August 17-21, 2014  
  Santa Barbara, CA, USA  

General Information

Call for Papers

The call for papers is also available in PDF.

Important Dates

Submission deadline:   February 10, 2014 at 22:00 UTC (5:00 pm EST)
First round of comments:   April 14, 2014
Responses to comments due:   April 17, 2014 at 22:00 UTC (6pm EDT)
Notification of decision:   May 19, 2014
Proceedings version due:   June 13, 2014
Conference:   August 17-21, 2014

General Information

Original contributions on all technical aspects of cryptology are solicited for submission to CRYPTO 2014, the 34th Annual International Cryptology Conference. This includes works on foundational, applied, and industry-related aspects of the discipline. Innovative, “outside the box” papers are particularly solicited. CRYPTO 2014 is sponsored by the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR), in cooperation with the Computer Science Department of the University of California, Santa Barbara.


Instructions for Authors

Submissions must be at most 12 pages, excluding references and appendices. The paper must be in single-column format, use at least 11-point fonts, and have reasonable margins. Submissions should begin with a title, a short abstract, and a list of keywords. The introduction should summarize the paper’s contributions at a level understandable to a non-expert in the field. Reviewers are not required to read appendices, so papers should be intelligible without them. Submissions must be presented in a way that allows the understanding and verification of the claimed results with reasonable time and effort.

Submissions must be anonymous, with no author names, affiliations, or obvious references. It is recognized that, at times, information regarding the identities of authors may become public outside the paper submission process. The PC will ignore this external information.

Submissions should be prepared using LaTeX and submitted as PDF using type-1 fonts (see this page for help). Papers must be submitted electronically; a detailed description of the electronic submission procedure will be provided.

Submissions must not substantially duplicate work that any of the authors published, submitted, or are planning to submit before the notification date to any journal or conference/workshop with proceedings. Accepted submissions may not appear in any other conference or workshop that has proceedings. The program committee may share information about submitted papers with other conference chairs to ensure adherence to this policy. Authors uncertain whether their submission conforms to IACR policy should contact the program chairs. The authors of submitted papers guarantee that their paper will be presented at the conference by one of the authors if it is accepted.

Submissions not meeting any of the guidelines above risk rejection without consideration of their merits.

Best Young Researcher Paper Award

In a continuing effort to promote independent work by young researchers, this year we again plan to have in addition to the general best paper award, a prize for the best paper that is authored exclusively by young researchers. To be eligible, all co-authors must be either full-time students or have received their PhD degree in 2012 or later. As usual, awards will be given only if deserving papers are identified.

Interim Reviews and Rebuttal

Authors will be given the opportunity to comment on the initial reviews written on their submissions. Commenting is optional; it is not a requirement. The dates are listed above. Additional details regarding the format and exact procedure will be provided.


Proceedings will be published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science series, and will be available at the conference, either physically or electronically. Instructions for the preparation of the proceedings version will be sent to the authors of accepted papers. Authors will need to provide a signed IACR Copyright form along with the proceedings version of their papers.


A limited number of stipends will be available to those unable to obtain funding to attend the conference, and to students having an accepted paper that they will present. Requests for stipends should be addressed to the general chair.

Program Committee

Yevgeniy Dodis   NYU, USA
Orr Dunkelman   U. of Haifa, Israel
Serge Fehr   CWI, The Netherlands
Pierre-Alain Fouque   U. Rennes 1, France
Craig Gentry   IBM Research, USA
Vipul Goyal   MSR, India
Nadia Heninger   U. of Pennsylvania, USA
Thomas Holenstein   ETH, Switzerland
Yuval Ishai   Technion, Israel
Dimitar Jetchev   EPFL, Switzerland
Aggelos Kiayias   U. of Athens, Greece
Kaoru Kurosawa   Ibaraki U., Japan
Alexander May   U. Bochum, Germany
Ilya Mironov   MSR, USA
Payman Mohassel   U. of Calgary, Canada
Jörn Müller-Quade   KIT, Germany
Maria Naya-Plasencia   INRIA, France
Claudio Orlandi   Aarhus U., Denmark
Rafael Pass   Cornell U., USA
Chris Peikert   Georgia Tech, USA       
Krzysztof Pietrzak   IST Austria
Leo Reyzin   Boston U., USA
Ron Rivest   MIT, USA
Amit Sahai   UCLA, USA
Gil Segev   Hebrew U., Israel
Elaine Shi   U. of Maryland, USA        
Tom Shrimpton   Portland State U., USA
Alice Silverberg   UC Irvine, USA
Marc Stevens   CWI, The Netherlands
Katsuyuki Takashima   Mitsubishi Electric, Japan
Stefano Tessaro   UCSB, USA
Vinod Vaikuntanathan   MIT, USA
Gilles Van Assche   STM, Belgium
M. Venkitasubramaniam   U. of Rochester, USA               
Ivan Visconti   U. of Salerno, Italy
Bogdan Warinschi   U. of Bristol, UK             
Brent Waters   UT Austin, USA
Vassilis Zikas   UCLA, USA

Advisory Member

Ran Canetti
Boston U., USA and Tel-Aviv U., Israel
CRYPTO 2013 Program Co-Chair

Contact Information

General Chair:

Alexandra (Sasha) Boldyreva
Georgia Institute of Technology
266 First Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332 USA


Program Co-chairs:

Juan Garay
Yahoo Labs
701 First Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94089, USA
  Rosario Gennaro
The City College of New York
Shepard Hall, 279
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031, USA