Call for papers

Original research papers on all technical aspects of cryptology are solicited for submission to ASIACRYPT 2012, the 18th AnnualInternational Conference on Theory and Application of Cryptology and Information Security. The conference is organized by the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) in cooperation with the China Association for Cryptologic Research (CACR). The conference homepage is

Important dates

Submission Deadline: May 20, 2012 23:59:59 UTC
Notifications to Authors: August 16, 2012
Proceedings Version Deadline: September 9, 2012
ASIACRYPT 2012 Conference: December 2-6, 2012


Students whose papers have been accepted and who present their talk at the conference will have their registration waived. A limited number of stipends are available to those unable to obtain funding to attend the conference. Students presenting their papers will be given preference. Requests for registration waiver and/or stipends should be addressed to General Chair.

Instruction for Authors

Submissions must not substantially duplicate work that any of the authors has published elsewhere or has submitted in parallel to a journal or any other conference/workshop that has proceedings. IACR reserves the right to share information about submissions with other program committees to detect parallel submissions and the IACR policy on irregular submissions will be strictly enforced. For further details, see

The submission must be anonymous with no author names, affiliations or obvious references. The length of the submission must be at most 14 pages excluding references and appendices. The text should be in a single column format, in at least 11-point fonts and have reasonable margins. The length of the final versions for Springer¡¯s LNCS will be at most 18 pages including everything. The submission should begin with a title, a short abstract and a list of keywords. The introduction should summarize the contributions of the paper at the level understandable for a non-expert reader. The reviewers are not required to read appendices¡ªthe paper should be intelligible without them. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits.

It is strongly encouraged that submissions be processed in LaTeX. Authors should refer to the instructions listed on for typesetting their manuscripts. These instructions are mandatory for the final papers. Submitted papers must be in PDF format and should be submitted electronically. A detailed description of the electronic submission procedure will be announced at the conference homepage. The submission server is

The proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series and will be available at the conference. Authors of accepted papers must complete the IACR copyright assignment form at for their work to be published in the proceedings, and guarantee that their paper will be presented at the conference.