Lightweight Crypto Day 2016

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    Date(s) - 28/03/2016
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm


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    Lightweight Crypto Day

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    March 28, 2016
    Local organizer: Orr Dunkelman
    Program chairs: Nathan Keller & Itai Dinur
    Location: Meyer Building (EE department) room 1003, Technion campus, Haifa, Israel

    Confirmed speakers:

    • Roberto Avanzi, Qualcomm, Germany – Designing Ciphers that are Light… to Accept
    • Orr Dunkelman, University of Haifa, Israel – Can Lightweight Cryptography Deliver Heavyweight Security?
    • Daniel Genkin, Technion, Israel – Physical Side Channel Attacks on Mobile Devices
    • Shay Gueron, University of Haifa, Israel  – optimized hardware implementation of AES – from high performance to Lightweight designs
    • Orhun Kara, Tubitak, Turkey – The security of lightweight algorithms


    Lightweight cryptography is an emerging field of research trying to address low-end devices that need security such as RFID tags or devices connected to Internet of Things (IoT). As known security solutions cannot be accommodated in these restricted environments, lightweight cryptography has to offer meaningful security at the same time as reducing the cost of implementation to its bare essentials: footprint-wise (low number of gates), throughput-wise, energy-wise, etc.

    The day is planned as a meeting point between academia and industry, as this field is closely connected to both communities – industry by identifying the exact needs and the requirements, followed by the academic solution development – new designs as well as new design philosophies, which are then implemented by the industry.

    Last year, NIST – the US National Institute of Standard and Technology has announced their long term plan in the field (this announcement was also given in the lightweight crypto day held last year). The brings a third and very valuable player to the table – government (and regulatory) bodies.


    09:00-09:30 Gathering & Coffee

    09:30-09:40 Welcome and Opening Remarks

    09:40  – 10:30 Optimized Hardware Implementation of AES  - from High Performance to Lightweight Designs | Shay Gueron, University of Haifa & Intel, Israel

    10:30 – 11:20  Can Lightweight Cryptography Deliver Heavyweight Security? | Orr Dunkelman, University of Haifa, Israel

    11:20 – 11:40  Coffee break

    11:40 – 12:30  Designing Ciphers that are Light... to Accept  |  Roberto Avanzi, Qualcomm, Germany

    12:30 – 13:30  Light lunch

    13:30 – 14:20  Physical Side Channel Attacks on Mobile Devices  |  Daniel Genkin, Technion, Israel

    14:20 – 15:10  The Security of Lightweight Algorithms  |  Orhun Kara, Tübitak Bilgem , Turkey

    15:10 – 15:30   Coffee break

    15:30 – 16:15   Rump Session: Hot News and Recent Results

    The conference is free but requires registration