When did Osvik, Shamir, and Tromer announce AES key extraction in 65 milliseconds? When did Kelsey, Schneier, Vaudenay, and Wagner expose cryptographic plagiarism? When did Alice meet Bob face to face for the first time? The Crypto 2005 rump session!
When did Bleichenbacher announce pencil-and-paper RSA forgeries? When did Cryptico announce a $1000 prize for the best cryptanalysis of Rabbit? When did Callas, Cannoy, and van Someren introduce lettuce-based cryptography? The Crypto 2006 rump session!
When did Biham, Dunkelman, Indesteege, Keller, and Preneel announce successful cryptanalysis of KeeLoq? When did Clark and Sale challenge the cryptographic community to race a rebuilt Colossus? When did Tromer, Ellison, Miller, and Wright present the perfect one-way hash? The Crypto 2007 rump session!
When did Tromer announce successful cryptanalysis of the Gpcode.ak ransomware virus? When did Enright, Rescorla, Savage, Shacham, and Yilek present a factorization of the IACR public key? When did Rescorla, Savage, Shacham, and Spies introduce dryness-rights management? The Crypto 2008 rump session!
When did Petit and Quisquater announce preimages in the SL_2 hash? When did Stevens demonstrate live man-in-the-middle attacks on HTTPS via MD5 collisions? When did Suga introduce UbeHashCoool? The Crypto 2009 rump session!
When did Gentry and Halevi announce FHE cryptanalytic challenges with public keys too large to fit on IBM's web servers? When did the mobile-phone industry open up ZUC for public review? When did Heninger and Shacham present a two-thousand-slide historical review of cryptography? The Crypto 2010 rump session!
When did Bogdanov, Khovratovich, and Rechberger announce biclique cryptanalysis of full AES? When did Peters demonstrate the benefits of Springer's editing? When did Suga introduce the mop construction? The Crypto 2011 rump session!
The first Crypto rump session took place in 1981 and was immediately heralded as the most important meeting in cryptography. Each subsequent Crypto rump session has reached a new level of historical significance, outstripped only by the Crypto rump sessions that followed it. The Crypto 2012 rump session will attempt to live up to, and if possible exceed, the exceptionally high standards set by previous Crypto rump sessions; but it relies critically on your contributions! Do you have breaking news, progress reports, or other topics of interest to the cryptographic community? Can you keep your talk short and entertaining? Fill out the submission form and ask for a talk slot!
As an added incentive for putting serious effort into non-serious rump-session talks, the editors of the Journal of Craptology usually promise to invite a paper from the most entertaining rump-session speakers. But we haven't heard from them yet.