Go to RWC 2023

aims to bring together cryptography researchers with developers implementing cryptography in real-world systems. The conference goal is to strengthen the dialogue between these two communities. Topics covered focus on uses of cryptography in real-world environments such as the Internet, the cloud, and embedded devices.

The programme consists of invited and contributed talks.

  • The contributed talks are selected using light touch review by a committee consisting of members of the steering committee and invited reviewers.
  • The invited talks are selected by the steering committee. However, you can make us aware of people you think we should invite by filling in our form.
Unlike other IACR events there are no proceedings/published papers. Talks are selected on the basis of impact on the real world (potential or current), interest to the audience, and our perceived quality of the speaker.

Since 2018 the is organized by the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR).

RWC Steering Committee (2023)

Dan Boneh (Chair of Committee)

Stanford University

Anja Lehmann (Contributed Talks Chair)

Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam

Microsoft Research

Kenny Paterson (Sponsorship Secretary)

ETH, Zurich

Nadia Heninger (Invited Talks Co-Chair)


Mariana Raykova (Scholarship Secretary)


Kazue Sako (General Chair)

Waseda University

Peter Schwabe (Webmaster)

Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy & Radboud University

U. Waterloo

Nick Sullivan (Invited Talks Co-Chair)