Call For Papers


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Original research papers on all technical aspects of cryptology are solicited for submission to Crypto 2004, the Twenty-Fourth Annual IACR Crypto Conference. Crypto 2004 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. Important dates are:

Submission deadline

February 10, 2004, 18:00 PST

Notification of decision

April 30, 2004

Proceedings version deadline

May 26, 2004, 18:00 PST


August 15 - 19, 2004

Instructions for Authors

Submissions must not substantially duplicate work that any of the authors has published elsewhere or has submitted in parallel to any other conference or workshop that has proceedings. Accepted submissions may not appear in any other conference or workshop that has proceedings.

Submission Format: The submission must be anonymous, with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgments, or obvious references. It should begin with a title, a short abstract, and a list of keywords. The length of the submission should be at most 12 pages excluding bibliography and appendices. It should use at least 11-point fonts and have reasonable sized margins. The introduction should summarize the contributions of the paper at a level appropriate for a non-specialist reader. Committee members are not required to read appendices; the paper should be intelligible without them. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits.

Electronic Submission: Electronic submission is strongly encouraged. A detailed description of the electronic submission procedure is at

Hardcopy Submission: Authors unable to submit electronically may, as a strongly discouraged last resort, send a cover letter and 24 double-sided hardcopies of their submission to the program chair at the postal address below. Authors intending to submit via hardcopy should contact the program chair on or before February 3, 2004. Submissions must be received by the program chair on or before February 10, 2004, 18:00 PST. Late submissions, regardless of postmark, and submissions by fax will not be considered. Hardcopy submission must include a cover letter containing the paper's title and the names and affiliations of the authors, and should identify the contact author including e-mail and postal addresses.

Decisions and Presentation: Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to authors by April 30, 2004. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the conference.

Conference Proceedings: Proceedings will be published in Springer-Verlag's Lecture Notes in Computer Science and will be available at the conference. Clear instructions about the preparation of a final proceedings version will be sent to the authors of accepted papers. The final copies of the accepted papers will be due on May 26, 2004.

Program Committee

Bill Aiello, AT&T Labs
Jee Hea An, SoftMax
Eli Biham, Technion
John Black, University of Colorado at Boulder
Anne Canteaut, INRIA
Ronald Cramer, University of Aarhus
Yevgeniy Dodis, New York University
Matt Franklin, U. C. Davis (program chair)
Yuval Ishai, Technion
Lars Knudsen, Technical University of Denmark
Hugo Krawczyk, Technion/IBM
Pil Joong Lee, Pohang Univ. of Sci. & Tech.
Phil MacKenzie, Bell Labs
Tal Malkin, Columbia University
Willi Meier, Fachhochschule Aargau
Daniele Micciancio, U. C. San Diego
Ilya Mironov, Microsoft Research
Tatsuaki Okamoto, NTT
Rafail Ostrovsky, U. C. L. A.
Torben Pedersen, Cryptomathic
Benny Pinkas, HP Labs
Bart Preneel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Alice Silverberg, Ohio State University
Nigel Smart, Bristol University
David Wagner, U. C. Berkeley
Stefan Wolf, University of Montreal

Advisory Members:

Dan Boneh, program chair Crypto 2003
Victor Shoup, program chair Crypto 2005

Contact Information for the Program Chair

Matt Franklin
phone: +1-530-752-2017
fax: +1-530-752-4767
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA, 95616 USA

Other Information

For other information contact
General Chair:
Jim Hughes
phone: +1-763-424-1676
Fax: +1-612-677-3007
7600 Boone Ave No
Mineapolis, MN, 55428 USA

Stipends: 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 the General Chair.

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