International Association for Cryptologic Research

Welcome to the third electronic issue of the IACR Newsletter!

This issue contains information about the upcoming Crypto '99 conference, the upcoming IACR elections, and a mix of further items about IACR's activities.

Under Bridge Tournament Deals, we bring a real-world problem in secure randomness generation to the attention of IACR's cryptographers. Poor random generators have apparently been in use to generate bridge tournament deals and have led to dissatisfaction about computer-generated deals. Cryptography and bridge certainly share common ways of thinking, which is apparent by large number of people interested in both!

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The next issue of the IACR Newsletter is scheduled for publication in October. However, announcements will be posted on the IACR Website as soon as possible.

Christian Cachin
IACR Newsletter Editor

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