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May 31 - June 4, 1998, Helsinki, Finland


General Information: Original papers on all technical aspects of cryptology are solicited for submission to Eurocrypt '98, the 16th Annual IACR Eurocrypt Conference. Eurocrypt '98 is organized by the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) and in cooperation with the Helsinki University of Technology. For more information, access

Instructions for authors: A submission must contain a cover letter, one title page and 20 copies of the paper (double-sided copies preferred). Submissions must be received by the program chair at the address given below no later than November 11, 1997 (or postmarked by November 3, 1997, and sent via airmail or courier). Late submissions and submissions by fax or e-mail will not be considered.

The cover letter should identify the contact author. It also must state: "This paper does not substantially duplicate work that any of the authors have published elsewhere or have submitted in parallel to any other conference or workshop that has proceedings." The title page must contain the title, the names of the authors, their postal and e-mail addresses, a short abstract and a list of key words.

The paper must be anonymous, with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgements or obvious references. It should begin with a title, a short abstract, and a list of key words, and its introduction should summarize the contributions of the paper at a level appropriate for a non-specialist reader. The paper should be at most 12 pages excluding the bibliography and clearly marked appendices, and at most 15 pages in total. Referees are not required to read appendices, so the paper should be intelligible without them.

Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to authors by January 27, 1998. 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 final copy will be sent to the authors of accepted papers. The final copies of the accepted papers will be due on March 6, 1998. Final papers arriving too late will be removed from the main program.

Submission: November 11, 1997
Acceptance: January 27, 1998
Proceedings version: March 6, 1998

Program Committee:

Zongduo Dai (Academia Sinica, China)
Yvo Desmedt (University of Wisconsin, USA)
Hans Dobbertin (BSI, Germany)
Dieter Gollman (University of London, U.K.)
Tor Helleseth (University of Bergen, Norway)
Markus Jakobsson (Bell Labs, USA)
Thomas Johansson (University of Lund, Sweden)
Xueija Lai (R3 Security Engineering AG, Switzerland)
Arjen K. Lenstra (Citibank, USA)
Mitsuru Matsui (Mitsubishi, Japan)
Kaisa Nyberg, program chair (Defence Forces, Finland)
Torben Pedersen (Cryptomathic, Denmark)
Birgit Pfitzmann (University of Saarland, Germany)
Bart Preneel (K.U.Leuven, Belgium)
Rei Safavi-Naini (University of Wollongong, Australia)
Arto Salomaa (University of Turku, Finland)
Othmar Staffelbach (UG FU, Switzerland)
Serge Vaudenay (Ecole Normale Supérieure, France)
Moti Yung (CertCo, USA)

Send submissions to:

Kaisa Nyberg, Program Chair Eurocrypt '98
Finnish Defence Forces, CIS Center
Fabianinkatu 2
P.O.Box 919
FIN-00101 Helsinki, Finland
Phone: +358-9-181-23619
Fax: +358-9-181-23645

For other information contact:

Arto Karila, General Chair Eurocrypt '98
Helsinki University of Technology
Telecommunications Software and Multimedia Lab
P.O.Box 1100
FIN-02015 HUT, Finland
Phone: +358-9-451-2173
Fax: +358-9-451-3293

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.