ArcticCrypt 2025

In Cooperation with IACR

ArcticCrypt 2025 will take place in Longyearbyen, Svalbard on July 6th-11th 2025.

Nine years after the last edition of ArcticCrypt we are happy to announce that the world’s northernmost cryptography conference will happen again! Longyearbyen is located at 78 degrees North, halfway between the northernmost point of Norway and the north pole.  In the middle of the arctic summer you can be assured of proper midnight sun and a fantastic landscape. Check out the drop-down menu below for more information on how to get there and be a part of ArcticCrypt 2025.

Important dates:

  • Submission deadline: September 13th 2024
  • Notification: October 23rd 2024
  • Registration opens: xxx
  • Conference: July 6th – 11th 2025

ArcticCrypt 2025 will take place at Radisson Blu Polar Hotel in Longyearbyen, Svalbard from July 6th to 11th.  Longyearbyen is a small place, so the choice of accommodation is limited. We have reserved rooms at the following hotels in Longyearbyen:

  • Radisson Blu Polar Hotel (conference hotel)
    • single room: 3255 NOK per night incl. breakfast
    • double or twin room: 3455 NOK per night incl. breakfast
  • Svalbard Hotell Polfareren
    • Single room: 1790 NOK per night incl. breakfast
    • Double room: 1990 NOK per night incl. breakfast
  • Svalbard Hotell The Vault
    • Single room: 1790 NOK per night incl. breakfast
    • Double room: 1990 NOK per night incl. breakfast

There are two options for booking. If you want to stay at the conference hotel, the hotel must be paid as part of the registration. That is, the registration will cover all conference costs in addition to five nights (July 6th – 11th) at Radisson Blu Polar Hotel. If you want to stay at either Polfareren or The Vault, you make your booking yourself directly with the hotel. In that case, please use the code “ArcitcCrypt2025 – 119634” when booking to get the quoted price.

Contact:

Irati Manterola Ayala

PhD student

Håvard Raddum

Chief research scientist

The registration covers reception Sunday evening, coffee breaks and lunches on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, Full day excursion (wildlife and glacier cruise) including light lunch on Wednesday with the boat MS Bard, and conference dinner on Thursday evening at Huset.

There are two options for registration:

  1. If you want to stay at the conference hotel, the price for the hotel from Sunday July 6th to Friday July 11th will be included in the registration fee.  The price for this option is xxx NOK.
  2. If you do not want to stay at the conference hotel, you take care of your own booking for accommodation.  In this case the conference fee is yyy NOK.
Contact:

Irati Manterola Ayala

PhD student

Håvard Raddum

Chief research scientist

The only way to travel to Longyearbyen is by plane from either Oslo or Tromsø in Norway.  There are only a few flights per day to and from Longyearbyen each day, hence it is essential to book your flight early.  The airport code for Longyearbyen is LYR, and the airlines serving the airport are SAS or Norwegian.  The airport is just a few kilometres from the settlement and there are shuttle buses serving all arriving and departing flights.

Svalbard is not part of the Schengen area, so everyone travelling to Svalbard must bring their passport.  There are no visa requirements when travelling to Svalbard, but note that the only way to get to Svalbard is via Norway.  Please check if you need a visa to enter Norway.

Contact:

Irati Manterola Ayala

PhD student

Håvard Raddum

Chief research scientist

ArcticCrypt 2025 welcomes submissions on any topic in cryptology. This covers all research topics in cryptography and cryptanalysis, including but not limited to

  • foundational theory and mathematics
  • the design, proposal, and analysis of cryptographic primitives and protocols
  • secure implementation and optimization in hardware or software
  • real-world aspects of cryptography and its general application

ArcticCrypt 2025 will not have official proceedings. Instead, we aim to provide an opportunity to present recent journal papers, and works that will be submitted in the future.

There are two options for submitting papers to ArcticCrypt. The first option is through a collaboration with IACR’s new journal Communications in Cryptology (CiC) in a novel publication model. The idea is that papers accepted for publication in CiC may also be considered for presentation at ArcticCrypt.

With this option, authors are encouraged to submit their work to CiC’s issues 2 or 3 in 2024 as a regular paper, and indicate that they want the paper to be considered for ArcticCrypt 2025 by checking the appropriate box in the submission procedure.

If accepted for publication in CiC’s issue 2 or 3, the final version of these papers will automatically be forwarded to the ArcticCrypt program committee. To help in the reviewing process, the program chairs of ArcticCrypt will ask the authors of forwarded papers if they may share the reviews they received from the CiC editorial board with the ArcticCrypt program committee.

Note that ArcticCrypt will run a separate reviewing process for its submissions. Papers accepted at CiC may therefore end up not being accepted at ArcticCrypt due to the limited number of slots available at the conference.

The other option is to submit the paper directly to ArcticCrypt by September 13th 2024. Authors of a direct submission to ArcticCrypt are not subject to any restrictions with regards to future submission of their work. In particular, we encourage authors to also submit their work to a conference with formal proceedings or a journal (such as a later issue of CiC). Submissions sent directly to ArcticCrypt must adhere to the same instructions for authors as given for a CiC regular submission.

Note that at least one of the authors of a paper accepted for presentation at ArcticCrypt must be available to travel to Longyearbyen and present at the conference, regardless of whether the paper is forwarded from CiC or submitted directly to ArcticCrypt.

Contact:

Martha Norberg Hovd

Postdoctoral fellow

Morten Øygarden

Postdoctoral fellow

Prabhanjan Ananth

UCSB, United States

Ward Beullens

IBM Research Europe, Switzerland

Jean-Philippe Bossuat

Gauss Labs

Chitchanok Chuengsatiansup

The University of Melbourne, Australia

Benjamin Dowling

The University of Sheffield, UK

Prastudy Fauzi

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Patrick Felke

University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer, Germany

Luca de Feo

IBM Research Europe, Switzerland

Chaya Ganesh

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Robert Granger

University of Surrey, UK

Nadia Heninger

UC San Diego, United States

Julius Hermelink

Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy (MPI-SP), Germany

Tetsu Iwata

Nagoya University, Japan

Thomas Johansson

Lund University, Sweden

Ngoc Khanh Nguyen

King’s College London, UK

Elena Kirshanova

Technology Innovation Institute, UAE

Michael Klooß

Aalto University, Finland

Bor de Kock

NTNU, Norway

Christian Majenz

Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Bart Mennink

Radboud University, The Netherlands

Maria Naya-Plasencia

INRIA, France

Svetla Nikova

KU Leuven, Belgium

Ariel Nof

Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Elisabeth Oswald

University of Birmingham, UK

Jiaxin Pan

University of Kassel, Germany

Leo Perrin

INRIA, France

Rachel Player

Royal Holloway, UK

Chen Qian

Shandong University, China

Divya Ravi

University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Sondre Rønjom

NSM and University of Bergen, Norway

Janno Siim

Simula UiB, Norway

Tjerand Silde

NTNU, Norway

Yosuke Todo

NTT Social Informatics Laboratories, Japan

More information to come.

Contact:

Martha Norberg Hovd

Postdoctoral Fellow

Morten Øygarden

Postdoctoral Fellow
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