June 15–17, Budapest, Hungary
Call for papers
LAST CALL FOR PAPERS – EXTENDED DEADLINE February 2, 2020 23:59 CET
The International Conference on Historical Cryptology (HistoCrypt 2020) invites submissions of long and short papers to its annual conference on historical cryptology. The conference will be held in June 15-17, 2020 at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary. Please mark your calendars.
HistoCrypt addresses all aspects of historical cryptography/cryptanalysis including work in closely related disciplines (such as history, history of ideas, computer science, AI,(computational) linguistics, or image processing) that is sufficiently formalized or applied, with relevance to historical ciphertexts and codes.
We welcome everybody interested in the field of historical cryptology (classical cryptography and cryptanalysis) to participate in the event. We invite submissions to HistoCrypt, either short or long paper, for presentation at the conference, which will be evaluated by a program committee. The conference's subjects include, but are not limited to:
Participation in the conference is mandatory for at least one author of each accepted paper.
As part of the conference, we are happy to announce the invited keynote speakers:
In connection to the conference a workshop on "The language of the Rohonc Codex" will be held on June 15, 2020. For more information, please visit
HistoCrypt 2020 represents a continuation of the highly successful European Historical Ciphers Colloquiums (EuroHCC) held in Heusenstamm (2012), Kassel (2016), and Smolenice (2017). Considering EuroHCC's growing popularity among the crypto historians and cryptographers and the established HICRYPT network on historical cryptology with over 100 members from 25 countries around the world, we established HistoCrypt as an annual, international event. The first event in the series took place in 2018 at Uppsala University, Sweden, and the second event was held in Mons, Belgium in 2019.
We invite paper submissions in three distinct tracks:
Presentations of accepted papers are either oral, poster, or demo, which will be decided by the program committee.
Papers accepted for presentation at the conference will be included in the HistoCrypt 2020 proceedings, which is published as part of the Northern European Association for Language Technology (NEALT) Proceedings Series (http://omilia.uio.no/nealt/?task=publications) by Linköping University Electronic Press (ECP: https://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/index.en.asp), as freely available Gold Open Access. Publications in the Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings are ranked on the Norwegian register for scientific journals, series and publishers as Level 1 publications. Please consult the responsibilities of the authors concerning publication ethics and malpractice statement as described on the ECP website: https://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/index.en.asp#tab4. Paper submissions that violate these requirements will be returned without review.
All submissions must follow the HistoCrypt 2020 style files, which are
available for LaTeX (preferred) and MS Word and can be
retrieved from the following address:
Submissions shall be anonymous, i.e. not reveal author(s) on the title page or through self-references.
Papers must be submitted digitally, in PDF, and uploaded through the on-line conference system. The page limits for submissions are: up to ten pages for regular papers, up to four pages for short papers including bibliographic references. Paper submissions that violate the requirements will be returned without review.
Submissions to the conference must follow the above requirements and be uploaded electronically no later than:
HistoCrypt utilizes the EasyChair conference management system for
submission, reviewing, and preparation of proceedings. Submission for
the conference will open December 1, 2019 at:
Reviewing of submissions and selection of the conference program will be managed by the HistoCrypt 2020 Program Committee. All submissions will receive at least two double-blind reviews by experts in the field.
To inquire about the submission and reviewing process or generally the
scientific program of the conference, please email
For all practical inquiries, please email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last update 2020-01-22