International Association for Cryptologic Research

Cryptologic Research

The International Cryptologic Research Conference on the Theory and Application of Cryptology and Information Security, ASIACRYPT is sponsored annually by the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR). Formal proceedings, published by Springer-Verlag, were provided to registered attendees at the conference. Technical sessions ran from Monday morning to Thursday noon, with a non-technical half-day guided excursion on Tuesday morning. The customary Rump Session ran as usual on Tuesday evening.

The International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) Programme

The International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) is a non-profit scientific organization whose purpose is to further research in cryptology and related fields. Cryptology is the science and practice of designing computation and communication systems which are secure in the presence of adversaries.

The IACR  is a free fellowship or studentship program that offers students the opportunity to complete graduate studies in cryptologic, while contributing to the research body.

Awards of the International Association for Cryptologic Research

The International Association for Cryptologic Research 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.

International Association for Cryptologic Research  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 Distinguished 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.

TCC Test-of-Time Award

The TCC Test of Time Award recognizes outstanding papers, published in TCC at least eight years ago, making a significant contribution to the theory of cryptography, preferably with influence also in other area of cryptography, theory, and beyond.


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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