Conference on Information-Theoretic Cryptography (ITC)

ITC 2021

July 24-26, 2021

Due to COVID-19, the Steering Committee decided that it is safer to hold ITC 2021 virtually.

The second Information-Theoretic Cryptography (ITC) conference will take place virtually (see details below) on July 24-26, 2021. ITC is a conference dedicated to all information-theoretic aspects of cryptography, broadly defined. See the charter for more information.

Conference Format

There will be a live program as well as longer pre-recorded talks for the accepted papers. Details below:
  • The live online program will take place via a Zoom webinar and will consist of:
    • Accepted paper sessions: Authors of accepted papers give brief (5-8 minute) presentations of their work followed by a moderated discussion with questions from the virtual audience.
    • Invited talks: We have 6 invited talks representing some of the greatest hits results in information-theoretic cryptography from the last few years.
  • Pre-recorded talks for each accepted paper will be made available online prior to the conference start. The talks will contain a 20-25 minute self-contained overview of the main results, optionally followed by a longer technical deep dive.
  • Registration is free but required for virtual attendance and only registered participants will receive a link to the zoom webinar. Thanks to generous sponsorship from NTT Research, registration is entirely free!

We look forward to seeing you online in July!

Important Dates

  • Paper submission: Feb 10, 2021 (11:59pm UTC)
  • Spotlight track nomination deadline: February 28, 2021
  • Paper acceptance notification: April 22, 2021
  • Camera ready version: May 14, 2021
  • Conference: July 24-26, 2021

Conference Organization

General Chair: Daniele Venturi (Sapienza University of Rome)

Program Chair: Stefano Tessaro (University of Washington)

Program Committee:
  • Anat Paskin-Cherniavsky (Ariel University)
  • Arpita Patra (Indian Institute of Science)
  • Christian Majenz (QuSoft and CWI)
  • Divesh Aggarwal (National University of Singapore)
  • Eyal Kushilevitz (Technion)
  • Fang Song (Portland State University)
  • Gilad Asharov (Bar-Ilan University)
  • Ignacio Cascudo (IMDEA Software Institute)
  • Kai-Min Chung (Academia Sinica)
  • Krzysztof Pietrzak (IST Austria)
  • Mark Bun (Boston University)
  • Marshall Ball (Columbia University and University of Washington)
  • Martin Hirt (ETH Zurich)
  • Mary Wootters (Stanford University)
  • Mohammad Mahmoody (University of Virginia)
  • Sidharth Jaggi (Chinese University of Hong Kong and University of Bristol)
  • Siyao Guo (NYU Shanghai)
  • Uri Stemmer (Ben-Gurion University)
  • Vipul Goyal (CMU and NTT Research)


We are deeply grateful to NTT Research and to the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science for sponsoring ITC 2021.