Go to RWC 2024

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).

Call for Venue Proposals for RWC 2025

Are you interested in organizing RWC 2025? If yes, then please express your interest by e-mail to Note that at this point we are not looking for a full proposal, but only an expression of interest. We are looking for proposals from all over the world, but for 2025 our first choice would be a location in Europe, the Middle East, or Africa followed by a location on the west coast of the Americas.

RWC Steering Committee (2024)

Dan Boneh (Chair of Committee and Program co-Chair)

Stanford University

Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam

Farcaster Consulting Group, LLC

Nadia Heninger (Program co-Chair)


Mariana Raykova (Scholarship Secretary)


Waseda University

Peter Schwabe (Webmaster, Sponsorship Secretary)

Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy & Radboud University

Douglas Stebila (General Chair)

U. Waterloo

Cryptography Consulting LLC