SAC 2005
		       12th Annual Workshop on
		    Selected Areas in Cryptography
			 August 11-12, 2005
	    Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada


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 2005 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 algorithms and protocols for ubiquitous computing
      (RFID, sensor networks)

Submissions must not substantially duplicate work that any of the
authors has published elsewhere or has submitted in parallel to any
other journal and conference or workshop that has
proceedings. Accepted submissions may not appear in any other
conference or workshop that has proceedings.

Submission Format:

    * The submission must be anonymous, with no author names,
      affiliations, acknowledgments, or obvious references.

    * The length of the submission should be at most 12 pages
      excluding bibliography and appendices. It should be in single column
      format, use at least 11-point fonts, and have reasonable margins. The
      total length should not exceed 20 pages.

    * The submission should begin with a title, a short abstract, and
      a list of keywords. The introduction should summarize the
      contributions of the paper at a level appropriate for a non-specialist
      reader. Committee members are not required to read appendices; the
      paper should be intelligible without them.

    * We recommend that the paper be typeset using LaTeX and the LNCS
      style available at Submissions
      should preferably be in PDF format (i.e., a .pdf file), although
      PostScript (i.e., a .ps file) will be allowed. US letter paper size is
      preferred over A4. If at all possible, the paper should use Type 1
      fonts (rather than Type 3 fonts).

    * Papers must be submitted electronically by May 13, 2005, 18:00
      EST. A detailed description of the electronic submission procedure
      will be made available here.

Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without
consideration of their merits. Neither late submissions, submissions
by email, nor hardcopy submissions will be accepted. Authors unable to
submit electronically should contact the co-chairs by April 14, 2005.

Conference Proceedings

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.

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline: May 13, 2005
Notification of Acceptance: June 24, 2005
Pre-Proceedings Papers Deadline: July 15, 2005
Workshop Event: August 11 & 12, 2005
Proceedings Version Deadline: September 9, 2005

Contact Information

This year's workshop is co-chaired by Bart Preneel of the Katholieke
Universiteit Leuven, Belgium and Stafford Tavares of Queen's
University, Canada. Questions regarding the workshop should be sent to or directly to one of the co-chairs.

Bart Preneel
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Dept. Electrical Engineering-ESAT/COSIC;
Kasteelpark Arenberg 10,
B-3001 Leuven-Heverlee, BELGIUM
Tel: +32 16 32 11 48
Fax: +32 16 32 19 69
Email: bart DOT preneel (AT) esat DOT kuleuven DOT ac DOT be

Stafford Tavares
Dept. of Electrical & Computer Eng.
Queen's University
Walter Light Hall
Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6  CANADA
Tel: +1 613 533 2945
Fax: +1 613 533 6615
Email: tavares(AT)

Program Committee

Roberto Avanzi, Ruhr-University Bochum , Germany
John Black, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Henri Gilbert, France Telecom R&D, France
Guang Gong, University of Waterloo, Canada
Louis Granboulan, Ecole Normale Supérieure, France
Helena Handschuh, Gemplus, France
Howard Heys, Memorial University, Canada
Antoine Joux, France
Ari Juels, RSA Laboratories, USA
Kaoru Kurosawa, Ibaraki University, Japan
Ilya Mironov, Microsoft Research, USA
Sean Murphy, Royal Holloway, University of London, U.K.
Bart Preneel (co-Chair), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Vincent Rijmen, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Doug Stinson, University of Waterloo, Canada
Stafford Tavares (co-Chair), Queen's University, Canada
Michael Wiener, Cryptographic Clarity, Canada
Amr Youssef, Concordia University, Canada

Travel Support

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.

Previous SAC Workshops

 Information  about previous  SAC  Workshops can be found at