Call For Papers
International Conference on Cryptology

May 7-9, 2018, Marrakesh, Morocco

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Africacrypt 2018 will be no exception to other past Africacrypt conferences. It will seek excellent contributions to the field, and attract position keynotes.
In addition to providing an international forum for researchers and academics from all over the world for presenting and discussing recent advances in cryptology and its applications, Africacrypt 2018 ambitions to attract practionners from governemnt, industry and private sector interested in cryptology and its applications.

Conference topics

The conference seeks original contributions in any area of cryptology or related fields. We welcome submissions about, but not limited to:

  • Secret-key cryptography (block ciphers, stream ciphers, MACs, etc.)
  • Secret-key cryptanalysis
  • Cryptographic hash functions
  • Public-key cryptography (identification protocols, digital signatures, encryption, etc.)
  • Public-key cryptanalysis
  • Post Quantum cryptography
  • Cryptographic protocols
  • Anonymity (electronic commerce and payment, electronic voting, etc.)
  • Security proofs
  • Foundations and complexity theory
  • Information theory
  • Number theory, elliptic curves, lattices and coding theory
  • Efficient implementations and practical applications

Proceedings and Presentations

The proceedings with revised selected papers will be published in Springer-Verlag’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science (see Instructions for authors below). Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the conference.

Important Dates

Paper Submission deadline Extended till January 10, 2018
Paper Acceptance notification February 20, 2018
Camera-ready version February 27, 2018
Conference Dates May 7-9, 2018

Conference Organizers

General chair Tajjeeddine Rachidi (Alakhawayn University in Ifrane)
Program chair Antoine Joux (Chaire de Cryptologie de la Fondation de l’UPMC-Sorbonne Universités, Paris, France)
Co-program chair Abderrahmane Nitaj (Caen Univ., France)
Co-program chair Tajjeeddine Rachidi (Alakhawayn University in Ifrane)

Instructions for Authors

Submissions must be in English, and must not be substantially duplicate work that any of the authors has published elsewhere or has submitted in parallel to any journal or other conference or workshop that has proceedings.

Submissions will take place entirely via a web system via the conferencesubmission page.

All submissions will be blind reviewed. The paper must be anonymous, with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgements, or obvious references. It should begin with a title, a short abstract, and a list of keywords.

The final proceedings version will be a paper of at most 20 pages in the llncs style, and clear instructions will be sent to the authors of accepted papers. Thus, the document submitted (excluding clear marked appendices) should correspond to what the authors expect to be published if their paper is accepted without modification. We therefore strongly recommend that authors check whether their paper (without appendices) will fit within the above LNCS space constraints (see guidelines for paper preparation and Latex style

Committee members are not required to review more than that, so the paper should be intelligible and self-contained within this length. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits.

Program Committee

Elena Andreeva, KU Leuven, Belgium
Hatem M. Bahig, Uni., Cairo, Egypt
Magali Bardet, Uni. Rouen, France
Hussain Benazza, Uni. Meknes, Morocco
Colin Boyd, Uni. Science and Technology, Norway
Dario Catalano, Uni. Catania, Italy
Xing Chaoping, Nanyang Tech. Uni., Singapore
Sherman S.M. Chow, Chinese Uni. Hong Kong
Nicolas Courtois, Uni. College London, U.K.
Luca De Feo, Uni. Versaille, France
Milena Djukanovic, Uni. Monteegro, Montenegro
Nadia EL Mrabet, Uni. Paris 8, France
Pierre-Alain Fouque, Uni. Rennes I, France
Gottfried Herold, Ruhr-Uni. Bochum, Germany
Javier Herranz, Uni. Catalunya, Spain
Sorina Ionica, Uni. Picardie, France
Tetsu Iwata, Nagoya Uni., Japan
Juliane Kramer, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Fabien Laguillaumie, Uni. Lyon I, France
Tancrde Lepoint, SRI International, USA
Ayoub Otmani, Uni. Rouen, France
Duong Hieu Phan, Uni. Limoges, France
Elizabeth A. Quaglia, RH, Uni. London, U.K.
Tajjeeddine Rachidi, Uni. Al Akhawayn, Morocco
Adeline Roux-Langlois, CNRS/IRISA, France
Magdy Saeb, Arab Aca. Sc., Alexandria, Egypt
Rei Safavi-Naini, Uni. Calgary, Canada
Palash Sarkar, Indian Statistical Institute, India
Alessandra Scafuro, Uni. Raleigh, USA
Peter Schwabe, Uni. Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Djiby Sow, Uni. Dakar, Senegal
Noah Stephens-Davidowitz, New-York Uni., USA
Willy Susilo, Uni. Wollongong, Australia
Joseph Tonien, Uni. Wollongong, Australia
Damien Vergnaud, ENS Paris, France
Vanessa Vitse, Institut Fourier, Grenoble, France
Amr M. Youssef, Concordia Uni. Montreal, Canada