Crypto 2003, the 23rd Annual Crypto conference, was 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 at Santa Barbara.
The conference received 169 submissions, of which the program committee selected 34 for presentation. These proceedings contain the revised versions of the 34 submissions that were presented at the conference. These revisions have not been checked for correctness, and the authors bear full responsibility for the contents of their papers. Submissions to the conference represent cutting edge research in the cryptographic community world wide and covering all areas of cryptography. Many high quality works could not be accepted. These works will surely be published elsewhere.
The conference program included two invited lectures. Moni Naor spoke on cryptographic assumptions and challenges. Hugo Krawczyk spoke on the `SIGn-and-MAc' approach to authenticated Diffie-Hellman and its use in the IKE protocols. The conference program also included the traditional rump session, chaired by Stuart Haber, featuring short, informal talks on late-breaking research news.
Assembling the conference program requires the help of many many people. To all those who pitched in, I am forever in your debt.
I would like to first thank the many researchers from all over the world who submitted their work to this conference. Without them, Crypto could not exist.
I thank Greg Rose, the general chair, for shielding me from innumerable logistical headaches, and showing great generosity in supporting my efforts.
Selecting from so many submissions is a daunting task. My deepest thanks go to the members of the program committee, for their knowledge, wisdom, and work ethic. We in turn relied heavily on the expertise of the many outside reviewers who assisted us in our deliberations. My thanks to all those listed on the following page, and my thanks and apologies to any I have missed. Overall, the review process generated over 400 pages of reviews and discussions.
I thank Victor Shoup for hosting the program committee meeting in New York University and for his help with local arrangements. Thanks also to Tal Rabin, my favorite culinary guide, for organizing the post-deliberations dinner. I also thank my assistant, Lynda Harris, for her help in the PC meeting pre-arrangements.
I am grateful to Hovav Shacham for diligently maintaining the web system running both the submission server and the review server. Hovav patched security holes and added many features to both systems. I also thank the people who, by their past and continuing work, have contributed to the submission and review systems. Submissions were processed using a system based on software written by Chanathip Namprempre under the guidance of Mihir Bellare. The review process was administered using software written by Wim Moreau and Joris Claessens, developed under the guidance of Bart Preneel.
I thank the advisory board, Moti Yung and Matt Franklin, for teaching me my job. They promptly answered any questions and helped with more than one task.
Last, and more importantly, I'd like to thank my wife, Pei, for her patience, support, and love. I thank my new-born daughter, Naomi Boneh, who graciously waited to be born after the review process was completed.June 2003 Dan Boneh
Moti Yung (Crypto 2002 Program Chair), Columbia University, USA
Matthew Franklin (Crypto 2004 Program Chair), U.C. Davis, USA
Jesper Buus Nielsen
Christophe De Canniere
Jean Marc Couveignes
Brian Monahan |
Amnon Ta Shma