2000 Conferences

Seventh Annual Workshop on Selected Areas in Cryptography
SAC 2000

Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research (CACR)
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Second Announcement.

New: The preliminary schedule can be found here.

August 14-15, 2000
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.


  • Doug Stinson, University of Waterloo
  • Stafford Tavares, Queen's University
Workshop Themes:
  • Design and analysis of symmetric key cryptosystems.
  • Primitives for private key cryptography, including block and stream ciphers, hash functions and MACs.
  • Efficient implementations of cryptographic systems in public and private key cryptography.
  • Cryptographic solutions for web/internet security.
Invited Speakers: Program Committee:
  • D. Stinson, U. of Waterloo (Canada)
  • S. Tavares, Queen's U. (Canada)
  • L. Chen, Motorola (U.S.A.)
  • H. Heys, Memorial U. of Newfoundland (Canada)
  • L. Knudsen, U. of Bergen (Norway)
  • S. Moriai, NTT Labs. (Japan)
  • L. O'Connor, European Security COE (Switzerland)
  • S. Vaudenay, EPFL (Switzerland)
  • A. Youssef, U. of Waterloo (Canada)
  • R. Zuccherato, Entrust Technologies (Canada)
  • Certicom Corporation
  • Entrust Technologies
  • University of Waterloo
Important Dates:
  • Submission Deadline: May 1
  • Notification of Acceptance: June 19
  • Early Registration Deadline: July 9
  • Workshop Dates: August 14-15
  • Deadline for Proceedings: September 18
Proceedings: The Proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) Series. In order to to be included in the Proceedings, papers must be presented at the Workshop. As in previous years, a Workshop Record will be available to participants during the Workshop. Final versions of papers will be due by September 18.

For further information contact:
  • Doug Stinson, University of Waterloo, dstinson@uwaterloo.ca
  • Stafford Tavares, Queen's University, tavares@ee.queensu.ca



There will be an early registration fee of $250 Cdn
($125 Cdn for students) which is due by July 9.  
Registration after July 9 will be
$300 Cdn ($150 Cdn for students).
Registration includes participation in all social
events (including the banquet).
There will be a charge for additional banquet tickets
(for an accompanying spouse, for example).

We cannot process a registration 
until all fees are paid in full.  
To register, complete, in full, the attached
REGISTRATION FORM and return it along with your payment to:
Mrs. Frances Hannigan, C&O Dept., University of Waterloo, Waterloo,
Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1. (If you wish, you can fax the
registration form to the following number:
Confirmation of your registration will be
sent by email when payment is received in full.

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Full name:







E-Mail Address:

Telephone #:

Registration Fee: Please check the appropriate box:

[ ] Early Registration (by July 9).......$250.00 ..............$________
[ ] Full Registration (after July 9).....$300.00 ..............$________

[ ] Full-time Student (by July 9)........$125.00 ..............$________
[ ] Full-time Student (after July 9).....$150.00 ..............$________

Extra Dinner tickets @ $50.00 per ticket:  ( ) x $50..........$________

TOTAL AMOUNT PAYABLE: ..........................................$________

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Kitchener-Waterloo is approximately 100km/60miles from Pearson
International Airport in Toronto.  Ground transportation to Kitchener-
Waterloo can be pre-arranged with Airways Transit.


It is advisable to book your transportation between the Pearson Airport,
Toronto, and Waterloo in advance to receive the advance booking rate of
$51.50 Cdn per person, one way, with Airways Transit (open 24 hours a day).
This is a door-to-door service; they accept cash (Cdn or US funds),
MasterCard, Visa and American Express.

Upon arrival:
Terminal 1:  proceed to Ground Transportation Booth, Arrivals Level,
                    Area 2.
Terminal 2:  proceed to Airways Transit desk, Arrivals Level, Area E.
Terminal 3:  proceed to Ground Transportation Booth, Arrivals Level,
                    under domestic area escalators.

Complete the form below and send by mail or fax well in advance of your
arrival to Airways Transit.  They will not fax confirmations:  your fax
transmission record is confirmation of your reservation.

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Surname                                 First name

Toronto Arrival Date            Airline         Flight #

Arrival Time                            Arriving From

Destination in Kitchener/Waterloo               No. in party


Surname                                 First name

Toronto Departure Date          Airline         Flight #

Departure Time          Flight #                Destination

Pickup From                             No. in party

Signature                                       Date

Send or Fax to:

Airways Transit
99A Northland Road
Waterloo, Ontario
Canada, N2V 1Y8

Fax:           (519) 886-2141
Telephone:     (519) 886-2121
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There is a limited block of rooms set aside on a first-come first-serve 
basis at the Waterloo Inn for the evenings of 
August 13,14 and 15.  Please make your reservations prior 
to July 9, 2000, directly with the hotel.

Waterloo Inn
475 King Street North
Waterloo, Ontario
Canada    N2J 2Z5
Phone:       (519) 884-0222
Fax:         (519) 884-0321
Toll Free:   1-800-361-4708
Website:     www.waterlooinn.com
        - $94 Cdn plus taxes/night for a single or double room
        - please quote "SAC 2000 WORKSHOP" when making your reservation.

Other hotels close to the University of Waterloo are:

Comfort Inn
190 Weber Street North
Waterloo, Ontario
Canada    N2J 3H4
Phone:       (519) 747-9400
Rate: $95-105 Cdn plus taxes/night 

Destination Inn
547 King Street North  
Waterloo, Ontario     
Canada N2L 5Z7       
Phone: (519) 884-0100 
Fax:   (519) 746-8638
Rate: $77 Cdn plus taxes/night

Best Western
St. Jacobs Country Inn
50 Benjamin Road, East
Waterloo, Ontario
Canada N2V 2J9
Phone: (519) 884-9295
Rate: $109-$119 Cdn plus taxes/night

The Waterloo Hotel                       
2-4 King Street North
Waterloo, Ontario
Canada N2J 1N8
Phone: (519) 885-2626
Rate: $112-$130 Cdn plus taxes/night      


A shuttle to/from the campus will be available each day of the 
conference from the Waterloo Inn only.  

For further information or to return your Registration, please contact:

Mrs. Frances Hannigan
Department of Combinatorics & Optimization
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada   N2L 3G1
e-mail:  fhannigan@math.uwaterloo.ca
Fax:     (519) 725-5441
Phone:   (519) 888-4027