Asiacrypt 2021

December 5-9, 2021


Paper Submission

Submission Server

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 \pagestyle{plain}). Submissions must be submitted electronically in PDF format.

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 preprint servers such as the IACR eprint or 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 the 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.

Important Dates

May 27, 2021

Submission deadline at 11:59 UTC (noon)

Jul 20, 2021

First round notification

Jul 26, 2021

Rebuttal deadline

Aug 25, 2021

Final notification

Sep 20, 2021

Final version due

Dec 5, 2021

Conference begins

For further details, consult the paper submission page.

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, using the button at the top of this page.

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 with published proceedings. Accepted submissions may not appear in any other conference or workshop with published 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.

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 choose to bestow a best paper award.

Conflicts of Interest

Authors, program committee members, and reviewers must follow the IACR Policy on Conflicts of Interest, available from

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:

Any further COIs of importance should be separately disclosed3. 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.

1 Sharing an institutional affiliation means working at the same location/campus of the same company/university. It does not include separate universities of the same system nor distant locations of the same company.
2 Jointly authored work refers to jointly authored papers and books, whether formally published or just posted online, resulting from collaboration on a scientific problem. It usually does not include joint editorial functions, like a jointly edited proceedings volume. For online publication, the first posting (not revisions) determines the relevant date. Multiple versions of a paper (conference, ePrint, journal) count as a single paper.
3 COIs are not restricted to automatic ones, others being possible. COIs beyond automatic COIs could involve financial, intellectual, or personal interests. Examples include closely related technical work, cooperation in the form of joint projects or grant applications, business relationships, close personal friendships, instances of personal enmity. Full transparency is of utmost importance, authors and reviewers must disclose to the chairs or editor any circumstances that they think may create bias, even if it does not raise to the level of a COI. The editor or program chair will decide if such circumstances should be treated as a COI.