TCC 2021

November 8-11 2021

Raleigh, United States

We're excited to see you in Raleigh!

Call for Papers

The nineteenth Theory of Cryptography Conference is planned to be held in Raleigh, United States on November 8-11 2021. TCC 2021 is organized by the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR). Papers presenting original research on foundational and theoretical aspects of cryptography are sought. For more information about TCC, see the TCC manifesto.

The Theory of Cryptography Conference deals with the paradigms, approaches, and techniques used to conceptualize natural cryptographic problems and provide algorithmic solutions to them. More specifically, the scope of the conference includes, but is not limited to the:

  • study of known paradigms, approaches, and techniques, directed towards their better understanding and utilization
  • discovery of new paradigms, approaches and techniques that overcome limitations of the existing ones
  • formulation and treatment of new cryptographic problems
  • study of notions of security and relations among them
  • modeling and analysis of cryptographic algorithms
  • study of the complexity assumptions used in cryptography

The Theory of Cryptography Conference is dedicated to providing a premier venue for the dissemination of results within its scope. The conference aims to provide a meeting place for researchers and to be instrumental in shaping the identity of the theoretical cryptography community.

Important Dates

May 25 2021

Submission deadline at 21:00 UTC

Aug 27 2021

TCC notification

Sep 17 2021

Camera ready

Nov 8 2021

Conference begins

For further details, consult the paper submission page.


Proceedings will be published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) with Springer. The online version will be available to all conference attendees. Physical books will be available after the conference for a separate fee. Instructions for preparing the final proceedings version will be sent to the authors of accepted papers. The final copies of the accepted papers will be due on the camera-ready deadline listed above. This is a strict deadline, and authors should prepare accordingly.

Best young researcher paper award

This prize is for the best paper authored solely by young researchers, where a young researcher is a person that at the time of the paper's submission is at most two years past his/her graduation from a PhD program. Eligibility must be indicated at the time of submission (using a checkbox in the submission form). The program committee may decline to make the award, or may split it among several papers.

Program Committee

General Chair

Program Co-Chairs