TCC 2013: Call for Papers

Important Dates:


March 3-6, 2013

Submission Deadline

16:00 Tokyo Time (Japan Standard Time), September 1, 2012

Notification of Decision

December 1, 2012

Proceedings Version Due

December 24, 2012

Conference site: here
Submission site: Submission Server

The Tenth Theory of Cryptography Conference will be held in Tokyo, Japan, sponsored by the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR). Papers presenting original research on foundational and theoretical aspects of cryptography are sought.

The Theory of Cryptography Conference deals with the paradigms, approaches, and techniques used to conceptualize natural cryptographic problems and provide algorithmic solutions to them. More specifically, the scope of the conference includes, but is not limited to the:

The Theory of Cryptography Conference is dedicated to providing a premier venue for the dissemination of results within its scope. The conference aims to provide a meeting place for researchers and to be instrumental in shaping the identity of the theoretical cryptography community.

Instructions for authors: The submission should begin with a title, followed by the names, affiliations and contact information of all authors, and a short abstract. The Introduction should contain a scholarly exposition of ideas, techniques, and results, including motivation and a clear comparison of ideas, techniques, and results with related work. Submissions should be typeset with 11pt or larger font and reasonable spacing and margins. There is no page limit for submissions. However, reviewers are not required to read beyond the 14th page (not counting the title page); the paper should be intelligible reading only the first 14 pages. Submissions must not substantially duplicate work that was published in conference proceedings or journal articles elsewhere, or work that any of the authors has submitted in parallel to any other conference or workshop that has proceedings. Submissions must include a corresponding author's email contact information; the corresponding author should be ready to receive and quickly provide answers to questions about their submissions by email. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their paper at the conference.  PC members are limited to two submissions per PC member.

Authors are encouraged to post full versions of their submissions to the Crypto eprint archive.

Submission instructions: Papers must be submitted electronically through the submission web page. Electronic submissions must conform to the procedure described in the submission server and must be received by the deadline indicated above. Electronic submission via the described interface is the only form of submission considered.

Best student paper award: This prize is for the best paper authored solely by students, where a student is a person that is considered a student by the respective institution at the time of the paper's submission. Eligibility must be indicated in the "Comments to Chair" at the time of submission. The program committee may decline to make the award, or may split it among several papers.

Proceedings: Proceedings will be published in Springer-Verlag's Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series and will be available at the conference. Instructions for preparing the final proceedings version will be sent to the authors of accepted papers. The final copies of the accepted papers will be due on December 24, 2012. This is a strict deadline, and authors should prepare accordingly.

Program Committee:

Program Chair: Amit Sahai
General Chairs: Masayuki Abe, Tatsuaki Okamoto

TCC Steering Committee Members: Mihir Bellare, Ivan Damgård, Oded Goldreich (chair), Shafi Goldwasser, Shai Halevi, Russell Impagliazzo, Ueli Maurer, Silvio Micali, Moni Naor, and Tatsuaki Okamoto.

TCC web site: