Lightweight Cryptography Workshop 2020

NIST plans to host the Fourth Lightweight Cryptography Workshop (virtual) on October 19-21, 2020, to discuss various aspects of the second-round candidates and to obtain valuable feedback for the upcoming selection of the finalists. NIST is soliciting research and discussion papers, surveys, presentations, case studies, and participation from all interested parties. Submissions must be provided electronically in PDF format and sent to NIST will post the accepted papers and presentations on the conference website; however, no formal proceedings will be published. 

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Security analysis of the second-round candidates
  • Benchmarking results in software and hardware
  • Side channel analysis of the candidates
  • Requirements and characteristics of real-world applications of lightweight cryptography

Important dates

Submission deadline: September 14, 2020

Notification deadline: September 28, 2020

Registration deadline: October 15, 2020 (registration is limited to 150 participants)

Workshop: October 19-21, 2020

Algorithm Status Updates can be found on the Round 2 Candidates page.

Registration Info

There is no registration fee for this workshop.  The virtual workshop is limited to 150 participants. If you do not plan to view the workshop October 19-21, please do not register.  Recordings will be available to the general public after the workshop. 

Registration will close October 15 (or when capacity is reached).  The link to the virtual session will be sent to registered attendees on October 16, 2020.


A recording of the workshop will be available to the general public for on-demand viewing after the event.  The recording will be available on the LWC 2020 event page.

Registration Questions? Please contact Terri Viezbicke at

Event Details

Starts: October 19, 2020 - 11:00 AM EST
Ends: October 21, 2020 - 03:00 PM EST

Format: Virtual Type: Workshop


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


Meeting day start and end times are estimated times.

Parent Project

See: Lightweight Cryptography

Related Topics

Security and Privacy: cryptography

Created July 27, 2020, Updated September 22, 2020