SAC '98

Fifth Annual Workshop on


August 17-18, 1998

Queen's University, Kingston Ontario, Canada

Queen's University is hosting the fifth in a series of annual workshops on Selected Areas in Cryptography. Original papers related to the following themes are solicited:


  • Design and Analysis of Symmetric Key Cryptosystems
  • Efficient Implementations of Cryptographic Systems
  • Cryptographic Solutions for Internet Security
  • Secure Wireless/Mobile Networks

Invited Speakers:

Program Committee:

Carlisle Adams (Entrust Technologies, Ottawa) Doug Stinson (U. of Nebraska/U. of Waterloo)
Tom Cusick (SUNY, Buffalo) Stafford Tavares (Queen's University, Kingston)
Howard Heys (Memorial Univ. of Newfoundland, St. John's) Serge Vaudenay (Ecole Normale Sup\'erieure, Paris)
Henk Meijer (Queen's University, Kingston) Michael Wiener (Entrust Technologies, Ottawa)

Local Organising committee:

Submission Information:

Submissions must consist of an extended abstract of at most 15 double-spaced pages, clearly indicating the results achieved, their significance, and their relation to other work in the area. Authors can either email 1 COPY of a Postscript file to or send 8 COPIES of the extended abstract to
    SAC '98
    c/o Stafford Tavares
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Queen's University
    Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6
The deadline for submission of papers is 20 May, 1998. We strongly recommend that you submit Postscript versions of your papers a couple of days before the deadline to allow for difficulties in printing that may arise.


Authors will be notified regarding the acceptance of their papers by electronic mail on or before 24 June, 1998. Authors should include their electronic address along with their submission.


The Proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag after the Workshop in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) Series. The Workshop Record will be available to participants during the Workshop as in previous SACs.

Registration Information:

The Regular registration fee is C$200., and the Student registration fee is C$80. Regular registration includes the Workshop Record, Proceedings (published by Springer) social event, lunches, dinner, and coffee breaks. The Proceedings are not included in student registrations. Registrations made AFTER July 17,1998 cannot be guaranteed. See Registration Form for details. For updates and other information see the SAC '98 web page at


Accommodations are available in university residence, single or double room. Off campus Bed \& Breakfast accommodations are also available at the Hochelaga Inn (613-549-5534) \& Rosemount Inn (613-531-8844). More details on housing will be provided on the Registration form.