Balenson then raised a question that had been asked by Crypto 2001 Program Chair Kilian on page limits.
The General Chair is Dave Balenson, and the Program Chair is Joe Kilian
McCurley then noted that several Board positions would be open including the position of IACR President. ____________________________________________________________________ McCurley then noted that the IACR is a volunteer organization and presented plaques in gratitude to Crypto 2001 General Chair David Balenson and Crypto 2001 Program Chair Joe Kilian for their efforts in making the conference a success.
Applause was given by the audience. ____________________________________________________________________ Program Chair Kilian then presented statistics on the conference program.
said that there had been 156 submissions of which 34 had been accepted (although one was subsequently withdrawn).
This meant that 78% of the submissions were rejected.
The breakdown of submissions by domain was given as follows. .com 37 .edu 32 .fr 15 .jp 10 .kr 9 .tw 7 .au 6 .il 5 .de 5 .net 4 .ch 4 .uk 4 .in 3 .ca 3 .se 3 .org 2 .dk 2 .yu 1 .sg 1 .mx 1 .ie 1 .gov 1 .es 1 .be 1 Kilian
gave the following breakdown of reasons for acceptances by the Program Committee
then noted that 10 out of 37 ".com" submissions were accepted for a rate of 27% while only 8 out of 32 ".edu" submissions were accepted for a rate of 25%.
Next, Kilian observed that 40% of papers citing committee members Ran Canetti and Stuart Haber were accepted while all papers mentioning any of six other committee members were rejected.
added that citation of other notable names had the following results on acceptance rates.
Wigderson 24.5% Rabin 14.6% Micali 10.5% Goldreich 9.5% Goldwasser 8.9% Shamir 2.4% Kilian then noted that there was a +.16 correlation between size of submitted ".ps" files and acceptance rates and that only 10% of papers prepared using Microsoft Word were accepted.
noted variations in acceptance rates for papers using each of the following terms.
Rigorous +35 Paradigm +15.8 Practical +0.29 Correct +0.91 Fast -2 Whit Diffie asked if stylistic recognition software was run, and Kilian
responded that it had revealed that most of the papers were written by Sir Francis Bacon. ____________________________________________________________________ General Chair Balenson then reported on details for Crypto
2001 which he
dubbed as "the 1st Crypto in the true 21st Century".
said that the unofficial totals included 497 registrants of which 105 (21%) were students, 85 (17%) had attended Eurocrypt
, and 394 (79%) had registered early.
"It was a test! (Scott Fluhrer wins the prize)" "It represents a noisy channel" "The channel was under attack" "It's a quantum bit" "I copied it from the 1st edition of a well known book" Balenson concluded by thanking the IACR Board and especially Susan Langford; former General Chairs Matt Franklin and Don Beaver; his employer NAI Labs, the security research division of PGP Security, a Network Associates Business; Joe Kilian, the Program Chair, and the Program Committee; and UCSB conference services (Sally Vito), catering services (Eriko Macdonald), and Campbell Hall technicians (J.O. and team). ____________________________________________________________________ Treasurer Langford then gave a report on the finances of the IACR.