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).

Important Dates for RWC 2020

Oct 1st 2019

Deadline for stipend requests.

Sep 1st 2019

Deadline for contributed talks.

Jan 8th 2020

Conference begins

RWC Steering Committee

Stanford University

Aggelos Kiayias (Programme Chair 2020)

University of Edinburgh

Microsoft Research

ETH, Zurich

Cornell Tech

Tom Shrimpton
(Scholarship Secretary)

University of Florida

Nigel Smart
(Sponsorship Secretary)

KU Leuven