Welcome to the 15th electronic issue of the IACR Newsletter!

Shortly before the summer is over, the "Summer" 2003 issue of the IACR Newsletter finally appears. I'd like to apologize for the delay in producing it -- not only the European summer heat wave slowed it down.

Whit Diffie has been appointed to hold the IACR Distinguished Lecture for 2004. I'm pleased that he will come to Eurocrypt 2004 in Interlaken for giving his lecture. As one of the organizers of Eurocrypt 2004, it is a special honor for me that his talk will be part of the program.

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The next issue of the IACR Newsletter is scheduled for publication in October-November 2003. However, announcements will be posted on the IACR Website as soon as possible.

Christian Cachin
IACR Newsletter Editor

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