International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

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  • About the IACR

    The Inter­na­tional Asso­ci­a­tion for Cryp­to­logic Research (IACR) is a non-​profit orga­ni­za­tion devoted to sup­port­ing the pro­mo­tion of the sci­ence of cryp­tol­ogy. Cryp­tol­ogy is the sci­ence of the mak­ing and break­ing of encryp­tion algo­rithms, but in the mod­ern world it encom­passes so much more. You use cryp­tol­ogy all the time, when bank­ing, when using a mobile phone, when open­ing your car door. You are even using it now when you are read­ing this web page.

    Pub­li­ca­tions of IACR

    IACR main­tains mul­ti­ple forms of publications:

    • Jour­nal of Cryp­tol­ogy
      This is the pre­mier aca­d­e­mic jour­nal in the field of cryp­tol­ogy. Accord­ing to ISI it is also one of the top jour­nals in the whole of The­o­ret­i­cal Com­puter Sci­ence. The jour­nal is edited by an inde­pen­dent Edi­to­r­ial Board appointed by the Edi­tor in Chief. The Edi­tor in Chief is appointed by the IACR Board and then sits on the Board as one of the board members.
    • IACR Newslet­ter
      The IACR Newslet­ter is pub­lished two or three times a year and only avail­able elec­tron­i­cally. It is sent to IACR mem­bers by email (as HTML and ASCII text) and pub­lished on the web.
    • IACR Archive
      Since 2000 the copy­right of all IACR con­fer­ences and work­shops is held by IACR. This means that we can make the pro­ceed­ings freely avail­able on the web via our IACR Archive. All pro­ceed­ings should be avail­able after a two year pub­li­ca­tion win­dow pro­vided by us to Springer.
    • Pro­ceed­ings from IACR con­fer­ences and work­shops
      Pro­ceed­ings of IACR con­fer­ences and work­shops are pub­lished by Springer in their LNCS series. Pub­li­ca­tion in an IACR pro­ceed­ings is very pres­ti­gious and equiv­a­lent to a jour­nal pub­li­ca­tion in other dis­ci­plines. From 2000 our pro­ceed­ings can also be found in the IACR Archive (see below), after a two year delay.
    • Cryp­tol­ogy ePrint Archive
      To enable timely dis­sem­i­na­tion of research results the IACR has estab­lished an online paper repos­i­tory called the Cryp­tol­ogy ePrint Archive. Papers pub­lished there undergo no sci­en­tific review­ing process. Some papers may be pub­lished there long before they appear in a peer-​reviewed pub­li­ca­tion venue; the eprint archive also con­tains dif­fer­ent ver­sions of papers pub­lished else­where (includ­ing cor­rected or full ver­sions con­tain­ing details not found), or the “final” author ver­sions of papers that are will be pub­lished in other venues.

    Awards of the IACR

    The IACR rec­og­nizes out­stand­ing tech­ni­cal and pro­fes­sional achieve­ments and con­tri­bu­tions through mul­ti­ple kinds of awards. The pri­mary award is the IACR Fel­lows Pro­gram, but this is sup­ple­mented by the IACR Dis­tin­guished Lec­ture series, Best Paper Awards at IACR and Invited Talks at IACR con­fer­ences and workshops.

    • IACR Fel­lows Pro­gram
      This pro­gram rec­og­nizes out­stand­ing IACR mem­bers for tech­ni­cal and pro­fes­sional con­tri­bu­tions to cryp­to­logic research. Each year a set of Fel­lows is appointed, cho­sen by the IACR Fel­lows committee.
    • IACR Dis­tin­guished Lec­ture
      The annual IACR Dis­tin­guised Lec­ture is given each year by some­one who has made impor­tant con­tri­bu­tions to cryp­to­logic research. The choice of the Dis­tin­guished Lec­turer is made by the Board of Directors.
    • Best Paper Awards
      The Best Paper (or Best Papers) Awards are cho­sen by the Pro­gram Com­mit­tees of IACR con­fer­ences and workshops.
    • Invited Talks
      Most IACR-​organized con­fer­ences and work­shops select invited pre­sen­ta­tions by the lead­ers of the field. The cor­re­spond­ing pro­gram chair and pro­gram com­mit­tee are respon­si­ble for their choice. Being invited to talk at an IACR con­fer­ence or work­shop is a pres­ti­gious honor for the speaker. See this list of invited speak­ers at cryp­tol­ogy con­fer­ences (pro­vided by Wikipedia).



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