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The 25th Conference on Selected Areas in Cryptography (SAC 2018) will take place at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada on August 15-17, 2018 and will be preceded by a summer school SAC Summer School (S3), August 13-14, 2018.

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In Cooperation with IACR

SAC 2018 proceedings

The SAC 2018 proceedings will be published by Springer as LNCS 11349

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by our invited speaker Carlisle Adams and summer school instructors.


There are four areas covered at each SAC conference. Three of the areas are permanent:

  1. Design and analysis of symmetric key primitives and cryptosystems, including block and stream ciphers, hash function, MAC algorithms, cryptographic permutations, and authenticated encryption schemes,
  2. Efficient implementations of symmetric and public key algorithms and
  3. Mathematical and algorithmic aspects of applied cryptology.

The special selected topic for SAC 2018 is:

  1. Cryptography for the Internet of Things


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Important Dates

Call for Papers Submission deadline: 9 May 2018 (23:59 UTC)
Call for Papers Extended Submission deadline: 14 May 2018 (23:59 UTC)
Notifications: 27 June 2018
Pre-proceedings version deadline: 18 July 2018
SAC Summer School: 13-14 August 2018
Conference: 15-17 August 2018

Conference Overview

The Selected Areas in Cryptography (SAC) conference series was initiated in 1994, when the first event was held at Queen’s University in Kingston. The SAC conference has been held annually since 1994 in various Canadian locations, including Burnaby, Calgary, Kingston, Montreal, Ottawa, Sackville, St. Johns, Toronto, Waterloo and Windsor. SAC 2018 is held in co-operation with the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR), which is the leading professional organization for cryptographic research. The SAC proceedings are published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

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