10th International Conference on Information Theoretic Security

November 29 - December 2, 2017


About the Conference

This is the 10th in a series of International Conference on Information Theoretic Security (ICITS) which will be held in Hong Kong, China, on November 29 - December 2, 2017.

ICITS is an international conference which deals with all aspects of information-theoretic security and brings together the leading researchers in the areas of cryptography, information theory and quantum information. It is the successor conference to the 2005 IEEE Information-Theory Workshop on Theory and Practice in Information Theoretic Security (ITW 2005) in Awaji Island, Japan. The information about the previous ICITS is as follows: 2nd ICITS in Madrid, Spain (ICITS 2007), 3rd ICITS in Calgary, Canada (ICITS 2008), 4th ICITS in Shizuoka, Japan (ICITS 2009), 5th ICITS in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (ICITS 2011), 6th ICITS in Montreal, Canada (ICITS 2012), 7th ICITS in Singapore (ICITS 2013), 8th ICITS in Lugano, Switzerland (ICITS 2015), 9th ICITS in Tacoma, Washington, USA (ICITS 2016).

The conference will be held right before Asiacrypt 2017, which will also take place in Hong Kong. The 16th International Conference on Cryptology and Network Security (CANS) will be held in Hong Kong around the same time.

Areas of interest include (but are not restricted to):

Quantum cryptography
Quantum information theory
Nonlocality and nonsignaling
Post-quantum cryptography (e.g. Lattices & cryptography)
Physical layer security
Wiretap channels
Adversarial channel models
Cryptography from noisy channels
Bounded storage models
Network coding security
Biometric security
Randomness extraction
Key and message rates
Secret sharing
Authentication codes
Multiparty computations
Information-theoretic reductions
Implementation challenges

Two Tracks: Conference and Workshop

As the goal of ICITS is to bring together researchers on all aspects of information theoretic security, it consists of the following two tracks with different types of contributed presentations.

Conference Track (with proceedings)

Submissions to this track must be original papers that have not previously appeared in published form. Accepted papers will be presented at the conference and will appear in the conference proceedings, which will be published by Springer in the LNCS series.

Workshop Track (no proceedings)

To encourage presentation of work from a variety of fields, "workshop track" papers are also solicited. Accepted papers will be presented orally at the conference but will not appear in the proceedings. Submissions to this track that have previously appeared are acceptable. Papers that describe work in progress are also welcome.

Important Dates

Submission deadline of both tracks: June 5, 2017 (23:59 UTC)  July 31, 2017 (23:59 UTC)
Decision notification: August 14, 2017  September 27, 2017
Final version deadline: August 25, 2017  October 11, 2017

Conference Organization

General Chair: Kenneth Shum The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Treasurer: Chee Wei Tan City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Publicity: Wei Kang Southeast University, China
Program Chair: Junji Shikata Yokohama National University, Japan
Program Committee: Divesh Aggarwal National University of Singapore, Singapore
Paulo Barreto University of Washington, Tacoma, USA
Mario Berta Caltech, USA
Matthieu Bloch Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Ignacio Cascudo Aalborg University, Denmark
Paolo D'Arco University of Salerno, Italy
Frédéric Dupuis Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Benjamin Fuller University of Connecticut, USA
Peter Gazi IOHK Research
Goichiro Hanaoka AIST, Japan
Masahito Hayashi Nagoya University, Japan
Mitsugu Iwamoto The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Takeshi Koshiba Waseda University, Japan
Yuan Luo Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Hemanta Maji Purdue University, USA
Keith Martin Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
Kirill Morozov Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Anderson Nacimento University of Washington, Tacoma, USA
Frédérique Oggier Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Carles Padró Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Vinod M. Prabhakaran Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India
Rei Safavi-Naini University of Calgary, Canada
Rafael F. Schaefer Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Junji Shikata, Chair Yokohama National University, Japan
Vincent Y. F. Tan National University of Singapore, Singapore
Stefano Tessaro University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Huaxiong Wang Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Shun Watanabe Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
ICITS Steering Committee: Carlo Blundo University of Salerno, Italy
Yvo Desmedt University of College London, UK and University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Yuval Ishai Technion, Israel
Kaoru Kurosawa Ibaraki University, Japan
Ueli Maurer ETH Zurich, Switzerland
C. Pandu Rangan Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India
Rei Safavi-Naini University of Calgary, Canada
Junji Shikata Yokohama National University, Japan
Stefan Wolf Universita della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland
Moti Yung Google and Columbia University, USA
Yuliang Zheng University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

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