In co-operation with IACR

16th IMA International Conference on Cryptography and Coding

12 – 14 December 2017, St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford


The mathematical theory and practice of cryptography and coding underpins the provision of effective security and reliability for data communication, processing and storage. Theoretical and practical advances in the fields of cryptography and coding are therefore a key factor in facilitating the growth of data communications and data networks of various types. Thus, this sixteenth International Conference in an established and successful IMA series on the theme of "Cryptography and Coding" is both timely and relevant. Original research papers on all technical aspects of cryptography and coding are solicited for submission. The proceedings will be published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series, and will be available at the conference.


Important Dates:

Extended Submission Deadline: 31 July 2017   **Submissions now closed**

Author Notification: 5 September 2017

Proceedings Version Deadline: 22 September 2017

Conference: 12 – 14 December 2017 


Instructions for Authors:

Submissions must not substantially duplicate work that any of the authors has published elsewhere or has submitted in parallel to a journal or any other conference or workshop with proceedings. Accepted submissions may not appear in any other conference or workshop that has proceedings. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the conference and must make a full version of their paper available online.


All submissions will be blind-reviewed. Papers must be anonymous, with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgements, or obvious references. Submissions should begin with a cover page containing title, a short abstract, and a list of keywords. The body of the paper should be at most 14 pages, excluding the title page with abstract, the bibliography, and clearly marked appendices. Committee members are not required to review appendices, so the paper should be intelligible and self-contained within this length. The text should be in a single column format, in at least 11-point fonts and have reasonable margins. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits.


Submissions should be submitted via EasyChair:


Best Paper Award
The programme committee may choose to award a best paper award.



For information on Regristration, visit: Registration

Venue The conference will take place at St. Catherine's College, which is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford. The College is located near the centre of the historic city of Oxford, UK. 

Further information For further details on the conference, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/IMACC2017

For any queries, contact the IMA Conferences Department: Lizzi Lake, Conference Officer, Email: conferences@ima.org.uk, Tel: +44 (0) 1702 354 020. Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Catherine Richards House, 16 Nelson Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1EF, UK

Program and Organising Committee

Máire O'Neill, Queen's University Belfast (Chair)
Liqun Chen, University of Surrey
Bahram Honary, University of Lancaster
Christopher Mitchell, Royal Holloway University of London
Matthew Parker, University of Bergen
Kenneth Paterson, Royal Holloway University of London
Fred Piper, Royal Holloway University of London
Martijn Stam, University of Bristol

Martin Albrecht, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
Marco Baldi, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Mohammed Benaissa, University of Sheffield
Claude Carlet, University of Paris 8, LAGA, France
Dooho Choi, ETRI, S.Korea
Marten van Dijk, University of Connecticut, US
Pooya Farshim, Queen's University Belfast, UK
Philippe Gaborit, University of Limoges, France
Guang Gong, University of Waterloo, Canada
Cong Ling, Imperial College London, UK
Helger Lipmaa, University of Tartu, Estonia
Subhamoy Maitra, Indian Statistical Institute, India
Atsuko Miyaji, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Elizabeth O’Sullivan, Queen’s University Belfast
Carles Padró, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Raphael Phan, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Joachim Rosenthal, University of Zurich, Switzerland 
Rei Safavi-Naini, University of Calgary, Canada
Ana Sălăgean, Loughborough University, UK
Fre Vercauteren, KU Leuven, Belgium
Adrian Waller, Thales, UK
Chapoing Xing, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore