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Lightweight Crypto Day 2014

What: A day dedicated to Lightweight Cryptography

The day is dedicated to research in lightweight cryptography, with the emphasis on symmetric-key cryptography targeting low-end devices. The day will be composed of a few lectures, a panel for discussions, and similar research-related activities for those interested in the topic.

When: Sunday, 2.2.14

The date was chosen such that if you attend the Bar-Ilan winter school on Symmetric Encryption in Theory and in Practice, you could extend your stay in Israel a bit, to participate.

Do note that you must register to the winter school separately.

Where: Education Building, Room 570, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel

The day will take place at the Caesarea Rothschild Institute facilities - Room 570 of the education building in the University of Haifa. For the university's map click here.

Accessing the university using public transportation is easy given the abundance of bus routes that reach it. Important bus routes:

  • From the Hof Hacarmel train station (Haifa's southest train station) - 46 or 146 go direct. If in a hurry, grab any bus that goes to Horev Center (11,29,123,132,133), and change in Horev center (please note that 29 is the best option for the changing, as you change buses with no need to change stations).
  • From Lev Hamifratz train station (Haifa's first station coming from the north): buses 141 or 146.
  • From Horev center: buses 24,30,36,37,37a,46, or 146.
For the complete list of buses, please consult this list or buses information.

There is going to be one shuttle at 8:50 a.m. from Hof Hacarmel station towards the university. Leave the train station towards the side of the sea, and look for the person with the sign saying "Lightweight Crypto Day".

Registration Information

Please note that the attendance is free. However, you must register by 28th of January. You can still attend the day without prior registration, but as space may be limited, attendance will be on a first come first served based (and with no lunch/dinner).


Schedule in PDF

The program is as follows:
9:00-9:30     Gathering & Coffee
9:30-9:35     Welcome and opening remarks
9:35-10:25     Roberto Avanzi - Lightweight crypto and the industry
10:25-11:15     Nathan Keller - The lightweight block ciphers zoo
11:15-11:35     Coffee break
11:35-12:25     Christian Rechberger - Symmetric-crypto Research Meets Practice: Low Latency Ciphers
12:25-14:00     Lunch break (provided for registered participants)
14:00-14:50     Itai Dinur - The Lightweight Block Cipher LED as an Inspiration for Cryptanalysis
14:50-15:20     Riaal Domingues - Standardisation efforts in lightweight cryptography
15:20-15:40     Coffee break
15:40-16:30     Rump session
16:30-17:15     Discussion: What are the research goals in lightweight cryptography?
19:30     Dinner: El-Gaucho Haifa


Workshop attendees who require accommodations in Haifa:

Please note that all prices are for single occupant, and require that the reservation will be made through Ms. Friedlander at the university (email address: dfridl1 (at-sign) univ (dot) haifa (dot) ac (dot) il. Prices for deluxe rooms, and other accomodations are available as well (please contact Orr or Ms. Friedlander for more info).



The program chair of the day is Nathan Keller. The local organizer is Orr Dunkelman.

The generous support of the Caesarea Rothschild Institute is highly appreciated.

Last update: Monday, 3/Feb, 10:40 IST