The field of asymmetric cryptography has been flourishing within the last years: researchers have been proposing various public key constructions ranging from well-established signature schemes to advanced protocols like homomorphic encryption, MPC or functional encryption. Almost all of them rely on certain hardness assumptions like factoring, discrete logarithm, lattice-based or code-based assumptions or those relying on solving multivariate systems. Understanding the concrete complexity of such problems is of paramount importance, not only in cryptography, but also in complexity theory and number theory. However, looking at the current trend in the cryptographic world, it appears that there are very few venues (if any) dedicated specifically to the cryptanalytic community: to people who design and implement new algorithms and provide new insights into the asymptotic and concrete hardness of cryptographic problems.

AAC 2024 fills the current gap in the cryptographic community by providing a dedicated platform for cryptanalysts. It aims to advance the field by bringing together experts in algorithm design and implementation, facilitating knowledge exchange, and encouraging collaboration. Additionally, AAC 2024 welcomes new joiners and less experienced attendees, aiming to expand the community and provide support for individuals at all levels of expertise.

Important Dates

29 nov

Submission Deadline

22 Dec


Organizing Committee

Editorial/Program Chairs


Andre Esser(Technology Innovation Institute)


Elena Kirshanova(Technology Innovation Institute)

General Chair


Javier Verbel(Technology Innovation Institute)

Keynote Speaker


Damien Stehlé

Damien Stehlé is a Chief Researcher at Cryptolab https://www.cryptolab.co.kr/en/home/ Prior to this, he was a researcher at CNRS and a professor at ENS Lyon. His main research interests lie in lattice-based cryptography and homomorphic encryption. He is a co-author of the Kyber encryption scheme and Dilithium signature scheme, and is a renowned scientist in the foundations and cryptanalysis aspects of lattice-based cryptography.

Program Committee

Leo Ducas

(CWI, Netherlands)

Eamonn Postlethwaite

(CWI, Netherlands)

Luca de Feo

(IBM Research, Switzerland)

Markku-Juhani O. Saarinen

Tampere University, Finland & PQShield, UK

Philippe Gaborit

(University of Limoges, France)

Paolo Santini

(Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Italy)

Ján Jančár

(Masaryk University, Czech Republic)

Damien Stehlé

(CryptoLab, Korea)

Alexander Karenin

(Technology Innovation Institute, UAE)

Jean-Pierre Tillich

(Inria de Paris, France)

Péter Kutas

(Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary)

Alexander May

(Ruhr University Bochum, Germany)

Monika Trimoska

(Radboud University, Netherlands)

Semyon Novoselov

I. Kant Baltic Federal University, Russia

Alexander Wallet

(Inria Rennes, France)

Lorenz Panny

(Technical University of Munich, Germany)

Violetta Weger

(Technical University of Munich, Germany)

Juliane Krämer

(University of Regensburg Germany)

Call for Papers

AAC 2024 invites paper submissions on any aspect of asymmetric cryptanalysis. This includes (but is not limited to): new algorithms for solving cryptographic relevant problems, efficient implementations of new or existing algorithms, algorithmic improvements to the state-of-the-art, detailed cost analyses or side-channel attacks. Additionally AAC 2024 also welcomes SoK (Systematization of Knowledge) papers, for which ”SoK” should be mentioned in the title. Submissions should be processed in LaTeX following the Springer LNCS template. The pagelimit for submissions is 18 pages excluding references and any clearly marked appendices. Reviewers are not required to read appendices, submissions should therefore be self-contained without it. Papers must not be already published or submitted to another venue with proceedings.

The single-page call for papers can be downloaded here

Authors of accepted papers must ensure that one of the authors will present their work in person at the workshop.

To encourage greater student participation, ACNS’24 offers travel grants for students.

More details about these grants can be found on ACNS’24 Student Travel Grants website https://wp.nyu.edu/acns2024/student-travel-grants.

In addition, ACNS’24 gives a best workshop paper award, with 500 EUR prize sponsored by Springer.

To submit a paper, please visit: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=aac24

Date and Place

One day between 5-8 of March (Precise day TBD)

New York University Abu Dhabi campus


To be announced.


To be announced.