Starting in 2014, IACR will sponsor a small number of Cryptology Schools providing intensive training on clearly identified topics in cryptology. The aim of this program is to develop awareness and increased capacity for research in cryptology.
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.
There are two rounds of submissions every year. The submission deadlines are:
- December 31st of year X-1: For schools that take place between March of year X and February of year X + 1.
- June 30th of year X: For schools that take place between September of year X and August of year X + 1.
For more information about this new program and how to prepare a proposal, please refer to http://www.iacr.org/schools/