Crypto 2021

August 15-19 2021

Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Affiliated Events

The 41st annual International Cryptology Conference, Crypto 2021 will take place August 15-19 2021 either virtually or in-person (TBD). Crypto 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 2021 on Saturday, August 14 and/or Sunday, August 15. 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.

At this time it is unknown if we will be able to have a physical component of Crypto and workshops. Proposals must acknowledge this, and explain how they plan to adapt to developing conditions. Specifically, proposals must specify which subset of options they wish to support: in- person only or virtual only.

Call for Affiliated Events

Affiliated events can be 1-2 days long. Proposals for events should be submitted by email to the Crypto 2021 workshop chair at by March 20, 2021 (23:59 UTC).

The Crypto 2021 workshop organizers will provide for each event:

For an in-person meeting:
For a virtual meeting:

Information to Submitters

The organization of an affiliated event is supposed to be relatively easy. The entire registration process as well as the local organization is done by the IACR (via the Crypto 2021 general and workshop chairs). The proposal submitters need to identify a topic and decide on the format, and upon acceptance coordinate the program/ speakers.

The registration fee for attendees of affiliated events will be charged via the Crypto 2021 registration process and will cover the incurred costs for the location and equipment. Being registered for a given day of workshop enables a participant to attend any of the workshops of that particular day.

Any 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 2021 website), containing all relevant information for participants.

Submission Format for Affiliated Event Proposals

Proposals for Crypto 2021 affiliated events should include the following information in this order:

  1. COVID-19 preparedness information including:
  2. Name (and possible acronym) of the event
  3. Names and contact information of the organizers
  4. Length of event (1-2 days); if 1 day, indicate flexibility for Saturday/Sunday
  5. A proposed format (workshop with submitted/invited talks, tutorial, panel, etc) and potential speakers (if applicable, not complete, and no commitment)
  6. Abstract summarizing the proposed event and its justification
  7. In the case of a submission process:
  8. Estimated number of attendees total and an expected number of student attendees
  9. List of specific potential attendees (not complete, and no commitment) – This will help coordinate timing of events that might overlap in audience
  10. A one-paragraph biographical sketch for each organizer, describing relevant qualifications, including research and conference/workshop organizing experience
  11. Funding sources that may be used (and for what purposes)
  12. Information of previous similar events (incl. organizational information such as attendance number), if applicable
  13. Link to draft website (if exists)

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

Important Dates

Mar 20 2021

Submission deadline for proposals at 23:59 UTC

Apr 1 2021

Notification of decision

Proposal Evaluation Criteria

Given the limited amount of conference rooms available and our support capability for virtual events, events will be selected 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.