DIAC 2013: Directions in Authenticated Ciphers

11–13 August 2013, Chicago, USA

How to participate:
How to contribute:
Accepted talks


The most fundamental promise made by cryptography is that a sender and receiver, starting from nothing more than shared knowledge of a secret key, can securely exchange messages. Secret-key cryptography protects the confidentiality and integrity of the messages against any possible misbehavior by the intermediate network. Unfortunately, the trust that users place in secret-key cryptography has been repeatedly and flagrantly violated. Will the requirements of the users be better met by the next generation of authenticated ciphers?

The purpose of DIAC 2013 is to evaluate the state of the art in authenticated encryption and gather community input regarding desired future directions. DIAC 2013 emphasizes the most recent research. Work in progress, such as preliminary ideas for submissions to the Competition for Authenticated Ciphers: Security, Applicability, and Robustness (CAESAR), is welcome. Cryptanalysis of previous ciphers, viewed as guidance for designers, is also welcome. Submissions of panel proposals, white papers, lists of desiderata, etc. are also welcome. See the submission page for a more comprehensive list of DIAC 2013 topics.

DIAC 2013 is a followup to the ECRYPT DIAC workshop in Stockholm in July 2012.

Important dates

  • Thursday 20 June 2013 23:59 GMT: Talk submissions.
  • Thursday 4 July 2013: Announcement of accepted talks.
  • Monday 15 July 2013: Registration deadline.
  • Sunday 11 August–Tuesday 13 August 2013: DIAC 2013.


DIAC 2013 is partly supported by NIST grant 60NANB12D261.
Version: This is version 2013.07.06 of the index.html web page.