TCC 2021

November 8-11 2021

Raleigh, United States

Paper Submission

This page has been substantially updated on April 26 2021. If you have formatted your submissions using instructions older than this, please check these to make sure your submission follows them.

Please read the submission instructions. They change somewhat from year to year.

Submission Server

Instructions for Authors

The submission should begin with a title, followed by the names, affiliations and contact information of all authors, and a short abstract. It should contain a scholarly exposition of ideas, techniques, and results, including motivation and a clear comparison with related work. The authors have two choices for the paper format. They may typeset their paper using Springer LNCS format with page numbers enabled (\pagestyle{plain}), keeping spacing, font sizes, and margins provided by the format. Alternatively, they may typeset their paper to fit on US letter or ISO A4 paper with at least 11pt font and reasonable spacing and margins. There is no page limit, but the paper should be intelligible by reviewers who are not required to read past the 15th page of the Springer format or past the 12th page of any other format (the bibliography does not need to appear in the first 12 or 15 pages, respectively). Final versions of accepted papers must be submitted in the LNCS format.

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.

Submissions must not substantially duplicate work that was published elsewhere, or work that any of the authors has submitted in parallel to any other journal, conference, or workshop that has proceedings; see the IACR policy on irregular submissions for more information. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to present the paper at the conference; presentations may be recorded and made available to the public online. Authors are strongly encouraged to post full versions of their submissions in a freely accessible online repository, such as the Cryptology ePrint archive. We encourage the authors to post such a version at the time of submission (in which case the authors should provide a link on the title page of their submission). At the minimum, we expect that authors of accepted papers will post a full version of their papers by the camera-ready deadline. Abstracts of accepted papers will be made public by the PC following the notification.

Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits.

Contacting the Authors

At submission time, authors must provide one or several email addresses for corresponding authors. Throughout the review period, at least one corresponding author is expected to be available to receive and quickly answer questions (via email) that arise about their submissions.

Submission Instructions

Papers must be submitted electronically through the submission web page (see button at the top of this page). The authors are allowed to revise the paper any number of times before the submission deadline, and only the latest submitted version will be seen by the PC. Therefore, the authors are advised not to wait until the last moment for the initial submission.

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.


Proceedings will be published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) with Springer. The on-line version will be available at the conference. 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.

Conflict of Interest Policy

A conflict of interest (COI) is a situation in which a person is involved in multiple interests, one of which could affect the judgment of that individual. A general rule is that anyone is considered in conflict if a reasonable person would question the individual as an impartial reviewer, once relevant information is given.

We say that a reviewer has an automatic COI with an author if:

A program committee member with an automatic COI with an author of a paper should be blocked from seeing the discussion on the paper. Program committee members and any other reviewer will also need to declare any other COI.

If the authors feel that certain experts are strongly biased against their paper, they should inform the PC chairs about it in the submission form in the "comments to chair" field.