International Association for Cryptologic Research

Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems (CHES)

The Conference on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems (CHES) has been sponsored by IACR since 2004. The focus of this conference is on all aspects of cryptographic hardware and security in embedded systems. The conference is a forum for new results from the research community as well as from the industry and other interested parties. Of special interest are contributions that describe new methods for secure and efficient hardware implementations, and high-speed or leak-resistant software for embedded systems, e.g. smart cards, microprocessors, DSPs, etc. The conference aims to bridge the gap between the cryptography research community and the application areas of cryptography. All submitted papers will be reviewed.

For information about CHES 2012, contact ches2012 at For information about organizing CHES in the future, contact chesrep at

Information about previous years is available below. Information about publications from the conferences may be found in Cryptodb.