E U R O C R Y P T '99

First Call for Papers

Eurocrypt '99 in Prague, Czech Republic, May 2 - May 6, 1999, in hotel Hilton.

General Information

Original papers on all technical aspects of cryptology are solicited for submission to Eurocrypt '99, the 17th Annual IACR Eurocrypt Conference. Eurocrypt '99 is organized by the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) and in cooperation with the Group of Cryptology within the Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists.

Instructions for authors

Authors are strongly encouraged to submit their papers electronically. A detailed description of the electronic submission procedure will appear by August 1, 1998 at http://www.ens.fr/eurocrypt99/
Electronic submissions must conform to this procedure in order to be considered. Authors unable to submit electronically are invited to send a cover letter and 23 copies of an anonymous paper (double-sided copies preferred) to the Program Chair at the postal address below. Submissions must be received by the Program Chair on or before October 12 1998 (or postmarked by October 3, 1998, and sent via airmail or courier). Late submissions and submissions by fax will not be considered. The cover letter should contain the paper's title and the names and affiliations of the authors, and should identify the contact author including e-mail and postal addresses.

Only original research contributions will be considered. Submissions must 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 paper 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 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 20 pages in total, using 12-point font and reasonable margins. Committee members 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 15, 1999. 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 February 15, 1999. Final papers arriving too late will be removed from the main program.

Important Dates

Submission: October 12, 1998
Acceptance: January 15, 1999
Proceedings version: February 15, 1999

Program Committee

Eli Biham, (Technion, Israel); Mihir Bellare, (University of California, San Diego, USA); Carlo Blundo, (Universita di Salerno, Italy); Dan Boneh, (Stanford University, USA); Stefan Brands, (Brands Technologies, Netherlands); Mike Burmester, (Royal Holloway, London, UK); Don Coppersmith, (IBM Research, USA); Claude Crepeau, (McGill University, Canada); Cynthia Dwork, (IBM Almaden Research Center, USA); Joan Feigenbaum, (AT&T Labs - Research, USA); Lars Knudsen, (University of Bergen, Norway); Tsutomu Matsumoto, (Yokohama National University, Japan); Willi Meier, (Fachhochschule Aargau, Switzerland); David Naccache, (Gemplus, France); Jean-Jacques Quisquater, (Universite de Louvain, Belgium); Bruce Schneier, (Counterpane Systems, USA); Claus Schnorr, (University Frankfurt a.M., Germany); Victor Shoup, (IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland); Jacques Stern, (Ecole Normale Superieure, France); Paul Van Oorschot, (Entrust Technologies, Canada); Yuliang Zheng, (Monash University, Australia)

Address for non-electronic submissions

Jacques Stern, Program Chair Eurocrypt '99
Ecole Normale Superieure, Laboratoire d'Informatique
45, rue d'Ulm, 75230 Paris 05, France

Contact for other information

Jaroslav Hruby, General Chair Eurocrypt '99
Konevova 41, 130 00 Praha 3, Czech Republic


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.
Vaclav Matyas Jr.
E-mail: Vaclav.Matyas@cl.cam.ac.uk
Mon Jun 15, 1998