Conference on Information-Theoretic Cryptography (ITC)

Information-theoretic cryptography aims at achieving security in the presence of computationally unbounded adversaries. Research on information-theoretic cryptography includes in particular:

  • The design and implementation of cryptographic protocols and primitives with unconditional security guarantees.
  • The usage of information-theoretic tools and techniques in achieving other forms of security, including security against computationally-bounded and quantum attackers.

ITC is a venue dedicated to serving two fundamental goals:

  1. To present and disseminate research advances on all aspects of information-theoretic security.
  2. To foster the creation of a community bringing together researchers from several areas, including coding theory, information theory (classical and quantum), theory of computation, privacy, and cryptography.

Areas of interest include, but are not restricted to:

  • Secure multi-party computation
  • Information-theoretic reductions
  • Information theoretic proof systems
  • Idealized models (e.g.,ideal channels, random oracle, generic group model)
  • Bounded storage models
  • Secret sharing
  • Authentication codes and non-malleable codes
  • Randomness extraction and privacy amplification
  • Private information retrieval and locally decodable codes
  • Differential privacy
  • Quantum information processing
  • Information-theoretic foundations of physical-layer security
Moreover, the conference also encourages the submission of results from other fields of mathematics that are motivated by information-theoretic security.

ITC replaces the International Conference on Information Theoretic Security (ICITS), which was dedicated to the same topic and ran 2005-2017. ITC can be seen as a reboot of ICITS with a new name, a new steering committee and a renewed excitement.