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Lightweight Crypto Day 2019

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 six lectures and a recent results session for those interested in the topic.

If you want your own copy of our Poster, feel free to download and print (or distribute).

Past events are archived. See for example the 2018 version or the 2014 version

When: Sunday, 31.3.19

Lightweight Crypto Day will take this year in Bar-Ilan University vicinty. It is scheduled to take place one day before the ISO SC27 meeting taking place in Tel Aviv.

Where: Beck Auditurium, Jewish studies building, Bar-Ilan, Israel

Location: Beck auditurium, the Rappaport faculty of Jewish studies building (building 410). Map is available here.

Transportation information in Hebrew (including bus routes that can be used).

Registration Information

Registration to LWD 2019 is free of charge, and available here.


Confirmed Speakers:
The list of confirmed speakers currently includes:

  • Roberto Avanzi (ARM Ltd., Germany)
  • Lily Chen (NIST, USA)
  • Yuval Ishai (Technion, Israel)
  • Lior Neumann (Technion, Israel)
  • Thomas Peyrin (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Kan Yasuda (NTT Secure Platform Laboratories, Japan)
Program (updated 5th of March):
9:00-9:25     Registration, Gathering & Coffee
9:25-9:30     Welcome and Opening Remarks (Nathan Keller, Bar-Ilan University)
9:30-10:15     Thomas Peyrin (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore): Tweakable Block Cipher Based Lightweight Cryptography (abstract Slides)
10:15-11:00     Lior Neumann (Technion, Israel): Breaking the Bluetooth Pairing: Fixed Coordinate Invalid Curve Attack (abstract)
11:00-11:30     Coffee Break
11:30-12:15     Yuval Ishai (Technion, Israel): Exploring Crypto Dark Matter: New Simple PRF Candidates and Their Applications (abstract)
12:15-13:45     Lunch Break (provided for registered participants)
13:45-14:30     Roberto Avanzi (ARM Ltd., Germany): The Qarma Chakra (abstract Slides)
14:30-15:15     Kan Yasuda (NTT Secure Platform Laboratories, Japan): ISO Lightweight Crypto Standard (abstract)
15:15-15:45     Coffee Break
15:45-16:30     Lily Chen (NIST, US): Update on NIST's Lightweight Crytpo Standardization (abstract)
16:30-17:30     Recent Results (Rump) Session: 10-minute talks presenting NIST's candidates and up to 10-minute talks presenting recent results.


Workshop attendees who require accommodations --- we are organzing a free shuttle to the venue from the area of the ISO SC27 meeting. More information will be made available later.


The day is organized by Nathan Keller and Itai Dinur. The local organizer is Orr Dunkelman.

Last update: Mon., 31/Mar/2019, 16:00 IST