Call For Papers Info


The Crypto & Privacy Village is returning to DEF CON 27, and we’re looking for top-notch presentations and workshops to fill our schedule. In the past, the Village has featured workshops and talks on everything from quantum crypto to FOIA, discussions on privacy and crypto tools, and a key signing party.

Passionate about cryptography or privacy? Interested in helping people encrypt their lives? Have a talk that’s better suited for a niche audience? Submit YOUR proposal to the Crypto & Privacy Village Call for Presentations and Workshops!

Please, no sales pitches. If you have a unique perspective related to your company’s products, please make it as vendor-neutral as possible.

Please note that the Crypto & Privacy Village is not the place for talks about cryptocurrencies. Do you have a talk about the blockchain? Please make sure it relates to a topic in cryptography or privacy.

╏ SUBMISSION DEADLINE ╏ June 15, 2019 at 11:59:59 PM PDT.

╏ WHERE TO SUBMIT╏ Please visit


Introductions & Overviews to cryptographic subfields (Crypto 101)

Cryptanalysis, side channels, & implementation-specific attacks on crypto

Algorithm- and protocol-level analysis of specific crypto/privacy tools

Post-quantum cryptography


Secure messaging (messages, email, etc.)

Hardware-based crypto and hardware acceleration

Useable cryptography (targeted/at-risk populations, the “reasonable” consumer)

Cryptographic APIs, open-source libraries, implementations, & standards

Public-Key Infrastructure

Transport Layer Security/Web Security



Privacy By Design

Privacy Engineering


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