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Original research papers on all technical aspects of cryptology are solicited for submission to CRYPTO 2008, the Twenty-Eighth Annual International Cryptology Conference. CRYPTO 2008 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 18, 2008, 23:59 PST
Notification of decision   May 5, 2008
Conference   August 17 - 21, 2008

Instructions for Authors

Submissions must not substantially duplicate work that any of the authors has published in a journal or a conference/workshop with proceedings, or has submitted/is planning to submit before the author notification deadline to a journal or other conferences/workshops that have proceedings. Accepted submissions may not appear in any other conference or workshop that has proceedings. Program committees may share information about submitted papers with other conference chairs and journal editors to ensure the integrity of papers under consideration. Authors uncertain whether their submission meets IACR's guidelines should contact the program chair.

Visas: It is strongly recommended that authors apply for visas at time of submission. Do not wait for the decisions.

Submission Format:

Decisions and Presentation: Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to authors on May 5, 2008. 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. Instructions for the preparation of a final proceedings version will be sent to the authors of accepted papers.

Program Committee

Boaz Barak, Princeton University
John Black, University of Colorado at Boulder
Xavier Boyen, Voltage Security
Melissa Chase, Brown University
Jean-Sebastien Coron, University of Luxembourg
Yevgeniy Dodis, New York University
Orr Dunkelman, KU Leuven
Matt Franklin, UC Davis
Craig Gentry, Stanford University
Henri Gilbert, Orange Labs
Kristian Gjosteen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Louis Granboulan, European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company
Danny Harnik, IBM Haifa Research Lab
Susan Hohenberger, Johns Hopkins University
Nick Hopper, University of Minnesota
Yuval Ishai, Technion Institute and UCLA
Thomas Johansson, Lund University
Ari Juels, RSA Laboratories
Lars Knudsen, DTU Mathematics
Kristin Lauter, Microsoft Research
Yehuda Lindell, Bar Ilan University
Tal Malkin, Columbia University
Manoj Prabhakaran, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Zulfikar Ramzan, Symantec
Renato Renner, ETH Zurich
Matt Robshaw, Orange Labs
Alon Rosen, Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center
Amit Sahai, UCLA
Hovav Shacham, UC San Diego
Tom Shrimpton, Portland State University and University of Lugano
Adam Smith, Pennsylvania State University
Serge Vaudenay, EPFL
David Wagner, UC Berkeley (Program Chair)
Brent Waters, SRI International
Yiqun Lisa Yin, Independent Consultant

Advisory Members

Alfred Menezes, program chair CRYPTO 2007
Shai Halevi, program chair CRYPTO 2009


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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