Asiacrypt 2023

December 4-8, 2023

Guangzhou, China

Rump Session

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Call for Contributions

A successful rump session crucially depends on you, the attendees of Asiacrypt 2023, to send in your best submissions so we can create a cracking program. Do you have breaking news, progress reports, or other topics of interest to the cryptographic community? Can you keep your talk short and entertaining? The rump session is where people show off their talents, present breaking news with their own sense of humour, or in rare cases either commiserate their rejected submission, or plug work under submission in deadpan fashion, hoping in vain of influencing potential reviewers in the audience.

Submission Guidelines

Time constraints: 1-5 minutes, 6 minutes if very funny

Submission deadline: Wednesday December 6th at 12:00 (noon) Guangzhou time (UTC+8)


The rump session will be live streamed to Zoom attendees, and both video and slides will be made available online to the wider world afterwards. The act of submitting will be taken as your consent to these terms. Note that it is your responsibility as a rump session contender that no plagiarism or copyright infringements take place.

If you are presenting in person, make sure you are close to the stage near the appointed time. Remote participation in the rump session will be allowed via Zoom. Submissions for remote talks must be clearly marked as such in the form.


Your slides must be submitted as a PDF, which we will collect together to avoid laptop changes during the presentation. If you have a sufficiently entertaining reason why you should be exempted from this requirement, let us know in your submission. If you plan to give a talk without slides, or if you don't have slides ready yet, please prepare and submit one slide with your name and talk title. If your proposed submission has any special requirements — e.g. other presentation formats, extra microphones, extraterrestrial lighting cues, etc. — please describe your full requirements in the form under the format field in your original submission.

Detailed Instructions

Any submissions not following these guidelines may be rejected. Some submissions may have to be rejected or shortened because of time constraints. Please remember that the rump session is meant for short and entertaining presentations. We will only be accepting a very limited number of talks (if any) related to any conference/meeting announcements or job adverts since these types of announcements are now well served by the IACR's calendar of events and open positions in cryptology pages. However, if you want to submit one slide only for such events then we may display these during breaks in the rump session.

A final reminder: do not play copyrighted music as part of your talks. Yes, we're serious. Yes, we know it's a bummer. Since the rump session is recorded and posted on YouTube, if you play copyrighted music, the IACR YouTube account is at risk of being shut down. Please don't put us at risk!

Rump Session Chairs

asiacrypt2023rump at iacr dot org