Call for Affiliated Events

IACR is soliciting for affiliated events to be held in conjunction with Crypto 2024 Saturday, August 17, and/or Sunday, Aug 18, 2024. 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.) can be chosen by the organizers.

Affiliated events can be 1-2 days long.

Proposals for events should be submitted by email to the affiliated events chair:

Important Dates

15 Mar 2024 Submission deadline
27 Mar 2024 Acceptance notification

Affiliated Events Chair

Adeline Roux-Langlois


Information to Submitters

The proposal submitters need to identify a topic and decide on the format. Upon acceptance the submitter is in charge of coordinating the program and engaging with the speakers. They are expected to maintain an updated website (which will be linked from the crypto website), containing all relevant information for the participants.

From the perspective of venue logistics, the organization of an affiliated event is relatively easy. The registration process as well as the local organization is done by the IACR (via the general and workshop chairs).

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

Any additional costs (e.g. reimbursements to invited speakers, printing proceedings, etc.) are solely the responsibility of the individual event organizer.

Submission Format for Affiliated Event Proposals

To propose an Affiliated Event, please send an email to the workshop chair with a pdf file containing the following information:

  • Name of the event (and possible Acronymous),
  • Names and contact information of the organizers,
  • Abstract summarizing the proposed event and its justification,
  • Length of event (1-2 days); if 1 day, indicate flexibility for dates,
  • Format of the event (e.g.,workshop with submitted/invited talks, tutorial, panel, etc.) and potential speakers (if applicable, not complete, and no commitment),
    • If the workshop has a submission process indicate: potential committee members; a draft of the relevant call (including expected dates such as submission deadline, notification, etc.).
  • Estimated number of attendees total and an expected number of student attendees,
  • List of specific potential attendees (not complete, and no commitment); this will help coordinate timing of events that might overlap in audience.
  • List of specific potential attendees (not complete, and no commitment); this will help coordinate timing of events that might overlap in audience.
  • A one-paragraph biographical sketch for each organizer, describing relevant qualifications, including:
    • Research and conference/workshop organizing experience,
    • Funding sources that may be used (and for what purposes),
    • Information of previous similar events (incl. organizational information such as attendance number), if applicable,
    • Link to draft website (if exists).

Proposal Evaluation Criteria

Given the limited amount of conference rooms available, 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.