CT-RSA, or Cryptographers' Track RSA Conference, is the venue for scientific papers on cryptography within the RSA Conference. The RSA Conference is the main trade show for the security industry; over 40,000 people attend the exhibition floor, keynote addresses, events, seminars, training events and the various technical tracks. CT-RSA is the track devoted to scientific papers on cryptography. As such CT-RSA is a great venue to ensure that scientific results not only get published to the wider cryptologic community, but also get exposed to technical attendees from industry, government and wider afield.
Original papers on all technical aspects of cryptology are solicited for submission. Topics included but are not limited to:
Cryptocurrencies and blockchain
Side-channel attacks and defenses
Random Number Generators
Given the wider audience of the CT-RSA track within the RSA Conference itself, the committee will give preference to papers which are of a broad interest to security professionals. (For reference, see the DBLP list of CT-RSA publications of previous editions of the CT-RSA conference.)
In addition, for the same reasons, we welcome systematization of knowledge (SoK) papers, which should aim to evaluate, systematize, and contextualize existing knowledge. Such papers may not necessarily contain novel research contributions, but they should be of high value to the community. Examples of SoK papers could include survey papers that provide a new perspective on a research area, papers that support or challenge long-held beliefs with compelling evidence, or papers that provide an extensive and realistic evaluation of competing approaches to solving specific problems. SoK papers on cryptography which are of a broad interest to a security professional will be especially encouraged.
Finally, given the current uncertainty around COVID-19, we will support remote presentation for those authors of accepted papers who wish to make use of it.
UPDATE (17/11/2020): following a decision by the main RSA conference organisers, CT-RSA 2021 will take place virtually. Further details will be announced here in due course.
Paper Submission Deadline:
Notification of Acceptance:
Final Manuscripts Due:
CT-RSA 2021 Conference:
Tue 01/12/2020 (anywhere on earth)
Mon 17/05/2021 - Thu 20/05/2021