NIST has initiated a process to solicit, evaluate and standardize lightweight cryptographic algorithms that are suitable for constrained environments. NIST will hold a workshop on November 4-6, 2019 in Gaithersburg, MD, to discuss candidate algorithms, including design strategies, implementations, performance, cryptanalysis, and target applications.
Call for Submissions
NIST has initiated a process to solicit, evaluate, and standardize lightweight cryptographic algorithms that are suitable for use in constrained environments. In April 2019, NIST announced 56 Round 1 candidates to be considered for standardization. NIST is soliciting papers, presentations, case studies, panel proposals, and participation from any interested parties. NIST will post the accepted papers and presentations on the workshop website; however, no formal workshop proceedings will be published.
Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Security and performance analysis of Round 1 candidates
- Benchmarking of lightweight cryptographic algorithms in software and hardware
- Side channel attacks and countermeasures for constrained devices
- Requirements and characteristics of real-world applications of lightweight cryptography, including RFID, SCADA, cyber-physical systems, and the Internet of Things
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||November 4-6, 2019
Submissions must be provided electronically in PDF format. Paper submissions should not exceed 12 pages. Proposals for presentations or panels should be no longer than 5 pages; panel proposals should identify possible panelists and an indication of which panelists have confirmed their participation.
Please send your submission to the firstname.lastname@example.org, along with the contact details of the authors.
Call for Submissions (PDF)
All attendees must be pre-registered to gain entry to the NIST campus. Photo identification must be presented at the main gate to be admitted to the conference. Attendees must wear their conference badge at all times while on the campus.