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: https://itcrypto.github.io/2020.html
Please submit your best work to ITC 2020! We hope to see many of you there!