Contributed Talks

The contributed talks committee invites talk proposals to be considered for presentation at the symposium. The deadline for full consideration is Monday 1st September, 2019 at 17:00 UTC.

To submit a talk proposal, please visit the submission site at:


Submission instructions: The main criteria for acceptance are whether the committee believes that the proposed talk will be of interest to the RWC audience and whether the talk will be good. This audience typically has broad interests across all areas of real world cryptography, including (but not limited to):

  • new applications of cryptography
  • novel cryptographic constructs and solutions for real-world problems
  • cryptographic deployment challenges
  • making cryptography work for users
  • social and political aspects of cryptography.
Talk proposals on purely theoretical concerns are unlikely to be accepted to RWC; there are other excellent IACR venues for work of this type.

Submissions must comply with the following rules:

  • Submissions can be full papers (maximum 10 pages), abstracts (maximum 2 pages), or the expected presentation slides.
  • Submissions must be non-anonymous and must clearly specify which author will give the talk.
  • The submission should provide sufficient detail to explain what the talk will be about.
  • As RWC does not have formal proceedings, we accept contributed talk proposals which correspond to papers that are under submission or already published elsewhere.

Conflict of Interest Policy: A reviewer has a conflict in reviewing a paper if he or she is a co-author on the paper, has a student-advisor relationship with one of the authors, or is a close collaborator, friend, or family member of one of the authors. See the IACR Policy on Conflicts of Interest for further details.

Author notification: We plan to notify authors of decisions by 1st November 2019. Please note that submitters will not be provided with formal reviews of their talk proposals.

RWC Contributed Talks Committee 2020