CrossFyre 2021

December 2 & 3, 2021 | Free Virtual Workshop

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The 10th International Workshop on Cryptography, Robustness, and Provably Secure Schemes for Female Young Researchers (CrossFyre) is a virtual workshop. The workshop is planned on December 2 afternoon and December 3 morning, 2021 (Central European Time).

This workshop brings together young researchers in the field of Cryptography and Information Security to help them to promote their research. An additional aim is to raise awareness among participants on gender-equality, to present the outcome of relevant social studies on the topic, and to discuss possible measures for improving the current situation.

Participants are kindly invited to give 20-minute presentation or to present a poster about their current or past work at the workshop. Please, find more information here

CrossFyre has been organized annually from 2011 to 2019. CrossFyre 2020 has been unfortunately postponed to 2021 due to the spreading of SARS-CoV-2 virus. For more details about the previous events, see here. The 11th edition of CrossFyre in 2022 will be organized in Passau, Germany.

Attendance and Submission

We encourage everyone to join the event regardless of their gender. CrossFyre targets mainly Master's students, PhD candidates and Postdocs. We welcome undergraduate students to this workshop as well, and strongly encourage supervisors to support their students participation.

The attendance and the submission to the workshop are free of charge. If you would like to attend the workshop, please register:

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  • Keynote talks
  • Fellow researchers introducing themselves. Selected fields in cryptography, security, robustness, provable security, etc. are briefly outlined
  • Discussions on gender-equality topics


November 2021
Britta Hale confirmed as Keynote Speaker
Assistant Professor at Naval Postgraduate School

November 2021
Extended deadline for submissions
New Abstract submissions deadline — November 16, 2021

October 2021
Sonia Belaïd confirmed as Keynote Speaker
Cryptography Engineer at CryptoExperts

September 2021
Call for submissions open
Abstract submissions deadline — November 4, 2021
Selected abstracts notification — November 19, 2021

April 2021
Crossing, TU Darmstadt, sponsorship
We thank our generous sponsor!

March 2020 (updated in June 2020)
Virtual Eurocrypt 2020
Due to the spreading of SARS-CoV-2 virus, Eurocrypt 2020 becomes a virtual conference.

February 2020
Novi, Facebook sponsorship
We thank our generous Gold sponsor!

Microsoft Research sponsorship
We thank our generous Gold sponsor!

CASA, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, sponsorship
We thank our generous Gold sponsor!

January 2020
Texim Europe sponsorship
We thank our generous Bronze sponsor!

November 2019
SAMOVAR UMR 5157, Télécom SudParis, CNRS, sponsorship
We thank our generous Silver sponsor!

October 2019
Call for submission open
Abstract submissions deadline — March 6, 2020
Selected abstracts notification — March 16, 2020

Our Sponsors


  • Anna Guinet
  • Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands
  • Asli Bay
  • Antalya Bilim University, Turkey

Contact Us

For questions regarding the workshop, please contact the organizers:

Call for sponsors

The workshop welcomes sponsors, please find the details for sponsoring:

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