SAC 2002 was the Ninth Annual Workshop on Selected Areas in Cryptography. Previous workshops have been held at Queen’s University in Kingston (1994, 1996, 1998, and 1999), Carleton University in Ottawa (1995 and 1997), University of Waterloo (2000), and the Fields Institute in Toronto (2001). The intent of the workshop is to provide a relaxed atmosphere in which researchers in cryptography can present and discuss new work on selected areas of current interest.
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the 9th Annual International Workshop on Selected Areas in Cryptology, SAC 2002, held in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, in August 2002.
The 25 revised full papers presented were carefully selected from 90 submissions during two rounds of reviewing and improvement. The papers are organized in topical sections on elliptic curve enhancements, SNOW, encryption schemes, differential attacks, Boolean functions and stream ciphers, block cipher security, signatures and secret sharing, MAC and hash constructions, and RSA and XTR enhancements.