*******  CALL FOR PAPERS: PQCrypto 2016  ********

Seventh International Conference on Post-Quantum 
Cryptography, Fukuoka, Japan, February 24-26, 2016


The aim of PQCrypto is to serve as a forum for researchers to present
results and exchange ideas on the topic of cryptography in an era with
large- scale quantum computers. The conference will be preceded by a
winter school on February 22-23, 2016.

Original research papers on all technical aspects of cryptographic
research related to post-quantum cryptography are solicited. The
topics include (but are not restricted to):

- Cryptosystems that have the potential to be safe 
  against quantum computers such as: hash-based
  signature schemes, lattice-based cryptosystems, 
  code-based cryptosystems, multivariate cryptosystems 
  and quantum cryptographic schemes;
- Classical and quantum attacks including side-
  channel attacks on post-quantum cryptosystems;
- Security models for the post-quantum era.

Instructions to authors: 

Accepted papers are planned to be published in Springer's LNCS
series. The length of the submission must be at most 12 pages,
excluding references and appendices, in a single column format, in
11pt fonts and with reasonable margins.  If the submission is
accepted, the length of the final version will be at most 20 pages
including references and appendices, in the llncs class format.
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.  The submission should begin with a title, the
authors' names and affiliations, a short abstract, and a list of key
words, and its introduction should summarize the contributions of the
paper at a level appropriate for a non-specialist reader.  Submissions
ignoring these guidelines may be rejected without further

Best paper award: The Program Committee may select one outstanding
paper for the best paper award.

Submission deadlines: 

The initial submission deadline is October 7, 2015.  Papers submitted
by this deadline may be in draft form but must include a title and an
abstract.  The final submission deadline is October 14, 2015.  Authors
who submitted a paper by the October 7 deadline will be permitted to
revise their papers anytime before the final submission deadline.

Important dates:
Initial submission deadline: October 7, 2015
Final submission deadline: October 14, 2015
Notification deadline: November 20, 2015
Final version: December 2, 2015

For general inquiries, please contact
(pqcrypto AT imi.kyushu-u.ac.jp)

General chair:
Kouichi Sakurai, Kyushu U. & ISIT, Japan

General co-chairs:
Takanori Yasuda, ISIT, Japan 
Kirill Morozov, Kyushu U., Japan

Program chair:
Tsuyoshi Takagi, Kyushu U., Japan

Program committee:
Joppe Bos, NXP Semiconductors, Belgium
Johannes Buchmann, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Chen-Mou Cheng, National Taiwan U., Taiwan
Pierre-Louis Cayrel, Jean Monnet U., France
Claude Crepeau, McGill University, Canada
Jintai Ding, U. Cincinnati, USA
Philippe Gaborit, U. Limoges, France
Danilo Gligoroski, Norwegian U. Sci. Tech., Norway
Tim Guneysu, Ruhr U. Bochum, Germany
Sean Hallgren, Pennsylvania State U., USA
Yasufumi Hashimoto, U. Ryukyu, Japan
David Jao, U. Waterloo, Canada
Tanja Lange, TU Eindhoven, Netherlands
Yi-Kai Liu, NIST, USA
Michele Mosca, U. Waterloo & Perimeter Inst., Canada
Martin Rotteler, Microsoft Research, USA
Nicolas Sendrier, Inria, France
Daniel Smith-Tone, U. Louisville & NIST, USA
Damien Stehle, ENS Lyon, France
Rainer Steinwandt, Florida Atlantic U., USA
Jean-Pierre Tillich, Inria, France
Keita Xagawa, NTT, Japan
Bo-Yin Yang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Zhengfeng Zhang,  Chinese Academy of Sciences, China