IACR Cryptology Schools
Starting in 2014, the IACR sponsors a small number of Cryptology Schools providing intensive training on clearly identified topics in cryptology. The aim is to develop awareness and increased capacity for research in cryptology. See also the IACR official policy regarding Cryptology Schools.
A Cryptology School is typically held full-time for 4-5 days of intensive learning and constitutes an efficient way to provide high-quality training for graduate students, as well as for professionals. Attendance should be open to anyone who is interested and qualified.
In order to facilitate learning, a school is usually taught by a few domain experts with a focus on educating the audience rather than impressing with results. In line with the mission of IACR, a Cryptology School should enable the audience to advance the theory and practice of cryptology and related fields. At some schools graduate students may also get an opportunity to present their work and gather feedback from the experts and teachers.
Information on proposing an IACR Cryptology School.
Upcoming IACR Cryptology Schools
- ECC2016 Computational Algebraic Number Theory School,
September 1-September 7, 2016, İzmir, Turkey.
- COST-IACR School on Randomness in Cryptography,
November 14-November 18, 2016, Barcelona, Barcelona.
- IACR-SEAMS School "Cryptography: Foundations and New Directions",
November 27-December 4, 2016, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Past IACR Cryptology Schools
- School on Cryptographic Attacks,
October 13-October 16, 2014, Porto, Portugal.
- The Fourth Asian Workshop on Symmetric Key Cryptography - Cryptology School,
December 19-December 22, 2014, Chennai, India.
- School on Computer-aided Cryptography,
June 1-June 4, 2015, College Park, USA.
- SAC Summer School,
August 10-August 12, 2015, Sackville, Canada.
- Summer school of the 19th Workshop on Elliptic Curve Cryptography,
September 23-September 25, 2015, Bordeaux, France.
- School on Design and Security of Cryptographic Algorithms and Devices,
October 18-October 23, 2015, Sardinia, Italy.
- Blockchain Technologies; from cryptographic e-cash to modern cryptocurrency,
May 29-June 2, 2016, Corfu, Greece.
Non-IACR Cryptology Schools held in cooperation with the IACR
The IACR is able to sponsor only a few official Cryptology Schools per year. However, other schools take place in cooperation with the IACR
- Cryptography Summer School,
July 21-July 24, 2014, Bucharest, Romania.
- UbiCrypt Summer School crypt@b-it 2014,
July 28-August 1, 2014, Bochum, Germany.
- 5th Bar-Ilan Winter School on Cryptography: Advances in Practical MPC,
February 15-February 19, 2015, Tel Aviv, Israel.
- Asian Workshop on Symmetric Key Cryptography 2015 (School),
September 30-October 3, 2015, Singapore, Singapore.
- School on Design for a Secure IoT,
January 25-January 29, 2016, Tenerife, Spain.
- 1st CROSSING Winter School on Quantum Security,
January 25-January 29, 2016, Darmstadt, Germany.
- Spring School on Symmetric Cryptography,
March 17-March 19, 2016, Bochum, Germany.
- UbiCrypt Summer School crypt@b-it 2016, 25-29 July 2016, Bonn, Germany.,
July 25-July 29, 2016, Bonn, Germany.
- SAC Summer School,
August 8-August 9, 2016, St. John's, Canada.
- 11th IFIP Summer School on Privacy and Identity Management ,
August 21-August 26, 2016, Karlstad, Sweden.
For inquiries about IACR Cryptology Schools, please send an email to