The Eighth International Conference on Post-Quantum Cryptography
Utrecht, the Netherlands, June 26–28, 2017
The aim of PQCrypto is to serve as a forum for researchers to present results and exchange ideas on the topic of cryptography in an era with large-scale quantum computers.
After seven successful PQCrypto conferences (2006 in Leuven, 2008 in Cincinnati, 2010 in Darmstadt, 2011 in Taipei, 2013 in Limoges, 2014 in Waterloo, and 2016 in Fukuoka), PQCrypto 2017 will take place on June 26–28, 2017 in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
The conference will be preceded by a Summer School on Post-Quantum Cryptography (organized by the H2020 project PQCRYPTO) which will run June 19–23, 2017 and an Executive School on Post-Quantum Cryptography (organized by the H2020 project ECRYPT-CSA) which will run June 22–23, 2017.
Call for Papers
Call for papers in pdf format.
Original research papers on all technical aspects of cryptographic
research related to post-quantum cryptography are solicited.
Instructions to authors
Accepted papers will be published in Springer's LNCS series. The length of the submission must be at most 12 pages, excluding references and appendices, in a single column format, in 10pt fonts using the default llncs class without any adjustments to margins, fonts, or other.
If the submission is accepted, the length of the final version will be at most 20 pages including references and appendices, in the llncs class format. Submissions must not substantially duplicate work that any of the authors has published in a journal or a conference/workshop with proceedings, or has submitted/is planning to submit before the author notification deadline to a journal or other conferences/workshops that have 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 may be rejected without further consideration.
The initial submission deadline is February 14, 2017. Papers submitted by this deadline may be in draft form but must include a title and an abstract. The final submission deadline is February 21, 2017. Authors who submitted a paper by the February 14 deadline will be permitted to revise their papers anytime before the final submission deadline.
Since no deadline was stated here we have set the submission and revision deadlines to UTC-11:00, i.e. the westernmost timezone.
The submission server is located at https://ichair.hyperelliptic.org:591/pqcrypto17/index.php.
The conference will take place in the city of Utrecht, the Netherlands. Utrecht goes back to Roman times and the inner city has many building from medieval times with typical Dutch canals. Utrecht is internationally known for being the home of Miffy (or rather Miffy's creator Dick Bruna and the Miffy Museum.
There are many other museums and other attractions in Utrecht, see Visiting Utrecht for more details. More information will be posted closer to the conference.
We are still negotiating with several venues in the city of Utrecht.
Travel and Visas
Utrecht one of the train hubs of the Netherlands also with direct connections to Germany. The closest airports are Schiphol (Amsterdam airport), Rotterdam airport and Eindhoven airport. Travel by car to Utrecht is not recommended, parking in the center is expensive (more than 3 EUR per hour for street parking, some better deals are available with garages).
Some years ago all public transportation got unified to accept a form of electronic payment, the OV Chipcard. While the card is quite famous in crypto and security as a subject of research, it can also be used for public transportation. The card costs 7.50 EUR but saves you 1 EUR on every train ride (fee for the paper card) and around 1.50 EUR for short bus rides. You need to check in at the start of your journey and out at the end of it. Fees are based on distance.
If you need a visa please email Tanja Lange with the required details, including a reference to your homepage or contact information of your supervisor.
Amsterdam airport to Utrecht
Utrecht is about 30 minutes by train from Schiphol (Amsterdam airport), the biggest airport in the Netherlands with good connections to everywhere in the world.
The airport has a train station (called Schiphol) and trains serve Utrecht four times
per hour during daytime.
Eindhoven airport to Utrecht
Eindhoven also has its own airport which is served by some low-cost airlines. From the arrival hall at Eindhoven airport you can walk to the bus stop. With bus no 401, starting at Eindhoven Airport, Eindhoven Central station is accessible in approximately 15 minutes. You can buy a ticket in the bus. Train tickets are available from the yellow ticket machines on the ground level of the Eindhoven station or from the ticket office in the central hall of the station. Travelling from Eindhoven to Utrecht takes 50 minutes.
Trains to Utrecht
For international train tickets check out https://www.nsinternational.nl/en. Unfortunately they only list bigger cities outside the Netherlands. Better service is available e.g. from https://www.bahn.com/en/.
Details on public transportation can be found at http://9292.nl/en. Note that you can search for connections between street addresses.
Buses are frequent and with the OV-Chipcard they are quite affordable, just above 1 EUR for rides within the city. Single rides without a card are 2.50 EUR.
ContactFor general inquires please contact:
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
P.O. Box 513
Last modified: 2017.02.18