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Post-Quantum Cryptography PQC

Workshops and Timeline


Workshops

Date  

November 29-
December 1, 2022

Fourth PQC Standardization Conference
          Virtual

Call for Papers 

June 7-9, 2021

Third PQC Standardization Conference
          Virtual

Call for Papers updated 2/3/2021

August 22-24, 2019

Second PQC Standardization Conference, co-located with Crypto 2019

University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA

Call for Papers

April 11-13, 2018 First PQC Standardization Conference, co-located with PQCrypto 2018

Pier Sixty-Six Hotel and Marina
Fort Lauderdale, FL

April 2-3, 2015 Workshop on Cybersecurity in a Post-Quantum World 

NIST
Gaithersburg, MD


Timeline

*This is a tentative timeline, provided for information, and subject to change.
Date  
Feb 24-26, 2016 NIST Presentation at PQCrypto 2016:  Announcement and outline of NIST's Call for Submissions (Fall 2016), Dustin Moody
April 28, 2016 NIST releases NISTIR 8105, Report on Post-Quantum Cryptography
Dec 20, 2016 Formal Call for Proposals
Nov 30, 2017 Deadline for submissions
Dec 4, 2017 NIST Presentation at AsiaCrypt 2017: The Ship Has Sailed: The NIST Post-Quantum Crypto "Competition", Dustin Moody
Dec 21, 2017 Round 1 algorithms announced (69 submissions accepted as "complete and proper")
Apr 11, 2018 NIST Presentation at PQCrypto 2018: Let's Get Ready to Rumble - The NIST PQC "Competition"Dustin Moody
April 11-13, 2018 First PQC Standardization Conference - Submitter's Presentations
January 30, 2019 Second Round Candidates announced (26 algorithms)
March 15, 2019 Deadline for updated submission packages for the Second Round
May 8-10, 2019 NIST Presentation at PQCrypto 2019: Round 2 of the NIST PQC "Competition" - What was NIST Thinking? (Spring 2019), Dustin Moody
August 22-24, 2019 Second PQC Standardization Conference
July 22, 2020 Third Round Candidates announced (7 Finalists and 8 Alternates)
October 1, 2020 Deadline for updated submission packages for the Third Round
June 7-9, 2021 Third PQC Standardization Conference
July 5, 2022 Announcement of Candidates to be Standardized and Fourth Round Candidates
October 1, 2022 Deadline for updated submission packages for the Fourth Round
Nov 29-Dec 1, 2022 Fourth PQC Standardization Conference (Virtual)
2022/2024 Draft Standards Available

Created January 03, 2017, Updated September 21, 2022