We are very sorry to let you know that we have to cancel the physical meeting at HistoCrypt 2020 in June in Budapest given the
difficult situation caused by Covid-19. The conference cannot be organized during the upcoming weeks for practical reasons.
At present, borders of Hungary are closed for foreigners, international meetings are not authorized either at higher
educations. Although we hope that the situation will improve by June, there is no guarantee – according to the latest
simulations, Coronavirus infection will reach its peak in Hungary in June. We strongly believe that the only responsible
action now is to cancel the event as a physical meeting. However, we decided to publish the proceedings with all accepted papers as planned so all
the hard work of the authors and reviewers won’t be wasted. We will keep you informed.
And we all look forward to HistoCrypt in 2021 somewhere in Europe, to be announced sooner (or later) at histocrypt.org.
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.
HistoCrypt addresses all aspects of historical cryptology/cryptography 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:
the use of cryptography in military, diplomacy, business, and other areas
analysis of historical ciphers with the help of modern computerized methods
unsolved historical cryptograms
the Enigma and other encryption machines
the history of modern (computer-based) cryptography
special linguistic aspects of cryptology
the influence of cryptography on the course of history
teaching and promoting cryptology in schools, universities, and the public
Participation in the conference is mandatory for at least one author of each accepted paper.
Submissions from those who are new to the field, particularly students, are very welcome.