (Canada)
         Ueli Maurer (ETH, Zurich, Switzerland) Moti Yung (Certco, US)
         Moni Naor (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel) Yuliang Zheng (University of North Carolina, US)

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