May 12-16, 1996, Zaragoza, Spain

General Information:

EUROCRYPT '96, the 13th Annual EUROCRYPT conference on the theory and applications of cryptologic techniques, is organized by the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR), in cooperation with the University of Zaragoza. Original papers are solicited on all technical aspects of cryptology. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Applications Information Theory
Authentication Interactive Proofs
Block Ciphers Key Management
Combinatorics Number Theory
Computational Complexity Payment Systems
Computer and Network SecurityProtocols
Cryptanalysis Pseudo-Randomness
Hash Functions Public-Key Systems
Digital Signatures Public-Key Certification
Electronic Money Secret Sharing
Formal Models Secure Computation
Foundations and Theory Stream Ciphers
Identification Protocols Standards
Implementation Aspects Zero Knowledge Protocols

Instructions for Authors:

Send a cover letter, one title page and 17 copies of an extended abstract to be received by November 8, 1995, (or postmarked by October 30, 1995 and sent by airmail or courier) to the Program Chair at the address given below. The cover letter must state: "This paper is not submitted in parallel to any other conference or workshop that has proceedings." The title page should contain the title, the names of the authors, their postal and e-mail addresses and the abstract. The extended abstract should start with the title and abstract, but should be anonymous (no author names, affiliations, acknowledgments or obvious references). This 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 cryptology. Technical details directed to the specialist should then follow. Submissions are limited to 10 single-spaced pages of 12pt type, not counting the bibliography and clearly marked appendices. Since referees are not required to read the appendices, the paper should be intelligible without them. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to authors on January 15, 1996.

Conference Proceedings:

Proceedings will be available at the conference. They will be published in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Clear instructions about the final copy will be sent to authors of accepted papers. The final copies of the accepted papers will be due on February 26, 1996. Final papers arriving too late will be removed from the main program. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the conference.


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.

Send Submissions to:

Ueli Maurer, Program Chair, Eurocrypt '96
Department of Computer Science
ETH Zurich
CH-8092 Zurich
Phone: +41-1-632-7420
Fax: +41-1-632-1172 (no Fax submissions)

For other information contact:

José Pastor-Franco, General Chair, Eurocrypt '96
Centro Politecnico Superior
Universidad de Zaragoza
Maria de Luna, 3
E-50015 Zaragoza, Spain
Phone: +34-76-519278
Fax: +34-76-512932

Program Committee:

Stefan Brands, CWI, The Netherlands
Claude Crépeau, University of Montreal, Canada
Ivan Damgård, University of Aarhus, Denmark
Josep Domingo i Ferrer, Univ. Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain
Walter Fumy, Siemens AG, Germany
Jovan Golic, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Arjen Lenstra, Bellcore, USA
Ueli Maurer, Chair, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
David Naccache, Gemplus, France
Andrew Odlyzko, AT&T Bell Laboratories, USA
Tatsuaki Okamoto, NTT, Japan
Bart Preneel, K.U. Leuven, Belgium
Jean-Marc Piveteau, Union Bank of Switzerland, Switzerland
Ronald Rivest, MIT, USA
Claus Schnorr, University of Frankfurt, Germany
Othmar Staffelbach, Federal Cryptology Section, Switzerland
Serge Vaudenay, Ecole Normale Supérieure, France

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