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Post-Quantum Cryptography PQC

Workshops and Timeline



June 7-9, 2021

Third PQC Standardization Conference

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 

Gaithersburg, MD


*This is a tentative timeline, provided for information, and subject to change.
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
2022/2024 Draft Standards Available

Created January 03, 2017, Updated November 22, 2021