PQCrypto 2023
The 14th International Conference on Post-Quantum Cryptography
August 16-18, 2023
College Park, MD, USA


The aim of PQCrypto is to serve as a forum for researchers to present results and exchange ideas on the topic of cryptography in an era with large-scale quantum computers.

After thirteen successful PQCrypto conferences (2006 in Leuven, 2008 in Cincinnati, 2010 in Darmstadt, 2011 in Taipei, 2013 in Limoges, 2014 in Waterloo, 2016 in Fukuoka, 2017 in Utrecht, 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, 2019 in Chongqing, 2020 in Paris (online), 2021 in Daejeon (hybrid), 2022 (online)), we are looking forward to PQCrypto 2023.

The conference will take place at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA. The dates are August 16–18, 2023.

We are on twitter as @PQCryptoConf for updates.


Proceedings of PQCrypto 2023 will be published by Springer in the LNCS Series. See https://link.springer.com/conference/pqcrypto for previous editions.


Coming soon.

Important Dates

Initial submission deadline:Monday, April 17, 2023, 23:59 UTC -11
Final submission deadline:Monday, April 24, 2023, 23:59 UTC -11
Notification of acceptance:Monday, June 5, 2023
Final version due:Friday, June 23, 2023
Conference:Wednesday-Friday, August 16-18, 2023

Call for Papers

Call for papers in pdf format.

Original research papers on all technical aspects of cryptographic research related to post-quantum cryptography are solicited. Topics of interest include (but are not restricted to):

  • Cryptanalysis of post-quantum systems and quantum cryptanalysis.
  • Cryptosystems that have the potential to be safe against quantum computers such as: code-based, hash-based, isogeny-based, lattice-based, and multivariate constructions.
  • Implementations of, and side-channel attacks on, post-quantum cryptosystems.
  • Security models for the post-quantum era.

Instructions to authors

Accepted papers are planned to be published in Springer's LNCS series. Submissions must not exceed 30 pages, including appendices and excluding references, and must be in a single column format in 10pt fonts using the default llncs class without adjustments. Reviewers are not required to read appendices, and submissions are expected to be intelligible and complete without them.

If the submission is accepted, the length of the final version will be at most 35 pages including both references and appendices, in the llncs class format. Submissions must not substantially duplicate work that any of the authors has published in a journal or a conference/workshop with proceedings, or has submitted/is planning to submit before the author notification deadline to a journal or other conferences/workshops that have proceedings. The submission should begin with a title, the authors' names and affiliations, a short abstract, and a list of key words, and its introduction should summarize the contributions of the paper at a level appropriate for a non-specialist reader. Submissions ignoring these guidelines may be rejected without further consideration.

Submission deadlines

The initial submission deadline is April 17, 2023. All papers must be submitted by this deadline to be considered for the conference. Papers submitted by this deadline may be in draft form but must include a title and an abstract. The final submission deadline is April 24, 2023. Authors will be permitted to revise their submissions anytime before the final submission deadline.

Submission Server

Coming soon.

Program Chairs

  • Thomas Johansson, Lund University, Sweden
  • Daniel Smith-Tone, University of Louisville, and National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA

Program Committee

Coming soon.

General Chair

For general inquiries, please contact:
Yi-Kai Liu, NIST and University of Maryland, yi-kai.liu at nist.gov, and yikailiu at umd.edu

Local Organizers

  • Gorjan Alagic, University of Maryland and NIST
  • Dustin Moody, NIST
  • Rene Peralta, NIST
  • Angela Robinson, NIST

With the support of QuICS, the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science, and UMIACS, the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies.

Last modified: 2023.03.13