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Third PQC Standardization Conference

The NIST Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization Process has entered the third phase, in which 7 third round finalists and eight alternate candidates are being considered for standardization. NIST plans to hold a third NIST PQC Standardization Conference in June 2021 to discuss various aspects of these candidates, and to obtain valuable feedback for the final selection(s). NIST will invite each submission team of the 15 finalists and alternates to give a short update on their algorithm.

The conference will take place virtually.

Call for Papers

  • Submission deadline: April 23, 2021
  • Notification date: May 7, 2021
  • Conference Dates:  June 7-9, 2021

Conference Inquiries:  pqc2021@nist.gov

Papers will be posted shortly. Authors should submit updates, if applicable, by May 28 to pqc2021@nist.gov

Saber Post-Quantum Key Encapsulation Mechanism (KEM): Evaluating Performance in Mobile Devices and Suggesting Some Improvements / Evaluating Kyber post-quantum KEM in a mobile application
Leonardo Ribeiro, José Paulo Lima, Ruy de Queiroz, Jonysberg Quintino, Fabio da Silva, Andre Santos, José Ribeiro Júnior

Resistance of Isogeny-Based Cryptographic Implementations to a Fault Attack
Élise Tasso, Luca De Feo, Nadia El Mrabet, Simon Pontié

RFC Key Identification and Serialization
Christine van Vredendaal, Dieter Bong,  Joppe Bos, Silvio Dragone,  Basil Hess, Christopher Meyer,  Mike Osborne, Karen Willbrand

pqm4: NISTPQC Round 3 Results on the Cortex-M4
Matthias J. Kannwischer, Richard Petri   

Torsion point attacks on "SIDH-like" cryptosystems
Péter Kutas, Christophe Petit

Rainbow on Cortex-M4
Matthias J. Kannwischer, Tung Chou, Bo-Yin Yang

Fast verified post-quantum software, part 1: RAM subroutines
Daniel J. Bernstein

Classic McEliece on the ARM Cortex-M4
Tung Chou, Ming Shing Chen

Lower bounds on lattice sieving and information set decoding
Elena Kirshanova, Thijs  Laarhoven

Efficient Key Recovery for all HFE Signature Variants
Tao Chendong, Albrecht Petzoldt, Jintai Ding

A Side-Channel Assisted Attack on NTRU
Amund Askeland, Sondre Rønjom

Smartcard and Post-Quantum Crypto
Aurélien Greuet

Anonymous, Robust Post-Quantum Public Key Encryption
Varun Maram, Paul Grubbs, Kenneth Paterson

BUFFing signature schemes beyond unforgeability and the case of post-quantum signatures
Rune Fiedler, Cas Cremers, Samed Düzlü, Marc Fischlin, Christian Janson

First-Order Masked Kyber on ARM Cortex-M4
Daniel Heinz, Peter Schwabe, Matthias J. Kannwischer, Georg Land, Daan Sprenkels

Formal Verification of Post-Quantum Cryptography
Matthew Meijers, Manuel Barbosa, Andreas Hülsing, Peter Schwabe

Zalcon: an alternative FPA-free NTRU sampler for Falcon
Pierre-Alain Fouque, François Gérard, Mélissa Rossi, Yang Yu

Fast Quantum-Safe Cryptography on IBM Z
Basil Hess, Jonathan Bradbury

Benchmarking and Analysing the NIST PQC Finalist Lattice-Based Signature Schemes on the ARM Cortex M7
James Howe

PANEL:  PQC Considerations for DNSSEC
Andrew Fregly   Moderator: Haya Shulman

Panelists:  Jim Goodman, Russ Housley, Burt Kaliski, Victoria Risk, Douglas Stebila, Roland van Rijswijk-Deij

High-Speed Hardware Architectures and Fair FPGA Benchmarking of CRYSTALS-Kyber, NTRU, and Saber
Viet Ba Dang, Kamyar Mohajeran, Kris Gaj

Compact Copocessor for KEM Saber: NovelScalable Matrix Originated Processing
Jiafeng Xie, Pengzhou He, Chiou-Yng Lee

Hardware Deployment of Hybrid PQC
Reza Azarderakhsh, Rami Elkhatib, Brian Koziel, Brandon Langenberg

The Case for SIKE: A Decade of the Supersingular Isogeny Problem
Craig Costello

Updates from the Open Quantum Safe Project
Douglas Stebila on behalf of Open Quantum Safe Team

Faster Kyber and Saber via a Generic Fujisaki-Okamoto Transform for Multi-User Security in the QROM
Elke Kiltz, Julien Duman, Kathrin Hoevelmanns, Vadim Lyubashevsky, Gregor Seiler

PQ-WireGuard: we did it again
Mathilde Raynal, Aymeric Genêt, Yolan Romailler

Suitability of 3rd Round Signature Candidates for Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication
Nina Bindel, Sarah McCarthy, Geoffrey Twardokus, Hanif Rahbari

Requirements for Post-Quantum Cryptography on Embedded Devices in the IoT
Derek Atkins

Boosting the Hybrid Attack on NTRU: Torus LSH, Permuted HNF and Boxed Sphere
Phong Nguyen

Techniques for Masking Saber and Kyber
Michiel Van Beirendonck, Jan-Pieter D’Anvers

Side-Channel Protections for Picnic Signatures
Okan Seker, Akira Takahashi, Diego F. Aranha, Sebastian Berndt, Thomas Eisenbarth, Luca Wilke, Greg Zaverucha

Optimized Software Implementations of CRYSTALS-Kyber, NTRU, and Saber Using NEON-Based Special Instructions of ARMv8
Duc Tri Nguyen, Kris Gaj

On Generic Side-Channel Assisted Chosen Ciphertext Attacks on Lattice-based PKE/KEMs - Towards key recovery attacks on NTRU-based PKE/KEMs
Prasanna Ravi, Martianus Frederic Ezerman, Shivam Bhasin, Anupam Chattopadhyay, Sujoy Sinha Roy

Verifying Post-Quantum Signatures in 8 kB of RAM
Tanja Lange, Ruben Gonzalez, Andreas Hulsing, Matthias J. Kannwischer, Juliane Kramer, Marc Stottinger, Elisabeth Waitz, Thom Wiggers, Bo-Yin Yang

Mitaka: A Simpler, Parallelizable, Maskable Variant of Falcon
Mehdi Tibouchi, Thomas Espitau, Akira Takahashi, Alexandre Wallet

Power-based Side Channel Attack Analysis on PQC Algorithms
Miaoqing Huang, Tendayi Kamucheka, Michael Fahr, Tristen Teague, Alexander Nelson, David Andrews

A Lightweight Implementation of Saber Resistant Against Side-Channel Attacks
Abubakr Abdulgadir, Kamyar Mohajerani, Viet Ba Dang, Jens-Peter Kaps, Kris Gaj


Registration Info

Registration Fee:  $25.00 USD


The link to attend the meeting will be sent to registered attendees on June 3, 2021. 

Registration Questions? Please contact Crissy Robinson.

Event Details

Starts: June 07, 2021 - 10:00 AM EST
Ends: June 09, 2021 - 04:00 PM EST

Format: Virtual Type: Conference

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

Parent Project

See: Post-Quantum Cryptography

Related Topics

Security and Privacy: post-quantum cryptography

Created February 10, 2021, Updated May 12, 2021