Crypto 2018

August 19-23, 2018

Affiliated events

August 17-19, 2018

Santa Barbara, USA

Call for Affiliated Events (deadline has passed)

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The 38th annual International Cryptology Conference, Crypto 2018, will be held at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), August 19-23, 2018. It is one of the three flagship conferences of the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR).

IACR is soliciting for affiliated events to be held in conjunction with Crypto 2018 on Saturday, August 18, and/or Sunday, August 19. Each such event is expected to provide a forum discussing a specific topic of the broad cryptographic world (theory, practice, implementation, standardizations, etc.). The format of the event (e.g., workshop, tutorial, etc.) is up to the organizers.

Affiliated Events

Affiliated events must be 1-2 days long. Submissions of proposals for events should be done by email to the Crypto 2018 workshop chair at , by January 10, 2018, at 23:59 PST.

The Crypto conference organizers will provide for each event:

  • Lecture hall with a projector
  • 2 coffee breaks (lunch will be provided at the attendees’ expense at UCSB food services)
  • Internet access
  • Registration services (website, registration desk, nametags, etc.)

Information to Submitters

The organization of an affiliated event is supposed to be relatively easy. The entire registration operation as well as the local organization is done by the IACR (via the Crypto 2018 general chair). The submitters need to identify a topic and decide on the talks and/or panels.

The registration fee will be charged by Crypto for attendees of affiliated events. The registration for a given day of workshop include attendance to any of the workshops of the day. From these fees, Crypto will cover the cost for venue, projector + screen, registration, 2 coffee breaks, and Internet access. Additional costs (for example, costs of the program, reimbursements to invited speakers, or printing proceedings) fall into the responsibility of the individual event organizers.

The organizers of the accepted events are expected to maintain an updated website (which will be linked from the Crypto 2018 webpage), containing all relevant information for participants.

An Affiliated Event Proposal Submission

Proposals should include in this order:

  1. Name (and possible acronym) of the event
  2. Names and contact information of the organizers
  3. Length of event (1-2 days). If 1 day, indicate flexibility for Saturday/Sunday.
  4. A proposed format (submitted talks, invited talks, panels, etc.) and potential speakers (if applicable)
  5. Abstract summarizing the proposed event and its justification
  6. In the case of a submission process:
    • Potential committee members
    • A draft of the relevant call (including expected dates)
  7. Estimated number of attendees, and expected number of attendees who are students
  8. List of specific potential attendees (not complete, and no commitment). This will help us coordinate timing of events that might overlap in audience.
  9. A one-paragraph biographical sketch for each organizer, describing relevant qualifications, including research and conference/workshop organizing experience
  10. Additional funding sources that may be used (and for what purposes)
  11. If a similar event has been organized before (and if so, information about the previous event, such as attendance numbers)
  12. Link to draft website (if exists)

A file (preferably in PDF) containing all the above information should be sent to by the submission deadline.

Optional template.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline for Proposals: January 10, 2018, 23:59 PST

Notification will be sent by: January 31, 2018.

Proposal Evaluation Criteria

Given the limited amount of halls in the venue, we will select events based on their novelty, importance, and interest that they may have in the cryptographic community.

The agreement of leading members of the cryptographic community to engage with the event (as speakers or committee members) will be taken into account.

For questions, please contact the workshop chair at