The International Conference on Cryptology & Malicious Security hosted in Malaysia

Country: Malaysia

City: Kuala Lumpur

Abstr. due: 30.04.2016

Dates: 01.12.16 — 02.12.16

Area Of Sciences: Physics and math;

Organizing comittee e-mail:

Organizers: Paradigm-shifting Crypto


Original papers of substantial technical contribution in the areas of cryptology and malicious security are solicited for submission to the International Conference on Cryptology & Malicious Security hosted in Malaysia (Mycrypt 2016).

Note that the first & only Mycrypt thus far was in 2005; even back then it had a dedicated session on unconventional cryptography. Since then, substantial breakthroughs have been made in crypto in the past decade, including notions pertaining to malicious security, i.e. where security is no longer just against bad guys but where good guys who are conventionally viewed as mostly defensive can equally be adversarial. It is now time to rejuvenate the series with particular focus on paradigm-shifting crypto research & thinking outside the current box.

Submissions to Mycrypt 2016 should be aimed towards the following topic categories:

paradigm-shifting, unconventional cryptology (e.g. malicious crypto, unconventional formulations of underlying problems, or new hard problems)
position papers on breakthrough cryptologic/security research
revisits/critiques/analysis of long-standing crypto paradigms/approaches/models/formulations (in fact, we also encourage paired submissions by crypto factions of opposing views, where each paper in the pair argues for/against a paradigm)
approaches/solutions to long-standing open problems; or formulations of long-standing/thus-far adhoc security approaches
analysis of crypto/security standardization processes & how they may be subverted
cryptofications of the real world (e.g. new types of adversarial models and/or notions inspired by real world incidences/problems, modelling humans-in-the-security-loop)
crypto & beyond: cryptologic techniques in union with techniques from other disciplines
Other aspects of cryptology including conventional cryptology are welcome provided they make substantial contributions to the field of cryptology, to how the world views crypto or how crypto views the world. The gist is that we welcome all things non-conventional & paradigm-shifting.

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