Paper Submission

General Information

The submission server is open. Submissions should be typeset in LaTeX, see below.

LaTeX Template

The "IACR Transactions on Symmetric Cryptology" journal requires articles to be typeset in the iacrtrans LaTeX class. The class is based on standard LaTeX classes and packages (mainly the article class with amsmath), and should be similar in use to the llncs class used for Springer’s proceedings. The class comes with a documentation that is meant as an example to show the usage of the class. For a quick conversion FAQ, see below.

The class is still in development and feedback and comments are welcome. The latest template can be downloaded from GitHub, and issues with the template can be discussed there.

Timeline

Note that it is mandatory that accepted papers at the IACR Transactions on Symmetric Cryptology journal are presented at the corresponding FSE event.

Volume IACR Transactions on Symmetric Cryptology 2018, Issue 1:

  • Submission: 23 November 2017
  • Rebuttal: 4-8 January 2018
  • Decision: 23 January 2018
  • Camera-ready deadline for accepted papers (and conditionally accepted): 23 February 2018

Volume IACR Transactions on Symmetric Cryptology 2018, Issue 2:

  • Submission: 1 March 2018
  • Rebuttal: 4-7 April 2018
  • Decision: 1 May 2018
  • Camera-ready deadline for accepted papers (and conditionally accepted): 28 May 2018

Volume IACR Transactions on Symmetric Cryptology 2018, Issue 3:

  • Submission: 1 June 2018
  • Rebuttal: 4-7 July 2018
  • Decision: 1 August 2018
  • Camera-ready deadline for accepted papers (and conditionally accepted): 28 August 2018

Volume IACR Transactions on Symmetric Cryptology 2018, Issue 4:

  • Submission: 1 September 2018
  • Rebuttal: 4-7 October 2018
  • Decision: 1 November 2018
  • Camera-ready deadline for accepted papers (and conditionally accepted): 28 November 2018

Volume IACR Transactions on Symmetric Cryptology 2019, Issue 1:

  • Submission: 23 November 2018
  • Rebuttal: 2-6 January 2019
  • Decision: 23 January 2019
  • Camera-ready deadline for accepted papers (and conditionally accepted): 23 February 2019

Converting llncs Paper to iacrtrans

If you have a paper typeset with the llncs class, conversion should be relative easy. The following steps should be sufficient in most cases (for the submission version):

  • Replace \documentclass{llncs} with \documentclass[submission]{iacrtrans}
  • Replace \bibliographystyle{splncs03} with \bibliographystyle{alpha}
  • Add a \keywords{} command before the abstract, with keywords seperated by \and
  • Remove commands that might override the class style, such as \pagestyle{...} or \thispagestyle{...}, change of margins (e.g. with the geometry package), change of fonts,...
  • See also the package documentation