Crypto 2021

August 15-19 2021

Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Call for Papers

General Information

Crypto 2021 will take place in Santa Barbara, CA, USA on August 15-19 2021. Crypto 2021 is organized by the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR). The proceedings will be published by Springer in the LNCS series.

Original contributions on all technical aspects of cryptology are solicited for submission to Crypto 2021, the 41st Annual International Cryptology Conference. Submissions are welcomed on any cryptographic topic including but not limited to:

  • foundational theory and mathematics;
  • the design, proposal, and analysis of cryptographic primitives and protocols;
  • secure implementation and optimization in hardware or software;
  • and applied aspects of cryptography

Important Dates

24 Feb 2021

Submission deadline at 21:00 UTC

20 Mar 2021

Workshop proposal submission deadline at 23:59 UTC

1 April 2021

Workshop proposal notification of decision

16 Apr 2021

First round paper notifications

23 Apr 2021

Paper rebuttals due

21 May 2021

Final decision notification

15 Aug 2021

Conference begins

For further details, consult the paper submission page.


Crypto 2021 will operate a two-round review system with a rebuttal phase. In the first round, the program committee selects the submissions that will proceed to the second round, and the authors receive the first-round notification with review comments. The authors of the selected submissions are invited to submit a text-based rebuttal letter to the review comments.

The submissions that have not been selected during the first round of reviews may be submitted to other conferences after the first round notification date.

In the second round, the program committee further reviews the selected submissions by taking into account their rebuttal letters. The committee then makes the final decision of acceptance or rejection.


The Program Committee may choose one or more papers to receive an overall Best Paper Award. In a continuing effort to promote independent work by researchers at early stages of their careers, the Program Committee may also award a prize for the best paper(s) authored exclusively by early-career researchers. To be eligible, all co-authors must be full/part-time students or have received their doctoral degrees in 2019 or later. As usual, awards will only be given if deserving papers are identified.


Students whose papers have been accepted and who present their talks at the conference will have their registration waived. If the conference occurs in-person (not virtually), then a limited number of stipends will be available to those unable to obtain funding to attend the conference. Students in under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Application instructions will be posted together with other registration information.

Program Co-Chairs

Program Committee

Advising Members

General Chair