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Lightweight Cryptography

Round 1 Candidates

The following table lists the Round 1 Candidates of the lightweight crypto standardization process.

The success of the NIST Lightweight Crypto Standardization process relies on the efforts of the researchers from the cryptographic community that provide security, implementation and performance analysis of the candidate algorithms. NIST strongly encourages public evaluation and publication of the results throughout the process.

Official comments on the Round 1 Candidates should be submitted using the "Submit Comment" link for the appropriate algorithm. Comments from the lwc-forum Google group subscribers will also be forwarded to the lwc-forum Google group list. We will periodically post and update the comments received to the appropriate algorithm.

All relevant comments will be posted in their entirety and should not include PII information in the body of the email message.

Please refrain from using OFFICIAL COMMENT to ask administrative questions, which should be sent to lightweight-crypto@nist.gov

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Candidate Algorithm Information Submitters Comments
ACE

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Mark Aagaard
Riham AlTawy
Guang Gong
Kalikinkar Mandal
Raghvendra Rohit

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ASCON

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Christoph Dobraunig
Maria Eichlseder
Florian Mendel
Martin Schläffer

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Bleep64

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Kevin R. Driscoll

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CiliPadi

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Muhammad Reza Z’aba
Norziana Jamil
Mohd Saufy Rohmad
Hazlin Abdul Rani
Solahuddin Shamsuddin

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CLAE

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Dongxi Liu
Surya Nepal
Josef Pieprzyk
Willy Susilo

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CLX

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Hongjun Wu
Tao Huang

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COMET

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Shay Gueron
Ashwin Jha
Mridul Nandi

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DryGASCON

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Sébastien Riou

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Elephant

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Tim Beyne
Yu Long Chen
Christoph Dobraunig
Bart Mennink

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ESTATE

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Avik Chakraborti
Nilanjan Datta
Ashwin Jha
Cuauhtemoc Mancillas Lopez
Mridul Nandi
Yu Sasaki

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FlexAEAD

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Eduardo Marsola do Nascimento
José Antônio Moreira Xexéo

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ForkAE

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Elena Andreeva
Virginie Lallemand
Antoon Purnal
Reza Reyhanitabar
Arnab Roy
Damian Vizár

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Fountain

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Bin Zhang

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GAGE and InGAGE

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Danilo Gligoroski
Hristina Mihajloska
Daniel Otte

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GIFT-COFB

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Subhadeep Banik
Avik Chakraborti
Tetsu Iwata
Kazuhiko Minematsu
Mridul Nandi
Thomas Peyrin
Yu Sasaki
Siang Meng Sim
Yosuke Todo

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Gimli

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Daniel J. Bernstein
Stefan Kölbl
Stefan Lucks
Pedro Maat Costa Massolino
Florian Mendel
Kashif Nawaz
Tobias Schneider
Peter Schwabe
François-Xavier Standaert
Yosuke Todo
Benoit Viguier 

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Grain-128AEAD

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Martin Hell
Thomas Johansson
Willi Meier
Jonathan Sönnerup
Hirotaka Yoshida

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HERN & HERON

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Dingfeng Ye
Danping Shi
Yuan Ma
Peng Wang

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HYENA

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Avik Chakraborti
Nilanjan Datta
Ashwin Jha
Mridul Nandi

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ISAP

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Christoph Dobraunig
Maria Eichlseder
Stefan Mangard
Florian Mendel
Bart Mennink
Robert Primas
Thomas Unterluggauer

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KNOT

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Wentao Zhang
Tianyou Ding
Bohan Yang
Zhenzhen Bao
Zejun Xiang
Fulei Ji
Xuefeng Zhao

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LAEM

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Han Sui
Wenling Wu
Lei Zhang
Danxia Zhang

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Lilliput-AE

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Alexandre Adomnicai
Thierry P. Berger
Christophe Clavier
Julien Francq
Paul Huynh
Virginie Lallemand
Kévin Le Gouguec
Marine Minier
Léo Reynaud
Gëel Thomas

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Limdolen

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Carl E. Mehner

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LOTUS-AEAD and LOCUS-AEAD

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Avik Chakraborti
Nilanjan Datta
Ashwin Jha
Cuauhtemoc Mancilias Lopez
Mridul Nandi
Yu Sasaki

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mixFeed

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Bishwajit Chakraborty
Mridul Nandi

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ORANGE

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Bishwajit Chakraborty
Mridul Nandi

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Oribatida

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Arghya Bhattacharjee
Eik List
Cuauhtemoc Mancillas López
Mridul Nandi

