PKC 2022

March 7-11 2022


On November 29th 2021, due to the emergence of the omicron variant, the Japanese government decided to halt new entries from abroad. This means that even if this restriction was lifted, the government could potentially halt new entries from abroad again when other coronavirus variants appear. Although non-citizens of Japan with a certain certificate and visa were able to enter Japan until the halt of new entries, it was estimated to take two months to get these. Therefore, even if the government allows non-citizens to enter Japan again, we cannot guarantee that our in-person attendees can enter Japan and join the conference. For these reasons, and after discussing the situation, it has been decided to switch PKC 2022 to a virtual event. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, and we appreciate your understanding. Further updates will be posted here and on Twitter.

The International Conference on Practice and Theory of Public-Key Cryptography (PKC) is the main annual conference covering all aspects of public-key cryptography. PKC 2022 is sponsored by the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) and will take place in Virtual, Virtual on March 7-11 2022, assuming the global situation regarding COVID-19 permits this. It has almost been a quarter century since the conference was initiated 1998, and PKC 2022 is the 25th edition of the PKC conference.

Please visit the call for papers page while we work on adding more information to our other pages. We will also provide information via Twitter. Thank you for your patience.

Important Dates

Sep 16 2021

Submission deadline at 21:00 UTC

Nov 30 2021


Late Dec 2021

Camera-ready version due
(final deadline to be determined)

Mar 7 2022

Conference begins