Call for Papers
The Workshop on Selected Areas in Cryptography (SAC) is an annual
conference dedicated to specific themes in the area of cryptographic system design and analysis.
Authors are encouraged to submit original
papers related to the
themes for the SAC 2004 workshop:
- Design and analysis of symmetric key cryptosystems
- Primitives for symmetric key cryptography, including block and stream ciphers, hash functions, and MAC algorithms
- Efficient implementations of symmetric and public key algorithms
- Cryptographic solutions for mobile (web) services
Submissions must not substantially duplicate work that
any of the authors has published elsewhere or has submitted in
parallel to any other conference or workshop that has proceedings.
Papers must be submitted electronically. Detailed description of the
electronic submission procedure is available
Submissions must conform to this procedure.
We recommend that the PS or PDF file of each paper be generated using
LaTeX and the LNCS style available at
The submission must not exceed 15 pages in total using the
font sizes and margins of the LNCS style.
Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without
consideration of their merits.
The proceedings will be published in Springer-Verlag's Lecture Notes in
Computer Science (LNCS) Series
As in previous years, the Workshop Record will be available to participants
during the Workshop.
Instructions about the preparation of a final
proceedings version will be sent to the authors of accepted papers.
Authors of an
accepted paper must guarantee that at least one of the authors will attend the
workshop and present their paper.
| Paper Submission Deadline || || May 7, 2004 |
| Notification of Acceptance || || June 21, 2004 |
| Pre-Proceedings Version of Papers Deadline || || |July 12, 2004 July 14, 2004
| Workshop || || August 9 and 10, 2004 |
| Proceedings Version Deadline || || September 9, 2004 |
In addition to talks from accepted submissions, SAC 2004 will include seminars
from invited speakers.
- Invited Talk 1-- Stafford Tavares Lecture:
New Results on SHA-0 and SHA-1
Eli Biham, Computer Science Department, Technion, Israel
- Invited Talk 2:
Basing Cryptography on Biometrics and Other Noisy Data
Yevgeniy Dodis, Department of Computer Science, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
Carlisle Adams, University of Ottawa, Canada
Henri Gilbert, France Telecom, France
Helena Handschuh, Gemplus, France (Co-chair)
Anwar Hasan, University of Waterloo, Canada (Co-chair)
Mike Just, Carleton University, Canada
Charanjit Jutla, IBM, USA
Arjen Lenstra, Citibank, USA and Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Stefan Lucks, Universitšt Mannheim, Germany
Mitsuru Matsui, Mitsubishi Electric, Japan
Alfred Menezes, University of Waterloo, Canada
Shiho Moriai, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., Japan
Kaisa Nyberg, Nokia, Finland
Bart Preneel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Matt Robshaw, Royal Holloway University of London, U.K.
Doug Stinson, University of Waterloo, Canada
Serge Vaudenay, EPFL, Switzerland
Michael Wiener, Cryptographic Clarity, Canada
Registration information is available now! All sessions will be held at the University of Waterloo.
Please directly contact the hotel or UW residence for reservation. SAC
2004 registration office will not handle hotel/residence booking.
Please note that citizens of certain countries need a visa to enter Canada. Click here
for a list of these countries. (Please contact your local Canadian High
Commision/Embassy office for any recent changes on the list.) If you
need a visa, we encourage you to register early. You may need the e-mail
confirmation of acceptance to the conference for a visa application.
For further assistance with visas, please send email to email@example.com.
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Maps and Driving Directions
University of Waterloo Campus Map (shows conference site, on-campus accomodation and parking lots.)
From University of Waterloo to Waterloo Inn (Reverse Direction)
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This year's workshop is co-chaired by Helena Handschuh of Gemplus,
France and Anwar Hasan of University of Waterloo, Canada.
Questions regarding the workshop should be sent to
or directly to one of the co-chairs.
|Security Technologies Department
||Dept. of Electrical & Computer Eng.
||University of Waterloo
|34, rue Guynemer
||200 Univ. Ave. West
|92447 Issy-les-Moulineaux Cedex
||Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G1
|Tel: +33 (0)1 46 48 20 37
||Tel: +1 519 888 4567 ext. 2868
|Fax: +33 (0)1 46 48 20 04
||Fax: +1 519 746 3077
A limited number of stipends are available to those unable to obtain funding
to attend the workshop. 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 workshop co-chairs.