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CHES 2016 Santa Barbara, CA


Welcome to the home page of the 18th Conference on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems 2016. CHES 2016 will take place Santa Barbara, CA, USA, from Wednesday, August 17th - Friday, August 19th, 2016. The annual CHES conference highlights new results in the design and analysis of cryptographic hardware and software implementations. CHES provides a valuable connection between the research and cryptographic engineering communities and attracts participants from industry, academia, and government organizations.


Oct 9, 2016: Presentation Videos are now available.
Sep 9, 2016: Presentation Slides are now accessible through links in the Program.
Aug 16, 2016: Submission for the Rump Session is now open.
Aug 14, 2016: CHES proceedings (LNCS 9813) are now available for download.
Jul 14, 2016: Poster Submission is still open until July 31.
Jun 26, 2016: The Conference Program is now available.
Jun 23, 2016: Registration is now open. Early registration ends on July 31, 2016.
Jun 16, 2016: Stipends for students: Please send your application email to the General Chairs.
Jun 13, 2016: The list of Accepted Papers is now online.
Jun 3, 2016: Interested in supporting CHES? See our Call for Sponsors.
Jun 2, 2016: Call for Posters and Tutorials is now available.
May 23, 2016: The CHES Challenge will start on June 1. Test submissions are already possible.
Mar  5, 2016: Paper Submission is now closed. Papers are under review.
Feb 19, 2016: Paper Submission is now open.
Feb 15, 2016: Call for Papers has been updated. Please note important changes.
Jan 26, 2016:
Interested in organizing a organizing this years public CHES Challenge?
Check the Call for Challenges Proposals.
Dec 23, 2015: Call for Papers is available.
Nov 15, 2015: Web site is up.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: March 4, 2016, 23:59PST
Referee comments to authors: April 22nd, 2016
Author response to comments: April 28th, 2016
Acceptance notification: May 16th, 2016
Final version due: June 6th, 2016
Workshop presentations: August 17th - 19th, 2016

Co-Located Conferences and Workshops

Organizing Committee

Benedikt Gierlichs Axel Poschmann
(Program co-Chair) (Program co-Chair)
KU Leuven (Belgium) NXP (Germany)
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Çetin Kaya Koç Erkay Savaş
(General Co-Chair) (General Co-Chair)
University of California Santa Barbara (USA) Sabanci University (Turkey)
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