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Lightweight Cryptography Workshop 2019

#NISTLWC

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

Important dates

Submission deadline: August 2, 2019
Notification deadline: September 20, 2019
Registration deadline: October 18, 2019
Workshop: 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 lightweight-crypto@nist.gov, along with the contact details of the authors.

Call for Submissions (PDF)

Registration Info

The registration fee for the Lightweight Cryptography Workshop is $151.00 and includes morning and afternoon refreshments and a buffet lunch each day.

REGISTER TODAY! 
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.

Registration will close October 28. On-site registration will not be available. 
Registration Contact:  karen.startsman@nist.gov


Lodging Info

Details to follow.


Security Instructions

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.

Acceptable Photo Identification:

  • For Non-US Citizens: Valid passport for photo identification
  • For US Permanent Residents: Permanent Resident/Green card for photo identification
  • For US Citizens: Effective July 21, 2014, under the REAL ID Act of 2005, agencies, including NIST, can only accept a state-issued driver’s license or identification card for access to federal facilities if issued by states that are REAL ID compliant or have an extension.

Event Details

Starts: November 04, 2019 - 08:30 AM EST
Ends: November 06, 2019 - 05:00 PM EST

**All attendees must be pre-registered to gain entry to the NIST campus.**

Format: In-person Type: Workshop

Attendance Type: Open to public
Audience Type: Industry,Government,Academia,Other


Location

NIST Main Campus
Gaithersburg, Maryland

Topics

Security and Privacy: cryptography,

Parent Project

Lightweight Cryptography
Created December 10, 2018, Updated July 15, 2019