The New Codebreakers

28th and the 29th of June 2010, at the Salle Tavenas, University of
Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

This event will celebrate of the 80th year of the eminent writer and
historian of cryptography and intelligence David Kahn.

Dr Kahn is arguably the most world's famous writer on these
subjects. In particular, he is the author of the famed book "The
Codebreakers". This appeared in the '60s and for decades was
essentially the only widely available and readable book on the making
and breaking of codes and ciphers. For many researchers in the field
this book was an inspiration and an ingredient in setting them on
their professional course.

The event brings together several eminent researchers in cryptography
and the history of intelligence. Anyone interested in the event and in
its topics is warmly invited to attend.


Bart Preneel(Leuven)
Olivier Forcade (Sorbonne)
Jean-Jacques Quisquater (Louvain la Neuve)
Sebastien Laurent (Bordeaux)
Gilles Brassard (Montreal)
Clifford Cocks
Whit Diffie (Stanford)
David Naccache (speaker) (ENS Paris)
Johannes Buchmann (Darmstadt)
Andy Clark (The National Museum of Computing Bletchley)
Brian Snow (NSA retired)
David Kahn


Peter Y. A. Ryan University of Luxembourg

Program Committee
Alex Biryukov University of Luxembourg (L)
Johannes Buchmann University of Darmstadt (D)
Kenny Paterson Royal Holloway (UK)
Bart Preneel University of Leuven (B)
Bart Jacobs University of Nijmegen (NL)

Local Organizers
Gabriele Lenzini  University of Luxembourg - SnT (L)