We are happy to announce the second edition of the recently created 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, differential privacy, quantum information processing, and information-theoretic foundations of physical-layer security. See https://itcrypto.github.io 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 spotlight track.
The conference track will operate like a traditional conference with the usual review process and published proceedings. The spotlight track consists of invited talks (not included in the proceedings) that highlight the most exciting recent advances in the area. We solicit nominations for spotlight talks from the community. (See the Call for Papers.)
The second ITC conference will take place in Bertinoro, Italy on July 23-26, 2021. (We may turn the conference into an online-only event depending on the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we will allow online participation even if the conference will take place in person.) The submission deadline for ITC 2021 is Feb 1 , 2021 and the call for papers (including a nomination procedure for the greatest hits track) is available here: https://itcrypto.github.io/2021/ .
Please submit your best work to ITC 2021! W e hope to see many of you there!