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Summer School registration: Sep 5, 2014
Conference early registration: Sep 5, 2014
Date: Oct. 1-3, 2014


University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario

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On the 20th anniversary of Shor’s algorithms for breaking factoring and discrete log based cryptosystems, there is a new landscape of quantum tools and intensifying efforts worldwide to build large-scale quantum computers. The aim of PQCrypto is to serve as a forum for researchers to present results and exchange ideas on the topic of cryptography in an era with large-scale quantum computers. The conference will be preceded by a summer school on September 29-30, 2014.

Original research papers on all technical aspects of cryptographic research related to post-quantum cryptography are solicited. The topics include (but are not restricted to):

  • Cryptosystems that have the potential to be safe against quantum computers such as: hash-based signature schemes, lattice-based cryptosystems, code-based cryptosystems, multivariate cryptosystems and quantum cryptographic schemes;
  • Classical or quantum attacks (including on side-channels) on post-quantum cryptosystems;
  • Security models for the post-quantum era.

Important Dates

  • Submission by May 20th, 2014
  • Initial submission deadline: May 21, 2014
  • Final submission deadline: May 28, 2014
  • Notification: July 4, 2014
  • Final version: July 16, 2014

Instructions to Authors

Accepted papers will be published in the LNCS series of Springer. The length of the submission must be at most 12 pages, excluding references and appendices, in a single column format, in 11pt fonts and with reasonable margins. If the submission is accepted, the length of the final version will be at most 20 pages including references and appendices, in the llncs class format. Submissions must not substantially duplicate work that any of the authors has published in a journal or a conference/workshop with proceedings, or has submitted/is planning to submit before the author notification deadline to a journal or other conferences/workshops that have proceedings. The submission should begin with a title, the authors’ names and affiliations, a short abstract, and a list of key words, and its introduction should summarize the contributions of the paper at a level appropriate for a non-specialist reader. Submissions ignoring these guidelines may be rejected without further consideration.

The initial submission deadline is May 21, 2014.
Papers submitted by this deadline may be in draft form but must include a
title and an abstract. The final submission deadline is May 28, 2014.  Authors who submitted a paper by the May 21 deadline will be permitted to revise their papers anytime before the final submission deadline.

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