Instructions for Authors
Submissions must be at most 30 pages excluding any auxiliary supporting material, and using the Springer
LNCS format (in particular, do not modify the LNCS default font sizes or margins). Details on the
Springer LNCS format can be obtained here.
It is strongly encouraged that submissions are processed in LaTeX. All submissions must have page numbers,
e.g., using LaTeX command
All submissions will be blind-refereed and thus must be anonymous, with no author names, affiliations,
acknowledgments, or obvious references (however, submissions may already be uploaded to eprint or
arxiv). Submissions should begin with a title, a short abstract, and a list of keywords, followed by an
introduction, a main body, an appendix (if any), and references, within 30 pages. The introduction should
summarize the contributions of the paper at a level understandable for a non-expert reader. Authors are
advised to write their papers clearly and carefully, to provide good motivation for their work, and to give
a high-level overview of the arguments and techniques used to obtain the main results. Papers are likely
to be rejected if the results are unable to be verified by the PC within the short review timeframe.
Optionally, if an author desires, a clearly-marked Supplementary Material can be appended to the
submission. The Supplementary Material has no prescribed form or page limit and might be used, for
instance, to provide background definitions, program code, additional experimental data, etc. The IACR
encourages authors to include in their Supplementary Material responses to reviews from previous IACR
events. Alternatively, the auxiliary supporting material can be submitted as a separate file from the
submission. The reviewers are not required to read the auxiliary supporting material and submissions
should be intelligible without it. The final published version of an accepted paper is expected to closely
match the submitted 30 pages.
Submissions must be submitted electronically in PDF format. A detailed description of the electronic
submission procedure and a submission link will be available on the Asiacrypt 2020 website at a later
Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits.
For papers that are accepted, the length of the proceedings version will be at most 30 pages using
Springer's standard fonts, font sizes, and margins. The proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag
in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series and will be available at the conference. Authors of
accepted papers must complete the IACR copyright assignment form
for their work to be published in the proceedings. Moreover, authors of accepted papers must guarantee that
their paper will be presented at the conference and agree that the presentations will be video recorded during
the event. The camera-ready version of the accepted articles will be automatically uploaded to the
IACR ePrint server.
Submissions must not substantially duplicate work that any of the authors has published elsewhere or
has submitted in parallel to a journal or any other conference/workshop that has proceedings. Accepted
submissions may not appear in any other conference or workshop that has proceedings. IACR reserves
the right to share information about submissions with other program committees to detect parallel
submissions and the IACR policy on irregular submissions will be strictly enforced. For further details,
Conflicts of Interest
Authors, program committee members, and reviewers must follow the
IACR Policy on Conflicts of Interest. In particular, the authors of
each submission are asked during the submission process to identify all members of the Program Committee who have an
automatic conflict of interest (COI) with the submission. A reviewer and an author have an automatic
COI if one was the thesis advisor/supervisor of the other, or if they've shared an institutional affiliation
within the last two years, or if they've published two or more joint authored works within the last three
years, or if they are in the same family. Any further COIs of importance should be separately disclosed.
It is the responsibility of all authors to ensure correct reporting of COI information. Submissions with
incorrect or incomplete COI information may be rejected without consideration of their merits.
Program committee members are permitted to submit either one single-author paper or at most two
co-authored papers. Papers submitted by PC members are reviewed by at least 5 reviewers.
The Program Committee may select a paper for the best paper award.