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PKC 2003 Begins January 6th

Fri, December 13, 2002General

The annual International Workshop on Practice and Theory in Public Key
Cryptography (PKC 2003) is the 6th and, for its first time sponsored by IACR
(the International Association for Cryptologic Research). It is the main
international workshop on the topic of public key cryptography.

105 submissions were received (an increase of 52% compared to PKC 2002) from
21 countries in 4 continents.  26 papers were accepted in such areas as:
Elliptic Curves (6 papers), Cryptanalysis (5 papers), Broadcast and Tracing,
Conference Key Distribution, Diffie-Hellman assumptions, Digital Signatures,
Discrete Logarithm, Identity-Based Systems, Implementation Attacks and Issues,
New Public Key Schemes, Proven Secure Cryptography and Threshold Cryptography.

For the list of accepted papers (organized by session) see: http://www.sait.fsu.edu/pkc2003/accepted/

Prior workshops have taken place in Japan, Australia, South Korea and France. It attracted between 90 and 160 participants. This workshop is organized for the first time in North America.

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