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2024 International Conference on Historical Cryptology - HISTOCRYPT 2024 (June 25-27, 2024)

The International Conference on Historical Cryptology (HistoCrypt 2024) invites submissions of papers to its annual conference on historical cryptology. The conference will be held at Kellogg College Oxford and Bletchley Park (UK) on June 25-27, 2024.

HistoCrypt addresses all aspects of historical cryptology, including work in closely related disciplines (such as history, history of ideas, computer science, AI, computational linguistics, or image processing), and ‘history’ is understood in the broadest sense. More details about the conference can be found on the conference website - included below. Also included below is information about submissions - accepted through January 28, 2024.


Submission Deadline: 28 January, 2024
Submission opens: 1 December, 2023


HistoCrypt addresses all aspects of historical cryptography and cryptanalysis. “History” is understood in the broadest sense and includes contemporary history. The conference’s subjects include, but are not limited to:

* the use of cryptography in the military, diplomacy, business, and other areas

* analysis of historical ciphers with the help of modern computerized methods

* unsolved historical cryptograms

* mechanical encryption machines

* the history of cryptology 

* the roots of modern ciphers in historical cryptology

* linguistic aspects of cryptology

* the influence of cryptography on the course of history

* cryptology and its connections to neighbouring fields of study teaching and promoting cryptology in schools, universities, and the public

Anyone interested in historical cryptology is welcome to participate in the event. The HistoCrypt invites submissions for presentation at the conference, which will be evaluated by the program committee. Participation in the conference is mandatory for at least one author of each accepted paper.

HistoCrypt particularly encourages early-stage researchers (PhDs and postdocs) to submit their research.


 We invite paper submissions in two distinct tracks:

    * regular papers up to 10 pages (excluding references) on substantial, original, and unpublished research, including evaluation results, where appropriate

    * short papers up to 4 pages (excluding references) on smaller, focused contributions, work in progress, negative results, surveys, tutorials, or opinion pieces 

Presentations of accepted papers can be either oral, poster, or demo. Authors can make suggestions as to the presentation format; final decisions will be taken by the program committee. Papers accepted for presentation at the conference will be included in the HistoCrypt 2024 proceedings.


All submissions must follow the HistoCrypt 2024 style files, which are available on the HistoCrypt 2024 website:

There are styles for LaTeX (preferred) and MS Word. Submissions shall be anonymous, i.e., not reveal author(s) on the title page or through self-references. Submissions that violate the requirements will be returned without review.

Papers must be submitted digitally, in PDF, and uploaded through EasyChair. The submission will open 1 December and close on January 28 [GMT]. The link to the submission page will be published on the HistoCrypt 2024 website.


Submission opens:                                 December 1, 2023

Paper submission:                                 January 28, 2024

Notification of acceptance:                   March 18, 2024

Camera ready manuscripts:                  April 21, 2024

Main conference:                                   June 25-27, 2024



 Reviewing of submissions and selection of the conference program will be managed by the HistoCrypt 2024 Program Committee. All submissions will receive at least two double-blind reviews by experts in the field.

* Michelle Waldispühl (program chair), University of Gothenburg, Sweden

* Carola Dahlke (area chair), Deutsches Museum, Germany

* Bernhard Esslinger (area chair), University of Siegen, Germany

* Benedek Láng (area chair), Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

* Beáta Megyesi (area chair), Stockholm University, Sweden



* Dermot Turing (local chair), Kellogg College Oxford, UK

* Jacqui Garrad, The National Museum of Computing, UK

* Professor Richard Benham, National Cyber Awards, UK

* Giuliana Forestieri, Kellogg College Oxford, UK

For the preliminary program, see the conference website: