PKC 2024

April 15-17, 2024

Sydney, Australia

General information

PKC 2024 will take place in Sydney, Australia on April 15-17, 2024. PKC 2024 is organized by the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR). Accepted papers will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

Important dates

Oct 15 2023

Submission deadline

Nov 27 2023

First round notification

Dec 2 2023

Rebuttal deadline

Dec 22 2023

Final notification

Jan 22 2024

Camera ready

Apr 15 2024

Conference begins

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Original research papers on all aspects of public-key cryptography, covering theory, implementations and applications, and related fields, are solicited for submission to PKC 2024. In more detail, areas of interest include research on:

  • public key schemes, such as their design and analysis (including side channel attacks), from its math to actual systems;
  • the design, proposal, and analysis of cryptographic primitives and protocols
  • public-key techniques in MPC or other protocols

Please note that pure information-theoretic and symmetric key subjects, e.g. block cipher design and attacks, are not in scope.

This year, we particularly welcome submissions on the theme of
  • “Democracy, national security, and surveillance.”

These submissions must still meet the acceptance criteria for PKC above. Please note that pure policy or law papers, while important, are not in scope.

Also, this year, we will be accepting SoK papers that evaluate, systematize, and contextualize existing knowledge, as such papers can provide a high value to our community. Suitable papers are those that provide an important new viewpoint on an established, major research area, support or challenge long-held beliefs in such an area with compelling evidence, or present a convincing, comprehensive new taxonomy of such an area. Survey papers without such insights are not appropriate and may be rejected without full review. Submissions will be distinguished by the prefix “SoK:” in the title and a checkbox on the submission form. These papers must meet the criteria above for inclusion in PKC, but will be assessed based on their treatment of existing work and value to the community, rather than on their new results.