New conference on Information-Theoretic Cryptography (ITC)
We are happy to announce the birth of a new conference on Information-Theoretic Cryptography (ITC). The first ITC conference will take place in Boston on June 17-19, 2020.
Aug 31, 2019

We are happy to announce the birth of a new conference on  Information-Theoretic Cryptography (ITC). Information-theoretic  cryptography studies security in the presence of computationally  unbounded adversaries and covers a wide array of topics at the  intersection of cryptography, coding theory, information-theory and  theory of computation. Notable examples include randomness extraction  and privacy amplification, secret sharing,  secure multiparty  computation and proof systems, private-information retrieval and  locally decodable codes, authentication codes and non-malleable codes,  privacy for statistical databases, quantum information processing, and  information-theoretic foundations of physical-layer security. See  for more information.

ITC replaces the International Conference on Information Theoretic  Security (ICITS), which was dedicated to the same topic and ran  2005-2017. ITC can be seen as a reboot of ICITS with a new name, a new  steering committee and a renewed excitement.

The conference will have two tracks: a conference track and a  “greatest hits” track.

The conference track will operate like a traditional conference with  the usual review process and published proceedings. The “greatest  hits” track consists of invited talks (not included in the  proceedings) that highlight the most exciting recent advances in the  area. We solicit nominations for “greatest hits” talks from the  community.

The first ITC conference will take place in Boston, MA on June 17-19,  2020 (just before STOC).  The submission deadline for ITC 2020 is Dec  16, 2019 and the call for papers (including a nomination procedure for  the greatest hits track) is available here:

Please submit your best work to ITC 2020! We hope to see many of you there!