FSE 08

  • Fast Software Encryption

  • 10-13 of February, 2008

  • Lausanne, Switzerland

Call for Papers

The call of papers is also available in [pdf].

FSE 2008 is the 15th annual Fast Software Encryption workshop, for the sixth year sponsored by the International Association for Cryptologic Research(IACR). Original research papers on symmetric cryptology are invited for submission to FSE 2008. The workshop concentrates on fast and secure primitives for symmetric cryptography, including the design and analysis of block ciphers, stream ciphers, encryption schemes, analysis and evaluation tools, hash functions, and message authentication codes (MACs).

Important dates

Submission deadline:October 22, 2007
Notification of decision:December 10, 2007
Pre-proceedings version deadline:January 15, 2007
Workshop:February 10 - 13, 2008
Proceedings version deadline:March 15, 2008

Instructions for Authors

Submissions must not substantially duplicate work that any of the authors has published in a journal or a conference/workshop with proceedings, or has submitted/is planning to submit before the author notification deadline to a journal or other conferences/workshops that have proceedings. Accepted submissions may not appear in any other conference or workshop that has proceedings. Double submissions will be rejected without evaluation, see [IACR Policy on Irregular Submissions].

The submission must be anonymous, with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgments, or obvious references. It should begin with a title, a short abstract, and a list of keywords. The length of the submission should be at most 14 pages excluding bibliography and appendices using at least 11pt size font, reasonably sized margins and in total not more than 20 pages. The introduction should summarize the contributions of the paper at a level appropriate for a non-specialist reader. Committee members are not required to read appendices; the paper should be intelligible without them. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits.

It is strongly preferred that submissions be processed in LaTeX according to the instructions listed on [http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html] since these are mandatory for the final papers. Submitted papers must be in PDF or postscript format and should be submitted electronically. Detailed description of the electronic submission procedure will be available via [http://fse2008.epfl.ch].

Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the workshop.


Pre-proceedings will be available at the workshop. Proceedings are intended to be published in Springer-Verlag's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Authors of accepted papers will be required to complete the IACR copyright assignment form at [http://www.iacr.org/forms/copyright_agreement.html] for their work to be published in the workshop proceedings.

Program Committee

Frederik ArmknechtRuhr-University Bochum, Germany
Steve BabbageVodafone, U.K.
Alex BiryukovUniversity of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
John BlackUniversity of Colorado, USA
Anne CanteautINRIA, France
Claude CarletUniversity of Paris 8, France
Joan DaemenSTMicroelectronics, Belgium
Orr DunkelmanK.U.Leuven, Belgium
Henri GilbertFrance Telecom, France
Louis GranboulanEADS, France
Helena HandschuhSpansion, France
Tetsu IwataNagoya University, Japan
Thomas JohanssonLund University, Sweden
Antoine JouxDGA and University of Versailles, France
Pascal JunodNagravision, Switzerland
Charanjit JutlaIBM Watson, U.S.A.
Mitsuru MatsuiMitsubishi Electric, Japan
Willi MeierFHNW, Switzerland
Kaisa Nyberg (chair)Helsinki University of Technology and NOKIA, Finland
Elisabeth OswaldUniversity of Bristol, U.K.
Josef PieprzykMacquarie University, Australia
Bart PreneelK.U.Leuven, Belgium
Vincent RijmenGraz University of Technology, Austria
Greg RoseQualcomm, U.S.A.

Workshop Information and Stipends

The primary source of information is [http://fse2008.epfl.ch]. A limited number of stipends are available to those unable to obtain funding to attend the workshop. Students, whose papers are accepted and who will present the paper themselves, are encouraged to apply if such assistance is needed. Requests for stipends should be sent to [Thomas Baignères].

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