Crypto `99 General Information

August 15-19, 1999, Santa Barbara, California, USA

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General Information

Crypto `99 is the 19th international conference on cryptology held at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The academic program covers all aspects of cryptology. The preliminary program can be found on the conference website ( Formal proceedings, published by Springer-Verlag, will be provided to all registered attendees at the conference.

Crypto `99 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 (UCSB). The Program Chair is Michael Wiener, and the General Chair is Donald Beaver.

In addition to selected and invited papers, there will be a Rump Session on Tuesday evening for selected informal presentations. Facilities are available for attendees to demonstrate hardware, software, and other items of cryptologic interest. If you are interested, please contact the General Chair by July 2, 1999. The social program will include hosted dinner receptions on Monday and Tuesday nights, and a beach barbecue on Wednesday evening. Breakfasts and lunches will be served at the university dining hall.

Conference Facilities

The workshop will be held on the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara. The campus is located adjacent to the Santa Barbara airport and the Pacific Ocean; free shuttle bus service from the airport is available for those attendees staying on campus only (those staying in hotels will need to secure their own transportation from the airport). Reasonably priced accommodations are available in the university residence halls for participants and their registered guests. Children under the age of 13 are not allowed to stay in the dormitories, so those bringing younger children will need to make separate arrangements in one of the nearby hotels (see Hotels, below). Parking on campus is available at no cost to participants who reside on campus, but a permit must be requested on arrival. Smoking inside campus buildings is prohibited.


The conference is open to all interested parties, but the number of attendees at the workshop is limited to 550. Pre-registration is strongly advised. To register, fill out the accompanying registration form and return it to the address on the form along with payment received in full by July 16, 1999. You can also fax the form to: +1 805 893-7287. Those bringing a guest are also required to submit the guest registration data. Campus accommodations will be available on a first come, first served basis for attendees who register by July 16, 1999. Registrations received after July 16, 1999 may be accepted if space is available but cannot be guaranteed.

The conference fee includes participation in the program and all social functions, as well as membership in the IACR and a subscription to the Journal of Cryptology. (IACR membership can be declined by indicating refusal on the registration form.) The room and board charges include dormitory lodging Sunday night through Wednesday night, and breakfast and lunch on Monday through Thursday. Technical sessions will run from Monday morning to Thursday noon, with a free half day on Tuesday afternoon.

A limited number of stipends are available to students and to authors of accepted papers unable to obtain sufficient funding. Preference will be given to those who are presenting papers at the conference. Requests for stipends should be received by the General Chair before July 2, 1999.

Students registering for the conference need to provide verification of their student status with a letter from their Supervisor or Department Chair and a photocopy of their Student ID card.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing by the General Chair by July 21, 1999 will be considered for a refund in full less $80 to cover a copy of the Proceedings and handling costs. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after July 22, 1999, but a copy of the conference Proceedings will be mailed to those registered but unable to attend.

Travel Information

The UCSB campus is located approximately two miles from the Santa Barbara airport (code: SBA), which is served by several airlines including American, American West, Delta, United, and US Airways. Complimentary shuttle bus service will be provided between the Santa Barbara airport and the campus beginning on Saturday for early arrivals and is available on the last day of the conference as well (and also for late departures on Friday). All major rental car agencies are represented in Santa Barbara. AMTRAK also has rail connections from both San Francisco and Los Angeles. Santa Barbara is approximately 100 miles (160 km) north of the Los Angeles airport and 350 miles (560 km) south of San Francisco.


For those who choose not to stay in the dormitories, the following is a partial list of hotels in the area. Those who choose to stay off campus are responsible for making their own reservations. Early reservations are advised, since August is a popular season in Santa Barbara. Blocks of rooms will be reserved in the Pacifica Suites, Holiday Inn, Best Western South Coast Inn, Santa Barbara Inn, and Upham Victorian Hotel and Garden Cottages.

Note that Goleta is closer to UCSB than Santa Barbara is to UCSB, but a car will probably be required to travel between any hotel and the campus. All prices are subject to change and do not include a 10% tax; prices should be confirmed by calling the hotels directly. Mention Crypto '99 at UCSB when you are making your reservations, since at several of the hotels you will be eligible for the university rate, which can be a significant savings. PLEASE NOTE: rates for Friday and Saturday night stayovers are significantly higher. The quality of the hotels ranges from rather expensive beach-front resorts to basic, inexpensive accommodations. For further information, try contacting the Santa Barbara Convention and Visitors Center, +1 805 966 9222, or see, or try your favorite web portal.

Lodging Location, Contact Price Description
Pacifica Suites: 5490 Hollister, Goleta, CA 93117. (805) 683-6722. Rates: $94 single; $104 double (Sun-Thur). Three minutes from the University. Rate includes up to two complimentary cooked-to-order breakfasts, two rooms, two TV's, microwave, stereo, refrigerator, pool and Jacuzzi. Complimentary beverages served from 5-7 pm. With 24-hour advance notice, will provide shuttle service to and from the Santa Barbara Airport, 7:30am-7:30pm.
Holiday Inn: 5650 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117. Reservation Code: 2-CRYT. (805) 964-6241. Rates: $99 single/double (Sun-Thur). Five minutes from the University. Full service restaurant; heated pool in palm garden setting. Complimentary airport shuttle, 6am-10pm.
Best Western South Coast Inn: 5620 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117. (805) 967-3200. Rates: $89 single/double (Sun-Thur). Five minutes from the University. Morning and evening shuttle available to the UCSB campus; please indicate your needs at hotel check-in. Santa Barbara Airport Shuttle provided, 7:30am-10:30pm. Continental Breakfast Buffet included as well as complimentary afternoon beverages from 5-7pm. Pool, spa, and free local calls.
Santa Barbara Inn: 901 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93103. (805)966-2285. Rates: $159 single (Sun-Thur). Fifteen steps from the beach. Fifteen minutes from UCSB. Rooms with private balconies/patios. Award-winning Michel Richard Citronelle Restaurant with panoramic ocean views atop the Inn.
The Upham Victorian Hotel and Garden Cottages: 1404 De la Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. (805) 962-0058. Rates: $125 single/double (Sun-Thur). A bed and breakfast in downtown Santa Barbara. Complimentary continental breakfast and afternoon refreshments provided.