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Important Dates

Submission deadline: January  25th, 2013 at 23:59 UTC

Acceptance notification: March 8th, 2013

Workshop presentations: May 6-7, 2013

Background, aim and scope

The main goal of this workshop is to promote and initiate novel research on the security & privacy issues for applications that can be termed as lightweight security, due to the associated constraints on metrics such as available power, energy, computing ability, area, execution time, and memory requirements. As such applications are becoming ubiquitous, definitely providing an immense value to the society, they are also affecting a greater portion of the public & leading to a plethora of economical & security and privacy related concerns. The goal of this workshop is to create a platform where these concerns can be addressed and proposed solutions are discussed and evaluated. The solutions should be economically applicable in constrained environments such as wireless embedded systems. Due to the nature of the problem, good scalability properties are also expected requirements of the proposed systems. Providing implementation results & demonstrating the applicability of the proposed solutions are among the
essentials. Metrics to evaluate different aspects of lightweight security solutions and combined metrics for overall evaluations thereof for a given application scenario are useful for implementers and engineers. Compactness and efficiency are the properties which are commonly sought.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Design, analysis and implementation of lightweight cryptographic
protocols & applications
- Cryptographic hardware development for constrained domains
- Design, analysis and implementation of security & privacy solutions
for wireless embedded systems
- Design, analysis and implementation of lightweight  privacy-preserving
protocols & systems
- Design and analysis of fast and compact cryptographic algorithms
- Wireless network security for low-resource devices
- Low-power crypto architectures
- Scalable protocols and architectures for security and privacy
- Formal methods for analysis of lightweight cryptographic protocols
- Security and privacy issues in RFID and NFC
- Embedded systems security
- PUF based crypto protocols
- Security of ubiquitous and pervasive computing
- Side channel analysis and countermeasures on lightweight devices
- Efficient and scalable cryptographic protocols for the Next Generation
Secure Cloud

Instructions for Authors

The submission must be anonymous with no author names, affiliations or obvious references. Only original unpublished work should be included in the manuscript. The length of the manuscripts must be at most 12 pages excluding references and appendices. The text should be in a single-column format, at least 11-point fonts, and have reasonable margins. The length of the final version will be at most 20 pages including references and appendices, and compliant with Springer's LNCS template. Each paper conforming to these specifications will be reviewed by at least three reviewers.

Submission website:


A limited number of stipends are available to students having an accepted paper that they will present. Requests for stipends should be addressed to the general chair.

Invited Speakers

Jacques Stern, ENS, France

(Other invited speakers will be announced later)

Program Committee

Onur Aciicmez, Samsung, USA
Jean-Philippe Aumasson, NAGRA, Switzerland
Paulo Barreto, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Lejla Batina, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Guido Bertoni, STMicroelectronics, Italy
Mike Burmester, Florida State University, USA
Roberto Di Pietro, Universita di Roma Tre, Italy
Orr Dunkelman, University of Haifa, Israel
Kris Gaj, George Mason University, USA
Helena Handschuh, Intrinsic-ID, USA
Julio Hernandez-Castro, Portsmouth University, UK
Marc Joye, Technicolor, France
Pascal Junod, HEIG-VD, Switzerland
Mehmet Sabir Kiraz, TUBITAK BILGEM UEKAE, Turkey
Cetin Kaya Koc, UCSB, USA
Xuejia Lai, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Japan
Albert Levi, Sabanci University, Turkey
Thomas Pedersen, TUBITAK BILGEM UEKAE, Turkey
Josef Pieprzyk, Macquarie University, Australia
David Pointcheval, CNRS/ENS/INRIA, France
Axel Poschmann, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Bart Preneel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Arash Reyhani-Masoleh, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Vincent Rijmen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Matt Robshaw, Orange Labs, France
Francisco Rodriguez-Henriquez, CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico
Erkay Savas, Sabanci University, Turkey
Mike Scott, CertiVox labs, Ireland
Ali Aydin Selcuk, Bilkent University, Turkey
Francois-Xavier Standaert, Universite catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Serge Vaudenay, EPFL, Switzerland
Amr Youssef, Concordia University, Canada

Organizational Committee

- Program co-Chairs:   Gildas Avoine  Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium and  Orhun Kara   TUBITAK BILGEM UEKAE, Turkey

- General Chair:  Huseyin Demirci  TUBITAK BILGEM UEKAE, Turkey