ECRYPT Workshop on Lightweight Cryptography

November 28-29, 2011, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Welcome to the home page of the ECRYPT Workshop on Lightweight Cryptography 2011, organized by the UCL Crypto Group and sponsored by the SymLab and VAMPIRE virtual labs of the Network of Excellence in Cryptology – ECRYPT II. The focus of the workshop is on all aspects related to low-cost cryptography, mixing symmetric and asymmetric techniques, algorithms and protocols, as well as hardware and software implementation issues. The workshop is a forum for presenting new solutions for securing small embedded devices (such as smart cards, RFIDs, sensor nodes, ...), including their underlying mathematical foundations and practical applications.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):


- August 1, 2011: preliminary call for papers is out (.pdf file).
- August 12, 2011: final call for papers is out (.pdf file) and program committee is complete.
- August 23, 2011: first invited talk will be by Joan Daemen (ST Microelectronics, Belgium), and entitled "Challenges in Embedded Cryptography".
- August 31: submission webpage is open (link).
- September 18: second invited talk will be by Pascal Junod (HEIG-VD, Switzerland), and entitled "Bridging Theory and Practice in Cryptography".
- September 19: third invited talk will be by Matt Robshaw (Orange, France), and entitled "Cryptography for RFIDs".
- October 7: registration page and local information are open.
- November 7: workshop program is out (see below).
- November 18: Registration will be closed soon as we are reaching the maximum number of participants.
- November 22: registration is closed!
- November 23: preproceedings are online.
- December 7: slides are online.

Workshop program!

Workshop preproceedings!

Workshop slides, day 1, day 2

Submission information

Authors are invited to submit their papers via electronic submission to this webpage. Contributions should describe technical works related to the workshop topics. Papers must be at most 18 pages (excluding the bibliography and appendices), and be formatted according to the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science style (see The workshop will not have formal proceedings. Therefore, accepted papers can be re-submitted to other conferences or journals without risking infringing double-submission policies.

Important dates

Program committee

- Frederik Armknecht (Universität Mannheim, Germany).
- Jean-Philippe Aumasson (Nagravision, Switzerland).
- Gildas Avoine (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium).
- Thomas Baignères (CryptoExperts, France).
- Lejla Batina (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands and KU Leuven, Belgium).
- Guido Bertoni (ST Microelectronics, Italy).
- Jean-Luc Beuchat (University of Tsukuba, Japan).
- Andrey Bogdanov (KU Leuven, Belgium).
- Christophe De Cannière (Google, Switzerland).
- Josep Domingo-Ferrer (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia).
- Emmanuelle Dottax (Oberthur Technologies, France).
- Orr Dunkelman (University of Haifa, Israel).
- Benoît Gérard (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium).
- Henri Gilbert (ANSSI, France).
- Thomas Gross (University of Newcastle, UK).
- Tim Güneysu (University of Bochum, Germany).
- Tanja Lange (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands).
- Stefan Mangard (Infineon Technologies, Germany).
- María Naya-Plasencia (Université de Versailles, France).
- David Naccache (Ecole Normale Supérieure, France).
- Thomas Peyrin (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore).
- Axel Poschmann (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore).
- Francisco Rodriguez-Henriquez (Centro de inv. y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Mexico).
- Kazuo Sakiyama (University of Electro Communications, Japan).
- Serge Vaudenay (EPFL, Switzerland).
- Erik Zenner (Technical University of Denmark).


Additional sponsors