Call for Papers

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Important Dates

Submission deadline:
September 10, 2012, 8:00 UTC (17:00 JST)
Author notification:
November 23, 2012
Camera-ready copy:
December 14, 2012

General Information

Original research papers on all technical aspects of public key cryptography are solicited for submission to PKC 2013, the 16th International Conference on Practice and Theory in Public Key Cryptography.

Papers suggesting novel paradigms, original directions, or non-traditional perspectives are especially welcome.

Instructions for Authors

The submission should be at most 12 pages excluding the bibliography and appendices, using reasonable margins and 11pt fonts. The submitted paper should be self-contained and intelligible without appendices, as committee members are not required to read them. Authors are encouraged to prepare their submission following Springer's guidelines.

Submissions must be fully anonymous, with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgments, or obvious references. The submission should begin with a title, a short abstract, and a list of keywords, and the introduction should summarize the contributions of the paper at a level appropriate for a non-specialist reader. Submissions ignoring these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits. If accepted, one of the authors is expected to present the paper at the conference.

Submissions must not substantially duplicate work that any of the authors has published elsewhere, or has submitted in parallel to any journal or any other conference/workshop with proceedings. Accepted submissions may not appear in any other conference or workshop with proceedings. Submissions violating these rules will be rejected and may entail further consequences. 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.

Conference Chairs

Program Chair
Kaoru Kurosawa, Ibaraki University, Japan
General Chair
Goichiro Hanaoka, AIST, Japan
Local Organizing co-Chairs
Takeshi Chikazawa, IPA, Japan
Ryo Nojima, NICT, Japan

Program Committee