• SILC Workshop – Security and Implementation of Lightweight Cryptography

    October 16, Zagreb, Croatia

  • The main goal of the SILC (Security and Implementation of Lightweight Cryptography) workshop is to advance the analysis and comparative studies of lightweight symmetric designs.

    1. The accepted papers are available here
    2. The workshop will be collocated with Eurocrypt 2021. The event took place on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing.
      The recording of the talks is available here.


      12:30 14:00 Lunch break

      14:00 — 14:50 Talk 1 

         Elisabeth Oswald, Professor of Cybersecurity at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria

         Title: Lightweight Crypto Implementations or Side Channel Resilience?

      14:50  — 15:40 Talk 2

         Marc Stöttinger, Hessen3C, Hessian Ministry of the Interior and for Sport, Germany

         Title (Slides): Lightweight Cryptography from an Application Perspective
      – Two Sides of the Same Coin –

      15:45  — 16:15 Coffee break

      16:15 — 17:05 Talk 3

         Damian Vizár, Data Security Expert, CSEM, Switzerland

         Title (Slides): Where is Waldo: the search for LWC design targets

      17:05 — 17:55 Talk 4

         Meltem Sönmez Turan,   Mathematician at National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST, US

         Title (Slides): On the final round of the NIST lightweight cryptography standardization

      17:55 — 18:15 Final remarks and discussion

    SILC: Lightweight (LW) cryptography plays an essential role in secure communication of a specific class of devices with very specific and stringent constraints, and it is crucial in a number of emerging areas, such as sensor networks, healthcare, distributed control systems, the Internet of Things, cyber physical systems, etc. In 2018 the national institute of standards and technology of America (NIST) has initiated a process to solicit, evaluate, and standardize lightweight cryptographic algorithms that are suitable for use in constrained environments where the performance of current NIST cryptographic standards are not acceptable. This standardization process is in its final round of candidates evaluation.

    The SILC event focuses on accepting results of LW candidates in the NIST lightweight standardization process in the following domains:

    • cryptanalysis and side-channel analysis
    • proofs of security
    • efficient and secure implementations
    • tools/software for comparing efficiency and security 
    • formalizations of security threats and vulnerabilities
    • application directions and trends
    • comparative studies

    The SILC event will feature invited talks (NIST, industry, and academia) and contributed talks.

    Program Committee

    • Elena Andreeva (TU Wien, AT)
    • Begül Bilgin (Rambus -Cryptography Research, NL)
    • Carlos Cid (Royal Holloway, UK and SimulaUiB, NO)
    • Samir Hodžić (Technical University of Denmark, DK)
    • Gregor Leander (Ruhr-UniversitätBochum, DE)
    • Elif Kavun (University of Passau, DE)
    • Virginie Lallemand (CNRS, FR)
    • Elisabeth Oswald (Alpen-Adria University of Klagenfurt, AT)
    • Bart Preneel (KU Leuven, BE)
    • Christian Rechberger(TU Graz, AT)
    • Arnab Roy (Alpen-Adria University of Klagenfurt, AT)
    • Yu Sasaki (NTT Laboratories, JP)
    • Meltem Sonmez Turan (NIST, US)
    • Martijn Stam (SimulaUiB, NO)