International Association for Cryptologic Research

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The International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) is a non-profit scientific organization whose purpose is to further research in cryptology and related fields. The IACR sponsors some of the major conferences and workshops in the field of cryptography, publishes the Journal of Cryptology, and maintains the Cryptology ePrint Archive.

The IACR sponsors three annual conferences, Crypto, Eurocrypt and Asiacrypt; and four annual workshops, Fast Software Encryption (FSE), Public Key Cryptography (PKC), Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems (CHES) and the Theory of Cryptography Conference (TCC). A few other conferences and workshops are affiliated to the IACR.

The IACR was organised at the initiative of David Chaum at CRYPTO '82. CRYPTO '83 was the first conference officially sponsored by the IACR. In 2000, IACR had approximately 1000 members and its current president is Bart Preneel.

The IACR has established the IACR Fellows Program, an honor to bestow upon its exceptional members. There are currently 27 IACR Fellows: Tom Berson, David Chaum, Don Coppersmith, Whitfield Diffie, Ronald Rivest, Adi Shamir, Kevin McCurley, Gustavus Simmons, Jacques Stern, Gilles Brassard, Martin Hellman, Shafi Goldwasser, Hideki Imai, Silvio Micali, Ueli Maurer, Ralph Merkle, Moni Naor, George Blakley, Oded Goldreich, Arjen Lenstra, James Massey, Michael O. Rabin, Andrew Clark, Ivan Damgård, Yvo G. Desmedt, Jean-Jacques Quisquater and Andrew Yao.

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