Twelfth IACR Theory of Cryptography Conference
March 23 to 25, 2015
The Twelfth Theory of Cryptography
Conference (TCC 2015)
Call for papers
am EDT (8:00 am UTC) October 7
Notification of Decision
December 21, 2014
Proceedings Version Due
12, 2015 (10:00 UTC)
The Twelfth Theory of Cryptography Conference will be held in Warsaw, Poland, sponsored by the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR). Papers presenting original research on foundational and theoretical aspects of cryptography are sought. For more information about TCC, see the TCC manifesto.
Theory of Cryptography Conference deals
with the paradigms, approaches, and
techniques used to conceptualize natural
cryptographic problems and provide
algorithmic solutions to them. More
specifically, the scope of the conference
includes, but is not limited to the:
• Study of known paradigms, approaches, and techniques, directed towards their better understanding and utilization,
• Discovery of new paradigms, approaches and techniques that overcome limitations of the existing ones,
• Formulation and
treatment of new cryptographic problems,
• Study of notions of
security and relations among them,
• Modeling and analysis of cryptographic algorithms, and
• Study of the
complexity assumptions used in cryptography.
The Theory of Cryptography Conference is dedicated to providing a premier venue for the dissemination of results within its scope. The conference aims to provide a meeting place for researchers and to be instrumental in shaping the identity of the theoretical cryptography community.
The submission should begin with a title page, which should include the title, followed by the names, affiliations and contact information of all authors, and a short abstract. The introduction, which immediately follows the title page, should contain a scholarly exposition of ideas, techniques, and results, including motivation and a clear comparison of ideas, techniques, and results with related work. Submissions should be typeset with 11pt or larger font and reasonable spacing and margins. There is no page limit for submissions. However, reviewers are not required to read beyond the 14th page (not counting the title page), which means that
· the paper should be intelligible reading only the first 14 pages; and
· presentation quality will be a strong factor in the acceptance decision.
Submissions must not substantially duplicate work that was published in conference proceedings or journal articles elsewhere, or work that any of the authors has submitted in parallel to any other conference or workshop that has proceedings; see the IACR policy on irregular submissions for more information. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their paper at the conference. PC members are limited to two submissions per PC member.
Online posting: Papers that are not written well enough for public dissemination are probably also not ready for submission to TCC. Therefore, authors are strongly encouraged to post full versions of their submissions in a freely accessible online repository, such as the Cryptology ePrint archive. We encourage the authors to post such a version at the time of submission (in which case the authors should provide a link on the title page of their submission). At the minimum, we expect that authors of accepted papers will post a full version of their papers by the camera-ready deadline. Abstracts of accepted papers will be made public by the PC following notification.
Contacting the Authors
Submissions must include a corresponding author's email contact information. Since we are aiming to implement a more interactive review process this year, it is important that the corresponding author should be ready to receive and quickly provide answers to questions about their submissions by email throughout the review period.
Papers must be submitted electronically through the submission web page. The authors are allowed to revise the paper any number of times before the submission deadline, and only the latest submitted version will be seen by the PC. Therefore, the authors are advised not to wait until the last moment for the initial submission.
This prize is for the best paper authored solely by students, where a student is a person that is considered a student by the respective institution at the time of the paper's submission. Eligibility must be indicated in the "Comments to Chair" at the time of submission. The program committee may decline to make the award, or may split it among several papers.
Proceedings will be published in Springer-Verlag's Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series and will be available at the conference. Instructions for preparing the final proceedings version will be sent to the authors of accepted papers. The final copies of the accepted papers will be due on the camera-ready deadline listed above. This is a strict deadline, and authors should prepare accordingly.
Program CommitteeJoël Alwen (IST Austria)
Benny Applebaum (Tel Aviv Uni.)
Nir Bitansky (Tel Aviv Uni.)
Elette Boyle (Technion)
Kai-Min Chung (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Yevgeniy Dodis (NYU) (co-chair)
Nico Döttling (Aarhus University)
Sebastian Faust (EPFL)
Serge Fehr (CWI)
Sanjam Garg (IBM Research)
Shai Halevi (IBM Research)
Martin Hirt (ETH Zurich)
Dennis Hofheinz (KIT, Karlsruhe)
Thomas Holenstein (ETH Zurich)
Yuval Ishai (Technion)
Kaoru Kurosawa (Ibaraki Uni.)
Allison Lewko (Columbia Uni.)
Mohammad Mahmoody (Uni. Virginia)
Moni Naor (Weizmann Inst. of Science)
Jesper Buus Nielsen (Aarhus Uni.) (co-chair)
Chris Peikert (Geogia Inst. of Tech.)
Phil Rogaway (UC Davis)
Mariana Raykova (SRI)
abhi shelat (Uni. Virginia)
Stefano Tessaro (UC Santa Barbara)
Jon Ullman (Harvard Uni.)
Daniel Wichs (Northeastern Uni.)
Stefan Dziembowski (Uni. Warsaw)
Submission site: https://secure.iacr.org/websubrev/tcc2015/submit/
Program Chairs: Yevgeniy Dodis
and Jesper Buus
General Chair: Stefan Dziembowski
TCC Steering Committee Members: Mihir Bellare, Ivan Damgård, Shafi Goldwasser, Shai Halevi (chair), Russell Impagliazzo, Ueli Maurer, Silvio Micali, Moni Naor, and Tatsuaki Okamoto.
TCC web site: http://www.iacr.org/workshops/tcc/