Call For Papers

General Information

Original papers of substantial technical contribution in the areas of
cryptology and malicious security are solicited for submission to the
International Conference on Cryptology & Malicious Security hosted in
Malaysia (Mycrypt 2016).

Note that the first & only Mycrypt thus far was in 2005; even back
then it had a dedicated session on unconventional cryptography. Since
then, substantial breakthroughs have been made in crypto in the past
decade, including notions pertaining to malicious security, i.e. where
security is no longer just against bad guys but where good guys who
are conventionally viewed as mostly defensive can equally be
adversarial. It is now time to rejuvenate the series with particular
focus on paradigm-shifting crypto research & thinking outside the
current box.

Submissions to Mycrypt 2016 should be aimed towards the following
topic categories:

    paradigm-shifting, unconventional cryptology (e.g. malicious
    crypto, unconventional formulations of underlying problems, or new
    hard problems)

    position papers on breakthrough cryptologic/security research

    revisits/critiques/analysis of long-standing crypto
    paradigms/approaches/models/formulations (in fact, we also
    encourage paired submissions by crypto factions of opposing views,
    where each paper in the pair argues for/against a paradigm)

    approaches/solutions to long-standing open problems; or
    formulations of long-standing/thus-far adhoc security approaches

    analysis of crypto/security standardization processes & how they
    may be subverted

    cryptofications of the real world (e.g. new types of adversarial
    models and/or notions inspired by real world incidences/problems,
    modelling humans-in-the-security-loop)

    crypto & beyond: cryptologic techniques in union with techniques
    from other disciplines

Other aspects of cryptology including conventional cryptology are
welcome provided they make substantial contributions to the field of
cryptology, to how the world views crypto or how crypto views the
world. The gist is that we welcome all things non-conventional &

Instructions for Authors

The submissions must be anonymous with no obvious references.
Submissions must be at most 20 pages excluding references and
appendices, and maximally 30 pages in total; and be in 11pt fonts
using Springer LNCS format with reasonable margins.

The main part of the paper should be intelligible as reviewers are not
required to read the appendices. The introduction should summarize the
main contributions of the paper so that it is understandable to a
non-expert in cryptography.

Submissions must not substantially duplicate work that any of the
authors has published in a journal or a conference/workshop with
proceedings, or has submitted/is planning to submit before the author
notification deadline to a journal or other conferences/workshops that
have proceedings. Accepted submissions may not appear in any other
conference or workshop that has proceedings. The PC reserves the right
to share information about submissions with other program committees
to detect parallel submissions and the IACR policy on irregular
submissions will be strictly enforced.

Submissions not meeting these guidelines will be rejected without
consideration of their merits.

Submitted papers must be in PDF format and should be submitted
electronically via the submission server.

The reviewing process will involve two stages. Some papers will be
rejected after stage 1, others will proceed to stage 2 and rebuttals
will be requested from these authors. The rebuttals will be taken into
consideration during the stage 2 of the PC discussion.


Mycrypt 2016 proceedings will be published in Springer’s Lecture Notes
in Computer Science (LNCS) series, and will be available at the

Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be
presented at the conference. The Mycrypt 2016 PC reserves the right to
share information about misbehaving authors with other program

Important dates

    Submission deadline                       May 31, 2016 (23:59 UTC)
    First round of comments                   July 10, 2016
    Rebuttals due                             July 17, 2016
    Notification of acceptance                August 10, 2016
    Camera ready version due                  September 1, 2016
    Conference                                December 1 - 2, 2016

Program Chairs

Raphael C.-W. Phan
Multimedia University (MMU), Malaysia

Moti Yung
Google & Columbia University, USA