PKC 2021

May 9-13, 2021


This is the 24th edition of the International Conference on Practice and Theory of Public-Key Cryptography (PKC), the main annual conference with an explicit focus on public-key cryptography, sponsored by IACR, the International Association for Cryptologic Research. Original research papers on all aspects of public-key cryptography, covering theory, implementations and applications, are solicited for submission to PKC 2021. Given NIST's efforts on standardization of post-quantum cryptography (PQC), this year PQC constructions and cryptanalysis will receive special attention. Accepted papers will be published by Springer in their Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

Important Dates

November 13, 2020

Submission deadline at 21:59:59 UTC

February 5, 2021

Author notification

February 26, 2021

Camera-ready version due

May 9-13, 2021


For further details, consult the paper submission page.

Website Updates

March 4, 2021

Accepted papers online

February 17, 2021

The conference will be held online. Details to follow.

January 25, 2021

Important dates updated

October 27, 2020

Submission server online

October 16, 2020

Program committee online

September 28, 2020

Website launched