IMA Eleventh IMA International Conference on Cryptography and Coding
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Call for papers

Original research papers on all technical aspects of cryptography and coding theory are solicited for submission. The conference proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. A copy of the proceedings will be given to each attendee of the conference.

Important Dates:
Submissison deadline June 15, 2007
Acceptance notification September 3, 2007
Proceedings version Deadline September 21, 2007
conference Dec 18-20, 2007

Instructions for Authors

Submissions must not substantially duplicate work that any of the authors has published in a journal or a conference/workshop with published proceedings, or has submitted/is planning to submit to a journal or other conferences/workshops that have published proceedings. Accepted submissions may not appear in any other conference or workshop that has published proceedings.

Papers will be refereed by at least three members of the Programme Committee. Papers submitted by members of the Programme Committee will be refereed by at least four members of the Programme Committee. The selection of papers for the proceedings is made by the Programme Chair in discussion with the Programme Committee, and all decisions are final. The programme is expected to comprise of approximately 30 papers.

Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the conference.

Visas: It is strongly recommended that authors apply for visas at the time of submission. Do not wait for the decisions.

For more information about the conference, including the list of programme committee members, please see the conference website

Submission Format:

  • The submission should be anonymous, with no author names, affiliations,acknowledgements, or obvious references.

  • Note: papers which have already been posted on eprint or arxiv may still be submitted to the conference. Anonymity of submissions only means that the submitted paper does not have author name/affiliation information. For more discussion about this issue see here under "On anonymous conference submissions".

  • The length of the submission should be at most 16 pages excluding bibliography and appendices, and at most 24 pages in total. It should be in single column format, use at least 11-point fonts, and have reasonable margins. Committee members are not required to read appendices; the paper should be intelligible without them.

  • The submission should begin with a title and a short abstract. The introduction should summarize the contributions of the paper at a level appropriate for a non-specialist reader. The introduction should also give motivation for the results and indicate why the paper makes a research contribution; it is the authors job to convince the committe of the merit of their paper.

  • Papers should be submitted electronically by 23:59 GMT on Friday June 15, 2007 . It is likely that submissions will be accepted up to and including Sunday June 17, but I make no guarantee that the webserver will stay running for the whole weekend, so that is your own risk :)

  • Proceedings versions of papers must be prepared using Latex and using the llncs class file, so authors are strongly reommended to use this system for their submissions. It will be helpful to the editors if authors use the default llncs and latex2e settings, rather than using non-standard fonts, character sets or excessively complicated macros. For guidelines about preparing papers for the Springer LNCS series please see here

  • Submissions should preferably be in PDF format (i.e., a .pdf file), although PostScript (i.e., a .ps file) will be allowed. If at all possible, the submission should be in US letter paper size (rather than A4), and should use Type 1 fonts (rather than Type 3 fonts). Please visit the following web page for instructions and tips on preparing your submission file

  • Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits. Neither late submissions, submissions by email, nor hardcopy submissions will be accepted. Authors unable to submit electronically should contact the program chair by June 11, 2007.

Last updated: Mar 06, 2007