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1st Announcement

We are pleased to announce that the WARTACRYPT '04 Conference on Cryptology will be held in Bedlewo/Poznan, Poland, July 1- 3, 2004. The conference will take place in the Mathematical Research and Conference Center, Bedlewo.

Program Committee

Scientific Program and Registration

The Central European Conference on Cryptology WARTACRYPT'04 will be the fourth in the series of meetings gathering the researches involved in cryptology. In 2001 the series was inaugurated with TATRACRYPT'01 held in Liptovsky Jan, Slovakia. Consecutive meetings were organized in Debrecen, Hungary (2002) and Bratislava, Slovakia (2003). The aim of the conference is to gather people interested in discussing recent advances in all areas of cryptology. All participants are encouraged to present a contributed talk. The conference program will consist of invited and contributed talks, and poster presentations. The conference will cover a wide range of cryptology including symmetric and asymmetric cryptography, cryptographic protocols, digital signature, cryptology related topics in computer security and computational number theory.

Please inform us, at your earliest convenience, whether you intend to take part at the conference and give a lecture. If you intend to give a lecture please send us an abstract of your talk to not later than May 1, 2004. Speakers will be notified of acceptance by May 24, 2004. A summary volume with the extended abstracts of papers selected for presentation will be distributed to conference participants. The text of the submitted abstract should be written in English and must not exceed three pages using the wrtc2004.cls style file. Consult the guidelines for the submission of the abstract. Preliminary program and the abstracts will also be accessible via the conference Web page.


We plan to publish contributed talks (after refereeing) in the Proceedings, published in the Tatra Mountains Mathematical Publications. Tatra Mt. is listed in one of the CC series. Guidelines for the submission of the papers can be found here.

Registration fee

Registration fee is 80 EUR (approx. 350 PLN), for students (including PhD students) 35 EUR (approx. 150 PLN). The registration fee covers Proceedings of the conference too.


Stefan Banach International Mathematical Center, Warsaw Institute of Mathematics, University of Silesia Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan Institute of Mathematics, Wroclaw University of Technology

Important dates and deadlines

April 25, 2004: 2nd announcement
May 5, 2004: to submit abstracts of short talks
May 31, 2004: to be registered, at the latest
June 15, 2004: preliminary program
July 1-3, 2004: the Conference
September 30, 2004 to submit papers for Proceedings.


Send your questions and remarks to: wartacrypt@im.pwr.wroc.pl


2nd Announcement

Scientific Program

There will be three 45 minutes plenary lectures, followed by 20 minutes short communications. The program will start on July 1 (Thursday) at 9.00 with the opening ceremony and a plenary lecture. We have received confirmation from our special invited speakers. This year the plenary talks will be delivered by:

You will find the updated information about the meeting at the conference website.

We expect all participants to reach Bedlewo on Wednesday, June 30, 2004. The scientific program will start on Thursday July 1, 2004, and will last till Saturday noon, July 3, 2004. We expect that most participants will leave Bedlewo by Saturday evening. Please let us know if you need to stay an extra day before or after the conference in Bedlewo.

Call for Abstracts

Everybody interested in cryptography is warmly invited to attend the meeting and present a contributed talk. The deadline for abstracts of contributed talks not longer than three pages is May 5, 2004. We will notify about the acceptance of contributed talks by May 20, 2004. Please send your extended abstract in the form of LaTeX or PDF file. The abstract should contain a general outline of a problem, main results and a list of references.

Conference Location

The conference will be held at the Mathematical Center in Bedlewo, Poznan, Poland. You can reach Poznan by air or by train (it takes approximately three hours) from Warsaw or Berlin. Please let us know the exact date and time of your arrival if you want to be picked up from the Poznan airport or railway station by a Bedlewo mini-bus (recommended). The distance between Poznan and Bedlewo is about 30 km. Getting to Bedlewo on your own is possible:
you can reach Bedlewo from Poznan by taxi. The estimated cost is 140 - 200 PLN (30 - 40 EUR); you can take a train from Poznan to Mosina, and then 13 kilometers by taxi. The cost of a taxi from Mosina to Bedlewo should be about 30 - 50 PLN (6 - 10 EUR).
In general, you have to be very careful with taxis, the prices vary in a very wide range. In Poznan the best is to call a taxi by telephone at the company Hallo Taxi (61) 8 216 216. There is a reduction for participants of WartaCrypt - the cost from Poznan to Bedlewo should be about 90 PLN (20 EUR).

See the map of the neighbourhood of Bedlewo.
See a city map of Poznan.

Additional information about the conference location and how to reach Bedlewo can be found at http://www.impan.gov.pl/Bedlewo/


If you are interested in other connections please look at the Polish Railways website or German Railways.

In case of any problems: (for example you are already in Poznan or Mosina and no buses, no taxi, no hope) call directly the Conference Center in Bedlewo at (61) 813 51 87 We will do our best to help you.


All participants will be staying on the premises of the Conference Center at Bedlewo, Poznan, Poland, in single or double rooms. Accompanying persons are welcome.
The total cost of a participant of the conference is 170 Euro (125euro for PhD students). The total cost of an accompanying person is 90 Euro.
The cost includes the stay for 3 days, all meals including a conference dinner, and the registration fee.
Please make your payment by bank transfer until June 10, 2004 to the following account:
(if you pay in PLN)
account number: 08-1030-1508-0000-0005-0319-0044 Bank Handlowy O/Warszawa
account holder: OK IM PAN w Bedlewie
make the following reference (important): WartaCrypt

(if you pay in EURO)
account number: 92-1060-0076-0000-4010-5011-3285 BPH PBK SA III O/Warszawa
swift code: BPHKPLPK (dla banku PBH PBK - wplaty w EUR) account holder: Instytut Matematyczny PAN, 00-956 Warszawa, ul. Sniadeckich 8
make the following reference (important): WartaCrypt

Exchange rate of zloty:
1 dolar = 4,05 zl
1 euro = 4,80 zl

We ask all the participants of the conference to fill in the registration form by May 31, 2004. This form can be updated at any time.
If you have any questions, please, do not hesitate to contact us by email

We wish all participants a pleasant and enjoyable stay in Bedlewo