Crypto 2022

August 13-18 2022

Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Call for Papers

General Information

Crypto 2022 will take place in Santa Barbara, CA, USA on August 13-18 2022. Crypto 2022 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 2022, the 42nd 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
  • applied aspects of cryptography

Important Dates

16 Feb 2022

Submission deadline at 11:59pm anywhere on earth (AOE) (Thursday 17 Feb 2022 11:59:59am UTC)

15 Apr 2022

Early rejections

19 May 2022

Paper notification

13 Aug 2022

Conference begins


Crypto 2022 will operate a two-round review system. 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. 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.

Rather than an explicit one-round rebuttal, the conference will use targeted (potentially multi-round) interaction between the PC and the authors, which can happen at any time during the review process. This interaction will be limited to PC requests for clarification, or asking authors to respond to objective criticisms (technical errors, insufficiently supported claims, etc.) that may significantly impact the reviewers' accept/reject recommendation. Authors will be provided additional details and guidance when receiving such questions from the PC.

In the second round the program committee further reviews the selected submissions by taking into account the interactive dicussion above. 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. All authors should be within four years of their PhD completion date. 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 fees waived. If the conference includes in-person activities, then a limited number of stipends are 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