Welcome to the fourth electronic issue of the IACR Newsletter!

The biggest news in this issue, at least in my view, is the announcement of the ``IACR Cryptology e-Print Server.'' This service will make research results accessible faster and increase interaction and exchange of ideas in the field.

I may also direct your attention to the current IACR elections and upcoming conferences. Next year will be the first year with three IACR-sponsored cryptography conferences:

Conferences in 2001: Eurocrypt will be held in Innsbruck, Austria (tentatively, May 6-10); program chair is Birgit Pfitzmann (pfitzmann@cs.uni-sb.de) and general chair is Reinhard Posch (Reinhard.Posch@iaik.at). For Crypto 2001 (tentatively, August 19-23), the program chair is Joe Kilian and general chair is Dave Balenson.

For more information about upcoming workshops and confereneces, check the Calendar section or www.iacr.org/events/ !

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The next issue of the IACR Newsletter is scheduled for publication in February. However, announcements will be posted on the IACR Website as soon as possible.

Christian Cachin
IACR Newsletter Editor

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