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Instructions for Authors
Submissions must be at most 30 pages excluding any auxiliary
supporting material, and using the Springer LNCS format (in
particular, do not modify the LNCS default font sizes or
margins). Details on the Springer LNCS format can be
It is strongly encouraged that submissions are processed in
LaTeX. All submissions must have page numbers (e.g., using
must be submitted electronically in PDF format.
All submissions will be blind-refereed and thus must be
anonymous, with no author names, affiliations,
acknowledgments, or obvious references. Submissions should
begin with a title, a short abstract, and a list of keywords,
followed by an introduction, a main body and an appendix (if
any), within 30 pages. References must also be included but
need not fit in the 30 page limit. The introduction should
summarize the contributions of the paper at the level
understandable for a non-expert reader.
Optionally, if an author desires, a zip file of clearly-marked auxiliary
supporting material can be appended to the submission. The
auxiliary supporting material has no prescribed form or page
limit and might be used, for instance, to provide program
code, additional experimental data, etc. If the paper has previously
been submitted (including to other venues), authors are strongly
encouraged to submit prior reviews, together with a description of
the authors' responses, as part of the auxiliary .zip file.
The reviewers are not required to
read the auxiliary supporting material and submissions should
be intelligible without it.
Systematization of knowledge papers must be identified by
the prefix "SoK:" in the title.
Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection
without consideration of their merits.
Oct 15 2023
Nov 27 2023
First round notification
Extended to Dec 4 2023
Dec 22 2023
Feb 15 2024
Student stipends open
Feb 15 2024
Early registration opens
Apr 15 2024
The final published version of an
accepted paper is expected to closely match the submitted 30
For papers that are accepted, the length of the proceedings
version will be at most 30 pages plus references, using Springer’s standard
fonts, font sizes, and margins (an earlier version of this webpage mistakenly said that
references were included in the 30 pages - they're not). The proceedings will be
published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer
Science series and will be available at the
conference. Authors of accepted papers must complete
the IACR copyright assignment
form for their work to be published in the
proceedings. Moreover, authors of accepted papers must
guarantee that their paper will be presented at the conference
and agree that the presentations will be video recorded during
the event. The camera-ready version of the accepted articles
will be automatically uploaded to
the IACR ePrint server.
Submissions must not substantially duplicate work that any of
the authors has published elsewhere or has submitted in
parallel to a journal or any other conference/workshop that
has proceedings. Accepted submissions may not appear in any
other conference or workshop that has proceedings. IACR
reserves the right to share information about submissions with
other program committees to detect parallel submissions and
the IACR policy on
irregular submissions will be strictly enforced.
Articles will not be reviewed by reviewers who have a conflict
of interest with at least one author of the submission. Submissions
must adhere to the
IACR Policy on Conflicts of Interest.
The Program Committee may select a paper for the best paper award.
Conflicts of Interest
Authors, program committee members, and reviewers must
follow the IACR Policy on Conflicts of Interest, available from
In particular, the authors of each submission are asked during the
submission process to identify all members of the Program Committee who
have an automatic conflict of interest (COI) with the submission. A reviewer1 has an automatic COI with an author if:
one is or was the thesis advisor to the other, no matter how long ago;
they shared an institutional affiliation within the prior two
they published two or more jointly authored works in the last three years3; or
they are immediate family members4
A reviewer has an automatic COI with a submission if:
the reviewer has an automatic COI with any of its authors;
the reviewer is authoring a paper (in submission5 or in
preparation) whose content substantially overlaps with that of the
the reviewer has made a contribution to the submission (i.e. the
submission is the result of a collaboration that did not result in
the reviewer's authorship)
Any further COIs of importance should be separately disclosed. It is
the responsibility of all authors to ensure correct reporting of COI
information. Submissions with incorrect or incomplete COI information
may be rejected without consideration of their merits.
COIs are not restricted to automatic ones, others
being possible. COIs beyond automatic COIs could involve financial,
intellectual, or personal interests. Examples include closely
related technical work, cooperation in the form of joint projects
or grant applications, business relationships, close personal
friendships, instances of personal enmity. Full transparency is of
utmost importance, authors and reviewers must disclose to the
chairs or editor any circumstances that they think may create bias,
even if it does not raise to the level of a COI. The editor or
program chair will decide if such circumstances should be treated
as a COI.
1 Reviewers include program committee members for
conference publications, editorial board members for journal
publications (Journal of Cryptology) and journal-conference hybrid
publications (ToSC and TCHES), sub-reviewers, referees for journal
publications, and individuals doing ad hoc reviews for a program
chair or editor
2 Sharing an institutional affiliation means working at
the same location/campus of the same company/university. It does
not include separate universities of the same system nor distant
locations of the same company.
3 Jointly authored work refers to jointly authored
papers and books, whether formally published or just posted online,
resulting from collaboration on a scientific problem. It usually
does not include joint editorial functions, like a jointly edited
proceedings volume. For online publication, the first posting (not
revisions) is the relevant date. Multiple versions of a paper
(conference, ePrint, journal) count as a single paper.
4 Immediate family members include at least parents,
children, siblings, spouse, or significant other.
5 The date relevant for a paper in submission is the
date when it was submitted.