Call for Papers

General Information

Original papers on all technical aspects of cryptology are solicited for submission to Africacrypt 2012. The conference is organized by the Moroccan Association for Cryptography (AMC) and Al Akhawain University in Ifrane (AUI) in cooperation with IACR. For more information see
The conference seeks original contributions in any area of cryptology and related fields. We welcome submissions about new cryptographic primitive proposals, cryptanalysis, security models, implementation aspects, privacy issues, cryptographic protocols, and applications. We also consider submissions about cryptographic aspects of network security, complexity theory, information theory, coding theory, number theory, quantum computing, and biometry.

Instructions for Authors

Submissions must not substantially duplicate work that any of the authors has published elsewhere or has submitted in parallel to any journal or other conference or workshop that has proceedings. Information about submissions may be shared with program chairs of other conferences for that purpose. Accepted submissions must not appear in any other conference or workshop with proceedings. The submission must be in English. It must be anonymous, with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgments, or obvious references. It should begin with a title, 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 not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits.
Since the final version of accepted papers will have to follow the LNCS guidelines in LaTeX with a total page limit of 18 pages including references and appendices, it is advised to submit in the same format. Committee members are not required to review more than that, so the paper should be intelligible and self-contained within this length. Information about LNCS format can be found on
Papers must be submitted electronically through Submissions must conform to this procedure. Late submissions and non-electronic submissions will not be considered.
Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the conference.

Conference Proceedings

Proceedings are intended to be published in Springer-Verlag’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science and will be available at the conference. Instructions about the preparation of a final proceedings version will be sent to the authors of accepted papers.

Program Committee

Hatem M. Bahig
Hussain Ben-Azza
Alex Biryukov
Ivan Bjerre Damgard
Riaal Domingues
Orr Dunkelman
Georg Fuchsbauer
Mustapha Hedabou
Antoine Joux
Mike Just
Seny Kamara
Aggelos Kiayias
Evangelos Kranakis
Pascal Lafourcade
Pil Joong Lee
Reynald Lercier
Helger Lipmaa
Javier Lopez
Bruno Martin
Barbara Masucci
Kanta Matsuura
Katerina Mitrokotsa
David Naccache
Phong Nguyen
Abderrahmane Nitaj
Kaisa Nyberg
Ayoub Otmani
Khaled Ouafi
Kenny Paterson
Goutam Paul
Christian Rechberger
Magdy Saeb
Rei Safavi-Naini
Taizo Shirai
Djiby Sow
Martijn Stam
Ron Steinfeld
Christine Swart
Ingrid Verbauwhede
Christopher Wolf
Amr Youssef

Program Chair

Serge Vaudenay
(EPFL, Switzerland)

General Chairs

Abdelhak Azhari
(Ecole Normale Superieure de Casablanca, Morocco)
Tajje-eddine RACHIDI
(University of Ifrane, Morocco)