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Second PQC Standardization Conference

The NIST Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization Process has entered the next phase, in which 26 second-round candidates are being considered for standardization. NIST plans to hold a second NIST PQC Standardization Conference in August 2019 to discuss various aspects of these candidates, and to obtain valuable feedback for the selection of the finalists. NIST will invite each submission team of the 26 second-round candidates to give a short update on their algorithm. 

Draft Agenda


  • Submission Deadline: May 31, 2019
  • Authors Notified: June 21, 2019
  • Final Version Deadline: July 19, 2019
  • Last Day to Register:  August 15, 2019

Call for Papers

The conference will be held at the University of California, Santa Barbara and co-located with Crypto 2019.

Conference Inquiries:

A Hardware Evaluation Study of NIST Post-Quantum Cryptographic Signature schemes
Deepraj Soni, Kanad Basu, Mohammed Nabeel, Ramesh Karri

A Lightweight Implementation of NTRUEncrypt for 8-bit AVR Microcontrollers
Hao Cheng, Johann Großschädl, Peter B. Rønne, Peter Y. A. Ryan

Approximate Trapdoors for Lattices and Smaller Hash-and-Sign Signatures
Yilei Chen, Nicholas Genise, Pratyay Mukherjee

Comparing proofs of security for lattice-based encryption
Daniel J. Bernstein

New Attacks on Lifted Unbalanced Oil Vinegar
Jintai Ding, Kurt Schmidt, Zheng Zhang, Joshua Deaton, FNU Vishakha

Energy Consumption of Round 2 Submissions for NIST PQC Standards
Crystal Roma, Chin-En Amy Tai, M. Anwar Hasan

Feasibility and Performance of PQC Algorithms on Microcontrollers
Brian Hession, Jens-Peter Kaps

Implementing and Benchmarking Seven Round 2 Lattice-Based Key Encapsulation Mechanisms Using a Software/Hardware Codesign Approach
Farnoud Farahmand, Viet Ba Dang, Michal Andrzejczak, Kris Gaj

Measuring TLS key exchange with post-quantum KEM
Krzysztof Kwiatkowski, Nick Sullivan, Adam Langley, Dave Levin, Alan Mislove

On the non-tightness of measurement-based reductions for key encapsulation mechanism in the quantum random oracle model
Haodong Jiang, Zhenfeng Zhang, Zhi Ma

Optimised Lattice-Based Key Encapsulation in Hardware
James Howe, Marco Martinoli, Elisabeth Oswald, Francesco Regazzoni

pqm4: Testing and Benchmarking NIST PQC on ARM Cortex-M4
Matthias J. Kannwischer, Joost Rijneveld, Peter Schwabe, Ko Stoffelen

Prototyping post-quantum and hybrid key exchange and authentication in TLS and SSH
Eric Crockett, Christian Paquin, Douglas Stebila

Sharing the LUOV: Threshold Post-Quantum Signatures
Daniele Cozzo, Nigel P. Smart

Simple, Fast and Constant-Time Gaussian Sampling over the Integers for Falcon
Thomas Prest, Thomas Ricosset, Mélissa Rossi

Tighter proofs of CCA security in the quantum random oracle model
Nina Bindel, Mike Hamburg, Andreas Hülsing, Edoardo Persichetti

Visualizing size-security tradeoffs for lattice-based encryption
Daniel J. Bernstein


Accepted, but will be presented with Round 2 Algorithm Update:

Constant-time algorithms for ROLLO
Carlos Aguilar-Melchior, Emanuele Bellini, Florian Caullery, Rusydi Makarim, Marc Manzano, Chiara Marcolla, Victor Mateu

Efficient generation of the public parameter A in unstructured lattice-based schemes
Hayo Baan, Sauvik Bhattacharya, Oscar Garcia-Morchon, Ludo Tolhuizen

Exploring NIST LWC/PQC Synergy with R5Sneik:  How SNEIK 1.1 Algorithms were Designed to Support Round5
Markku-Juhani O. Saarinen

Implementation of an FPGA coprocessor for Picnic
Daniel Kales, Sebastian Ramacher, Christian Rechberger, Roman Walch, Mario Werner

PQDH: A Quantum-Safe Replacement for Diffie-Hellman based on SIDH
Vladimir Soukharev, Basil Hess

SIKE Round 2 Speed Record on Embedded Processors
Hwajeong Seo, Amir Jalali, Reza Azarderakhsh


Registration Info

The meeting will begin at 2:00pm Thursday, August 22 and end Saturday afternoon, August 24.  The registration fee for the meeting is $162.00. 

Online Registration is now closed.

Lodging Info

The University of California Santa Barbara has on-campus housing packages available for attendees.  Accommodations are available in the Anacapa and Santa Rosa Residence Halls on a first come, first served basis; early registration and reservations are highly recommended.  Accommodations begin as early as August 16 and end on August 25, 2019

UCSB housing reservations have closed.

Phone: 805-893-3072

UCSB Visitor Information and Maps:

Parking Information (for those staying off-campus)

Please park in the MESA/18 parking structure ONLY. You will need to buy a “pay and display” permit ($8 per day weekdays) from the machine in the parking structure.  If you look for Crypto & NIST-PQC on the permit machine, you can pay for the total number of days that you will be parking in the lot and be issued a permit for that period of time. Note that after 5pm and on weekends, you may use the same permit for Lot 3 or 9 for evening events. 


  • By Air:  For your convenience, we recommend making flight reservations with Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) as your final destination. The UCSB campus is a ten-minute drive from the airport.
  • Santa Barbara Airbus (bus shuttle from LAX):  This service provides several daily bus trips from Los Angeles International Airport to Santa Barbara.  Reservations are strongly recommended (see
  • By Train: Santa Barbara is served by Amtrak Train Service. Amtrak terminals are located in Santa Barbara (12–15 miles from campus) and Goleta (5 miles from campus).

Event Details

Starts: August 22, 2019 - 02:00 PM
Ends: August 24, 2019 - 04:00 PM


Format: In-person Type: Conference


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


University of California, Santa Barbara
Corwin Pavilion 
  co-located with Crypto 2019


Security and Privacy: post-quantum cryptography,

Created March 12, 2019, Updated August 16, 2019