HistoCrypt 2020 will take place from June 15-17, 2020 in Budapest, Hungary. The Call for Papers is running until February 2.

Like every year, I’m looking forward to HistoCrypt, Europe’s leading event on the history of cryptography. The 2020 issue will take place from June 15-17 at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary. Preparations are already going on and I expect that this year’s HistoCrypt will be bigger and better than ever. I’m sure we will see many attendant’s from last year’s event (in Mons, Belgium) again.

Source: Schmeh

HistoCrypt 2020

The Call for Papers for HistoCrypt 2020 is available here. The dealine for submitting papers has been extended to Friday, February 2, 2020. The program committee is headed by Beáta Megyesi from Uppsala University, Sweden.

Source: Schmeh

Anna Lehofer and Benedek Láng (known to readers of this blog as a leading expert on the Rohonc Codex) form the local organisation team.


Previous HistoCrypts

Though HistoCrypt is still a relatively new conference series, it already has a note-worthy history:

  • In 2012, I organized a meeting of crypto history enthusiasts in Heusenstamm, Germany (check here for a video). Our main guest was the legendary David Kahn.
  • In 2016 Arno Wacker and his team hosted the European Historic Ciphers Colloqium (Euro HCC) in Kassel, Germany.
  • In 2017 another EuroHCC took place in Smolenice, Solvakia. It was the first event in this series that included a Call for Papers. The participants decided to change the name of the conference to “HistoCrypt”. This choice was made because the ending “crypt” is very popular for crypto conferences; examples include Eurocrypt, Asiacrypt, Indocrypt, and Netcrypt.
  • The first conference titled HistoCrypt took place in 2018 at Uppsala University, Sweden.
  • HistoCrypt 2019 was held in Mons, Belgium.

As can be seen, HistoCrypt 2020 will be the sixth conference in this series. It goes without saying that I will hand in a paper and, most of all, I will attend. I hope to see many of my readers there.

It is highly recommend to book accommodation well in advance, preferably as soon as possible, due to a soccer game event held at the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship in Budapest.

Further reading: HistoCrypt 2019: Invited speakers announced

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