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Lightweight Cryptography Workshop 2019

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.


Important dates

Submission deadline: August 2, 2019
Notification deadline: September 20, 2019
Registration deadline: October 28, 2019        REGISTER TODAY!
Workshop: November 4-6, 2019

Call for Submissions (PDF)

Cryptography in Industrial Embedded Systems: our experience of needs and constraints
Jean-Philippe Aumasson, Antony Vennard

FELICS-AE: a framework to benchmark lightweight authenticated block ciphers
Kévin Le Gouguec

Does gate count matter? Hardware efficiency of logic-minimization techniques for cryptographic primitives
Shashank Raghuraman and Leyla Nazhandali

Analyzing the Leakage-Resistance of some Round 1 Candidates of the NIST’s Lightweight Crypto Standardization Process
Francois-Xavier Standaert

Dumbo, Jumbo, and Delirium: Parallel Authenticated Encryption for the Lightweight Circus
Tim Beyne, Yu Long Chen, Christoph Dobraunig, and Bart Mennink

Leakage Resilience of the ISAP Mode: A Vulgarized Summary
Christoph Dobraunig and Bart Mennink

Practical Forgery Attacks on Limdolen and HERN
Raghvendra Rohit and Guang Gong

Hardware Implementations of NIST Lightweight Cryptographic Candidates: A First Look
Behnaz Rezvani and William Diehl

Slide Attack on CLX-128
Alexandre Mège

Security Proof of mixFeed
Bishwajit Chakraborty and Mridul Nandi

Security Proof of ORANGE-Zest
Bishwajit Chakraborty and Mridul Nandi

ESTATE Authenticated Encryption Mode: Hardware Benchmarking and Security Analysis
Avik Chakraborti, Nilanjan Datta, Ashwin Jha, Cuauhtemoc Mancillas Lopez, Mridul Nandi, Yu Sasaki

LOTUS and LOCUS AEAD: Hardware Benchmarking and Security Analysis
Avik Chakraborti, Nilanjan Datta, Ashwin Jha, Cuauhtemoc Mancillas Lopez, Mridul Nandi, Yu Sasaki

Security Analysis of HyENA Authenticated Encryption Mode
Avik Chakraborti, Nilanjan Datta, Ashwin Jha, Snehal Mitragotri, Mridul Nandi

Benchmarking Software Implementations of 1st Round Candidates of the NIST LWC Project on Microcontrollers
Sebastian Renner, Enrico Pozzobon, Jurgen Mottok

Security Proofs for Oribatida
Arghya Bhattacharjee, Eik List, Cuauhtemoc Mancillas López and Mridul Nandi

What the Fork: Implementation Aspects of a Forkcipher
Antoon Purnal, Elena Andreeva, Arnab Roy, and Damian Vizar

A Practical Forgery Attack on Lilliput-AE
Orr Dunkelman, Nathan Keller, Eran Lambooij, and Yu Sasaki

On the Security of COMET Authenticated Encryption Scheme
Shay Gueron, Ashwin Jha, and Mridul Nandi

Security Proof of Beetle and SpoC
Bishwajit Chakraborty and Ashwin Jha and Mridul Nandi

Ascon v1.2 – Analysis of Security and Efficiency
Christoph Dobraunig, Maria Eichlseder, Florian Mendel and Martin Schläffer

Implementation of three LWC Schemes in the WiFi 4-Way Handshake with Software Defined Radio
Yunjie Yi and Guang Gong

Systematic Testing of Lightweight Cryptographic Implementations
Sydney Pugh, M S Raunak, D. Richard Kuhn, and Raghu Kacker

Cryptanalysis of Internal Keyed Permutation of FlexAEAD
Mostafizar Rahman, Dhiman Saha, Goutam Paul

Forgery on Qameleon and SIV-TEM-PHOTON and SIV-Rijndael256
Nilanjan Datta, Ashwin Jha and Mridul Nandi

Breaking REMUS and TGIF in the light of NIST Lightweight Cryptography Standardization Project
Nilanjan Datta, Ashwin Jha, Alexandre Mège and Mridul Nandi

Updates on Romulus, Remus and TGIF
Tetsu Iwata, Mustafa Khairallah, Kazuhiko Minematsu, and Thomas Peyrin

Distinguishers for Reduced Round Ascon, DryGASCON, and Shamash Permutations
Cihangir Tezcan  

FELICS-AEAD: Benchmarking of Lightweight Authenticated Encryption Algorithms
Luan Cardoso dos Santos, Johann Grobschadl and Alex Biryukov

Will the Future Lightweight Standard be RISC-V Friendly?
Gorkem Nisanci, Remzi Atay, Meltem Kurt Pehlivanoglu, Elif Bilge Kavun and Tolga Yalcin 

A Comprehensive Framework for Fair and Efficient Benchmarking of Hardware Implementations of Lightweight Cryptography
Jens-Peter Kaps, William Diehl, Michael Tempelmeier, Farnoud Farahmand, Ekawat Homsirikamol and Kris Gaj

Benchmarking and Optimizing AES for Lightweight Cryptography on ASICs
Jenny W. Yu and Mark D. Aagaard

An Open-Source Platform for Evaluating Side-Channel Countermeasures in Hardware Implementations of Lightweight Authenticated Ciphers
Abubakr Abdulgadir, William Diehl and Jens-Peter Kaps

Hardware Design and Analysis of the ACE and WAGE Ciphers
Mark D. Aagaard, Marat Sattarov, and Nusa Zidaric

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.

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:

Lodging Info

Photo of Marriott Washingtonian Center

The special room rate block ended Sunday, October 13, 2019.  Rooms can be reserved at the hotels regular rate.  

Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center 

751 Washingtonian Blvd.
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878
(301) 590-0044

For other hotels in the area, please see the NIST Visitor Information page.

Security Instructions

*Visitor Access Requirement - 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: Please have your state-issued driver's license. Regarding Real-ID requirements, all states are in compliance or have an extension through October 2020.
    • NIST also accepts other forms of federally issued identification in lieu of a state-issued driver's license, such as a valid passport, passport card, DOD's Common Access Card (CAC), Veterans ID, Federal Agency HSPD-12 IDs, Military Dependents ID, Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC), and TSA Trusted Traveler ID. 

Event Details

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

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

Format: In-person Type: Workshop

Agenda Website

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


NIST Main Campus
Green Auditorium (Administration Building)
Gaithersburg, Maryland


Security and Privacy: cryptography,

Parent Project

Lightweight Cryptography
Created December 10, 2018, Updated October 16, 2019