Call for Papers
PQCrypto aim is to serve as a forum for researchers to present results and exchange ideas in post-quantum cryptography. Original research papers on all technical aspects of cryptographic research related to the future world with large quantum computers are solicited. The topics include (but are not restricted to):

  • (public key) cryptosystems that have the potential to resist possible future quantum computers such as: hash-based Merkle-type signature schemes, lattice-based cryptosystems, code-based cryptosystems, multivariate cryptosystems and quantum cryptographic schemes;
  • classical and quantum attacks including side-channel attacks on the post-quantum cryptosystems;
  • security models for the post-quantum era.

Call for Papers in PDF format

Call for Papers in Plain format

Key Dates
Submission deadline by Notification to authors by
  • Submission deadline: November 22, 2009
  • Notification of acceptance: February 1, 2010
  • Camera-ready deadline: February 28, 2010
  • Registration deadline for authors: tba
  • Conference: May 25-28, 2010
The proceedings will be available at the conference and they will be published by Springer in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).
Instructions for Authors
Accepted papers will be published in the LNCS series of Springer. The paper should be at most 12 pages excluding the bibliography and appendices, and at most 20 pages total using at least 11-point font and reasonable margins. The authors are encouraged to prepare their submission in Latex following Springer's guideline.

Submissions must not substantially duplicate work that any of the authors has published elsewhere or has submitted in parallel to any other conference or workshop with formally published proceedings. Accepted submissions may not appear in any other conference or workshop with 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 risk rejection without consideration of their merits.

Recent Results Session
During the conference, an afternoon will be dedicated to a "recent results session" consisting of talks of 15 to 30 minutes. The aim of this session is to stimulate discussion on hot new post-quantum topics.

We invite anyone (including PhD students) interested in giving a talk during this afternoon to send us (Markus Rückert and Matthieu Finiasz) a title and abstract for their presentation, as soon as possible, by email to:

Of course, these talks have to fit in the scope of the PQCrypto conference. Depending on the number of propositions we get, we might have to make a selection, as we want to give the speakers enough time to explain their results (this is not a 2 minute rump session!). These talks will not be included in the proceedings of PQCrypto and speakers are free to submit their work to other conferences (or to present works already submitted elsewhere). The deadline for submitting the proposal is April 19th.