Public Key Cryptography 2012 (PKC), May 21-23, 2012, Darmstadt, Germany
The 15th IACR International Conference on Practice and Theory of Public Key Cryptography (PKC 2012) was held at the Darmstadtium Congress Center in Darmstadt, Germany, on May 21--23, 2012. The organizing committee included Marc Fischlin (Program Chair) and Johannes Buchmann and Mark Manulis (General co-Chairs).
The technical program featured 41 papers selected from 188 submissions, along with an invited lecture on "Password-Based Authenticated Key Exchange" by David Pointcheval of ENS Paris. The conference attracted 128 delegates (including 50 students) from 22 countries. The social program included an excursion to the Schloss Auerbach including a welcome drink, followed by the conference dinner in the Hotel Brandhof.
The generous support of the conference sponsors was also an important factor for the success of the event, and is gratefully acknowledged.