International Association for Cryptologic Research

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International Association for Cryptologic Research
International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) logo.png
1702 (in 2013)
Christian Cachin
Main organ
Journal of Cryptology, IACR conferences and workshops, Cryptology ePrint Archive

The International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) is a non-profit scientific organization whose purpose is to further research in cryptology and related fields. The IACR was organized at the initiative of David Chaum at the CRYPTO '82 conference.[1]


The IACR organizes three annual flagship conferences, four annual workshops in specific sub-areas, and one symposium: [2]

Several other conferences and workshops are held in cooperation with the IACR. Starting in 2015, selected summer schools will be officially sponsored by the IACR. CRYPTO '83 was the first conference officially sponsored by the IACR.

The IACR publishes the Journal of Cryptology, in addition to the proceedings of its conference and workshops. The IACR also maintains the Cryptology ePrint Archive, an online repository of cryptologic research papers aimed at providing rapid dissemination of results. [3]


The IACR has established the IACR Fellows Program, an honor to bestow upon its exceptional members. There are currently 64 IACR Fellows: Mihir Bellare, Tom Berson, Eli Biham, George Blakley, Manuel Blum, Dan Boneh, Gilles Brassard, Ernie Brickell, Jan Camenisch, Ran Canetti, David Chaum, Andrew Clark, Don Coppersmith, Ronald Cramer, Claude Crépeau, Ivan Damgård, Ed Dawson, Yvo G. Desmedt, Whitfield Diffie, Oded Goldreich, Shafi Goldwasser, Louis Guillou, Shai Halevi, Martin Hellman, Hideki Imai, Antoine Joux, David Kahn, Joe Kilian, Kwangjo Kim, Lars Knudsen, Hugo Krawczyk, Eyal Kushilevitz, Arjen Lenstra, James Massey, Ueli Maurer, Kevin McCurley, Ralph Merkle, Silvio Micali, Victor S. Miller, Moni Naor, Kaisa Nyberg, Andrew Odlyzko, Tatsuaki Okamoto, Rafail Ostrovsky, Christof Paar, Kenny Paterson, Bart Preneel, Jean-Jacques Quisquater, Michael O. Rabin, Tal Rabin, Charles Rackoff, Ronald Rivest, Phillip Rogaway, Richard Schroeppel, Adi Shamir, Claus P. Schnorr, Jennifer Seberry, Victor Shoup, Gustavus Simmons, Nigel Smart, Jacques Stern, Scott Vanstone, Andrew Yao, and Moti Yung.[4]


  1. ^ Sonia Fernandez: The People Behind the Code. The UCSB Current. 21 August 2014
  2. ^ IACR Conferences
  3. ^ IACR Publications
  4. ^ IACR Fellows