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7 February 2019
CHES CHES 2019: Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems Atlanta, USA, 25 August - 28 August 2019
Event date: 25 August to 28 August 2019
25 October 2018
Videos from CHES 2018 are now online at the IACR Youtube channel. See https://www.youtube.com/user/TheIACR
23 February 2018
CHES CHES 2018: Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 9 September - 12 September 2018
Event date: 9 September to 12 September 2018
Submission deadline: 15 April 2018
Notification: 15 June 2018
28 July 2017
Having been established in 1999, the Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems (CHES) conference is the premier venue for research on both design and analysis of cryptographic hardware and software implementations. As an area conference of the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR), CHES bridges the cryptographic research and engineering communities, and attracts participants from academia, industry, government and beyond.

As of 2018, CHES has moved to an open-access journal/conference hybrid model. Following the success of similar initiatives at analogous events such as FSE, this decision was made as a means of improving review and publication quality while retaining the highly successful, community-focused event.

A complete call for papers can be found at

https://ches.iacr.org/2018/ches2018-cfp.pdf

with a comprehensive set of FAQs plus instructions for authors available via both the CHES and TCHES websites. The important dates and deadlines relating to CHES 2018 are as follows:

IACR Transactions on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems (TCHES), Volume 2018, Issue 1
  • Submission: 15 October 2017
  • Rebuttal: 20--27 November 2017
  • Notification: 15 December 2017
  • Camera-ready: 14 January 2018
IACR Transactions on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems (TCHES), Volume 2018, Issue 2
  • Submission: 15 January 2018
  • Rebuttal: 20--27 February 2018
  • Notification: 15 March 2018
  • Camera-ready: 14 April 2018
IACR Transactions on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems (TCHES), Volume 2018, Issue 3
  • Submission: 15 April 2018
  • Rebuttal: 20--27 May 2018
  • Notification: 15 June 2018
  • Camera-ready: 14 July 2018
All correspondence and questions should be directed to the program co-chairs, Daniel Page and Matthieu Rivain, via ches2018programchairs@iacr.org.
11 July 2017
Event date: 9 September to 12 September 2018
Submission deadline: 15 April 2018
Notification: 15 June 2018
Event date: 9 September to 12 September 2017
Submission deadline: 15 January 2018
Notification: 15 March 2018
Event date: 9 September to 12 September 2018
Submission deadline: 15 October 2017
Notification: 15 December 2017
26 April 2017
CHES 2017 CTF Challenge : The WhibOx Contest
An ECRYPT White-Box Cryptography Competition

Can you obfuscate an AES encryption in practice? Can you break a secretly obfuscated AES program?

Starting from May 15, the EU-sponsored ECRYPT-CSA project is organising an open competition on white-box cryptography.

The competition comes in two flavors for competitors:
  • Developers are invited to post challenge programs that are white-box implementations of AES-128 under freely chosen keys. Challenges are expected to resist key extraction against a white-box attacker.
  • Attackers are invited to break the submitted challenges i.e. extract their hard-coded encryption key.
Participants may remain _completely anonymous_ or use their real-life identity, as they prefer. Implementers are not expected to explain their designs: they only have to provide a resulting C code. Attackers are not expected to explain their techniques: they only have to recover and provide the embedded key(s).

Important Dates:

May 15, 2017: Competition starting date, submission server opens
Aug 31, 2017: Submission deadline (attacks continue)
Sep 24, 2017: Final deadline (attacks stop)
CHES 2017 rump session: Announcement of winners

More details on: http://whibox.cr.yp.to/
20 December 2016
CHES CHES 2017: Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems 2017 Taipei, Taiwan, 25 September - 28 September 2017
Event date: 25 September to 28 September 2017
Submission deadline: 17 March 2017
Notification: 6 June 2017
27 September 2016
Videos from CHES 2016 are now available online at the IACR youtube page.
4 January 2016
The proceedings of CHES 2013 are now available online. The IACR retains copyright for the "camera-ready" versions of papers submitted by authors for IACR proceedings. These versions are made available to the general public in the IACR archive two years after publication. IACR members can access more recent IACR publications via Springer using this page.
20 August 2015
CHES CHES: Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems 2016 Santa Barbara, USA, August 16 - August 19
From August 16 to August 19
Location: Santa Barbara, USA
More Information: http://www.iacr.org/meetings/ches/
15 October 2014
CHES CHES 2015: Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems Saint Malo, France, September 13 - September 16
Submission: 2 March 2015
Notification: 18 May 2015
From September 13 to September 16
Location: Saint Malo, France
More Information: http://chesworkshop.org
14 October 2013
CHES CHES 2014: Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems Busan, Korea, September 23 - September 26
Submission: 3 March 2014
Notification: 26 May 2014
From September 23 to September 26
Location: Busan, Korea
More Information: http://www.chesworkshop.org/
28 May 2013

CHES 2012 was held in Leuven, Belgium, September 9-12, organized by the COSIC research group of the KU Leuven.

This year, there were 2 events co-located with CHES right before and after the CHES workshop, FDTC (as usual on Sunday before CHES, Sept. 9) and a new workshop, PROOFS (on Thursday, Sept. 13). Also there were two tutorials on Sunday aiming at students and newcomers to the community. The tutorials were no-profit events so we were charging only what was needed to cover lunch, coffee breaks and the material distributed and all students got free registration.

The workshops started with the welcome reception on Sunday evening in the garden of Pauscollege (Pope’s college). The conference banquet was held on Tuesday at the Faculty Club and the rump session ttook place on Monday at the workshop venue followed by the concert of Big Band (conducted by Bart Preneel). The participants could choose between Stella Artois brewery visit and the city tour for the social events on Monday afternoon. All details about the CHES program can be found at: https://www.cosic.esat.kuleuven.be/ches2012/

The workshop had a total of 416 registrations, out of which 92 were students. This is a new record as the co-location with CRYPTO in 2010 resulted in the attendance of 361 participants (out of which 60 were students).

We have raised close to 50,000 $ from sponsors that were mainly spent on students stipends. All together 33 students received free registration (11 student speakers + 22 stipends). In addition, 21 students got free accommodation and 4 students received full support for traveling.

23 January 2013
CHES CHES: Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems Santa Barbara, USA, August 20 - August 23
Submission: 1 March 2013
Notification: 13 May 2013
From August 20 to August 23
Location: Santa Barbara, USA
More Information: http://www.chesworkshop.org/ches2013/
7 August 2012
CHES 2012 will feature 2 invited talks

Steven Murdoch
University of Cambridge, UK
Title: "Banking Security: Attacks and Defences"

Christof Tarnovsky
Flylogic Engineering
Title: TBD

5 August 2012
CHES 2012 early registration deadline Aug. 5.
24 October 2011
From September 9 to September 12
Location: Leuven, Belgium
More Information: http://www.iacr.org/workshops/ches/ches2012/