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PHOTON-Beetle

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Zhenzhen Bao
Avik Chakraborti
Nilanjan Datta
Jian Guo
Mridul Nandi
Thomas Peyrin
Kan Yasuda

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Pyjamask

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Dahmun Goudarzi
Jérémy Jean
Stefan Kölbl
Thomas Peyrin
Matthieu Rivain
Yu Sasaki
Siang Meng Sim

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Qameleon

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Roberto Avanzi
Subhadeep Banik
Andrey Bogdanov
Orr Dunkelman
Senyang Huang
Francesco Regazzoni

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Quartet

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Bin Zhang

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REMUS

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Tetsu Iwata
Mustafa Khairallah
Kazuhiko Minematsu
Thomas Peyrin

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Romulus

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Tetsu Iwata
Mustafa Khairallah
Kazuhiko Minematsu
Thomas Peyrin

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SAEAES

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Yusuke Naito
Mitsuru Matsui
Yasuyuki Sakai
Daisuke Suzuki
Kazuo Sakiyama
Takeshi Sugawara

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Saturnin

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Anne Canteaut
Sébastien Duval
Gaëtan Leurent
María Naya-Plasencia
Léo Perrin
Thomas Pornin
André Schrottenloher

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Shamash & Shamashash

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Daniel Penazzi
Miguel Montes

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SIMPLE

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Shay Gueron
Yehuda Lindell

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SIV-Rijndael256

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Zhenzhen Bao
Jian Guo
Tetsu Iwata
Ling Song

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SIV-TEM-PHOTON

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Zhenzhen Bao
Jian Guo
Tetsu Iwata
Ling Song

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SKINNY-AEAD/SKINNY-HASH

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Christof Beierle
Jérémy Jean
Stefan Kölbl
Gregor Leander
Amir Moradi
Thomas Peyrin
Yu Sasaki
Pascal Sasdrich
Siang Meng Sim

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SNEIK

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Markku-Juhani O. Saarinen

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SPARKLE (SCHWAEMM and ESCH)

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Christof Beierle
Alex Biryukov
Luan Cardoso dos Santos
Johann Großschädl
Léo Perrin
Aleksei Udovenko
Vesselin Velichkov
Qingju Wang

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SPIX

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Riham AlTawy
Guang Gong
Morgan He
Kalikinkar Mandal
Raghvendra Rohit

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SpoC

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Riham AlTawy
Guang Gong
Morgan He
Ashwin Jha
Kalikinkar Mandal
Mridul Nandi
Raghvendra Rohit

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Spook

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Davide Bellizia
Francesco Berti
Olivier Bronchain
Gaétan Cassiers
Sébastien Duval
Chun Guo
Gregor Leander
Gaétan Leurent
Itamar Levi
Charles Momin
Olivier Pereira
Thomas Peters
François-Xavier Standaert
Friedrich Wiemer

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Subterranean 2.0

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Joan Daemen
Pedro Maat Costa Massolino
Yann Rotella

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SUNDAE-GIFT

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Subhadeep Banik
Andrey Bogdanov
Thomas Peyrin
Yu Sasaki
Siang Meng Sim
Elmar Tischhauser
Yosuke Todo

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Sycon

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Sumanta Sarkar
Kalikinkar Mandal
Dhiman Saha

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Thank Goodness It’s Friday (TGIF)

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Tetsu Iwata
Mustafa Khairallah
Kazuhiko Minematsu
Thomas Peyrin
Yu Sasaki
Siang Meng Sim
Ling Sun

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TinyJambu

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Hongjun Wu
Tao Huang

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Triad

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Subhadeep Banik
Takanori Isobe
Willi Meier
Yosuke Todo
Bin Zhang

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TRIFLE

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Nilanjan Datta
Ashrujit Ghoshal
Debdeep Mukhopadhyay
Sikhar Patranabis
Stjepan Picek
Rajat Sadhukhan

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WAGE

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Mark Aagaard
Riham AlTawy
Guang Gong
Kalikinkar Mandal
Raghvendra Rohit
Nusa Zidaric

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Xoodyak

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Joan Daemen
Seth Hoffert
Michaël Peeters
Gilles Van Assche
Ronny Van Keer

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Yarará and Coral

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Miguel Montes
Daniel Penazzi

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 * denotes algorithm has been withdrawn

Contacts

Lightweight Crypto Technical Inquiries
lightweight-crypto@nist.gov

Lawrence Bassham

Çağdaş Çalık

Kerry McKay

Meltem Sönmez Turan

Topics

Security and Privacy: cryptography

Created January 03, 2017, Updated November 06, 2019