IACR Test-of-Time Awards

The IACR Test-of-Time Award is given yearly for each one of the three IACR General Conferences (Eurocrypt, Crypto, and Asiacrypt). An award will be given at conference Y in year X to honor a paper published in conference Y in year X-15 which has had a lasting impact on the field.

More information about the Test-of-Time award can be found in the policy guidelines document .

TCC also organizes a Test-of-Time award for papers published at TCC according to a slightly different policy.

Award Recipients

2019 Recipients (for papers published in 2004)

From Eurocrypt 2004:
Fuzzy Extractors: How to Generate Strong Keys from Biometrics and Other Noisy Data , by Yevgeniy Dodis, Leonid Reyzin, Adam D. Smith

For introducing new techniques for entropy extraction from noisy data.

The full version of this Eurocrypt 2004 paper was later published in the SIAM Journal on Computing, 38 (1), 97-139, 2008 , together with Rafail Ostrovsky as an additional author. The authors gratefully acknowledge his contribution to their joint work.
From Crypto 2004:
Multicollisions in Iterated Hash Functions. Application to Cascaded Constructions , by Antoine Joux

For the development of an important attack on a widely-used class of collision resistant hash functions.
From Asiacrypt 2004:
How Far Can We Go Beyond Linear Cryptanalysis? , by Thomas Baignères, Pascal Junod, Serge Vaudenay

For introducing new techniques in linear cryptanalysis of block ciphers.


Nominations are welcomed by the selection committee, although a paper need not be nominated to win an award. Nominations for the 2020 award (for papers published in 2005) will be accepted at a later date.

Selection Committee (2019)

The selection committee in any year includes two members appointed by the IACR Board of Directors, and three program chairs of the current year's IACR general conferences as ex-officio members.

Contact information

The chair of the Selection Committee can be reached by email at .