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FDTC 2011 was held in Nara, on the 28-th of September 2011. The workshop attracted 117 participants from 10 countries, in descending order, from Asia, Europe and North America. The technical program included 12 papers: two invited presentations, and 10 regular papers, categorized into four sessions, that were selected from 18 submissions. Each paper was reviewed by at least 3 reviewers and detailed discussions were later conducted to reach final decisions. Most of the presentation slides for the technical sessions are now available on the workshop website. The workshop proceedings were published by IEEE CS Press and will soon be available on the IEEE Digital Library. Ingrid Verbauwhede from Leuven University (Belgium) and Rob Bekkers from Brightsight (The Netherlands), delivered the two invited lectures on the topics "The Fault Attack Jungle – A Classification Model to Guide You" and "Fault Injection – A Fast Moving Target in Evaluations," respectively.
Junko Takahashi from NTT (Japan) and Sylvain Guilley from Telecom ParisTech (France), were the program co-chairs. David Naccache from Ecole Normale Supérieure (France) was the invited presentations chair. We thank the sponsors for their generous support and contributions to the success of the conference, as well as Akashi Satoh for his continuous support of FDTC, and Tetsuya Izu and Yumi Sakemi for their tremendous help with the local arrangements.
CHES 2011 was held at Todai-ji Cultural Center, Nara, Japan, from September 28 to October 1, 2011.
The program co-chairs were Bart Preneel and Tsuyoshi Takagi, and the general chair was Akashi Satoh. CHES 2011 received 119 submissions from 26 different countries, and 32 papers were selected for publication in the proceedings.
Two invited talks were given by Tetsuya Tominaga (NTT) and Ernie Brickell (Intel) on the topics "Standardization Works for Security of Electromagnetic Environment" and "Technologies to Improve Platform Security", respectively.
The conference banquet and the rump session were held at Hotel Nikko Nara on Friday evening. The best paper award was also presented during the banquet to Michael Hutter and Erich Wenger for their work "Fast Multi-Precision Multiplication for Public-Key Cryptography on Embedded Microprocessors".
All presentation slides for the technical sessions including the invited talks and the rump session can be found on the workshop website at http://www.iacr.org/workshops/ches/ches2011/program.html and http://www.iacr.org/workshops/ches/ches2011/rump.html, respectively.
The workshop ended successfully on October 1, having attracted 315 participants (60 being students), from 27 countries, mainly from Asia (162), Europe (98) and North America (47). We thank the sponsors for their generous support and contributions to the success of CHES 2011.
The 14th IACR International Conference on Practice and Theory of Public Key Cryptography (PKC'11) was held at the Hotel "Villa Diodoro" in Taormina, Italy, on March 6--9, 2011. The organizing committee included Rosario Gennaro (Program Chair), Nelly Fazio and Antonio Nicolosi (General co-Chairs), and Dario Catalano (Local Arrangements Chair).
The technical program featured 28 papers selected from 103 submissions, along with an invited lecture on "New Developments in Leakage-Resilient Cryptography" by Vinod Vaikuntanathan of Microsoft Research. The conference attracted 87 delegates (including 21 students) from 21 countries, mainly from Europe (50), Asia (17), North America (16). The social program included an optional excursion to attend the closing day of the local carnival celebrations (allegorical floats, costumed groups, fireworks and the burning of King Carnival).
The generous support of the conference sponsors was also an important factor for the success of the event, and is gratefully acknowledged.
Crypto 2011 was held on the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara, from August 14-18. The Program Chair was Phillip Rogaway, and the General Chair was Thomas Shrimpton. A total of 230 papers were submitted. Of these, 43 were accepted (two were merged in the program), with the paper "Computer-Aided Security Proofs for the Working Cryptographer", by Gilles Barthe, Benjamin Gregoire, Sylvain Heraud, and Santiago Zanella Beguelin, selected to receive the Best Paper award by the program committee. The IACR Distinguished Lecture, entitled "Illegitimi Non Carborundum", was delivered by Ron Rivest. Roger Dingledine also give an invited talk, "Tor and Circumvention: Lessons Learned". Shai Halevi provided a tutorial lecture on fully homomorphic encryption. Almost all of the talks --regular, tutorial, invited and distinguished-- were video recorded. These videos, along with the authors' slides, will soon be available from the conference program webpage. (Some videos are already available on YouTube.) Dan Bernstein and Tanja Lange organized and co-chaired yet another entertaining Rump Session. Attendance at Crypto 2011 was quite high, with 412 registered attendees, up from 335 at Crypto 2009, and not far off from the 451 that attended the collocated Crypto/CHES2010. The Program Committee's excellent, broader than usual program was likely the cause for the jump in attendance. Generous donations from Qualcomm, Microsoft Research and Voltage Security, as well as continuing support from the Marconi Fund for Student Authors, were used to provide registration waivers and travel support for 42 students. The Chairs of Crypto 2011 are very grateful for the terrific work of Sally Vito and the UCSB conference services staff.