About SAC

The Selected Areas in Cryptography (SAC) series was initiated in 1994, when the first workshop was held at Queen's University in Kingston. The organizing committee for that first workshop consisted of Carlisle Adams, Henk Meijer, Stafford Tavares and Paul van Oorschot. From its original emphasis on block ciphers, SAC has evolved into a leading international conference in cryptography covering a range of topics in the field.

SAC has been held annually since 1994 in several Canadian provinces and is the only cryptography conference series that is held annually in Canada.

The location of the next SAC conference is Montreal, Quebec.

SAC Topics

Design and Analysis

DESIGN and ANALYSIS


Design and analysis of symmetric key primitives and cryptosystems including block and stream ciphers, hash functions, MAC algorithms, and authenticated encryption schemes.

Implementation and Efficiency

IMPLEMENTATION and EFFICIENCY

Efficient implementations of symmetric and public key algorithms.

Mathematics and Algorithms

MATHEMATICS and ALGORITHMS

Mathematical and algorithmic aspects of applied cryptology.

Selected Topics

SELECTED TOPICS


A special topic selected by the current co-chairs that may vary from year to year.