LightSEC 2014


Third International Workshop on Lightweight Cryptography for Security & Privacy
September 1-2, 2014
Eminönü, İstanbul, Turkey

Concept and Topics:
LightSec is a crypto workshop aiming at promoting and initiating 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. LightSec 2014 will be held in cooperation with the International Association of Cryptologic Research (IACR).



The workshop proceedings will be published in Springer-Verlag’s LNCS series.


Invited Speakers
Tolga Acar, Microsoft Research, USA PDF
Tolga Acar is a Principal Development Lead in Microsoft Research Technologies Security & Cryptography group. He was a Sr. developer, developer lead and program manager on cryptography, authentication, key management, distributed systems security, TPMs, and policy languages at Microsoft’s Windows, Office 365, and Research groups. Previously, he was a Security Architect at Intel Corporation working on cloud services security, and a Sr. Software Engineer at Novell working on cryptography, authentication, and directory services security. He received his PhD at Oregon State University’s ECE department in 1998. He authored several papers, patents, and gave talks on cryptography and security. He is a Senior IEEE member and an IACR member.

Johann Heyszl, Hardware Security, Fraunhofer AISEC
Johann Heyszl is heading the hardware security research department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security AISEC in Munich, Germany. The department has a strong focus on the security of embedded systems against hardware attacks and the physical security of cryptographic implementations. In his department, a laboratory for advanced side-channel analysis and laser-based fault attacks is maintained. He submitted his PhD thesis about high-resolution electromagnetic side-channel measurements of cryptographic implementations at TU München and holds a Dipl.-Ing. degree from TU Graz. Johann Heyszl has been working for Infineon Technologies Austria AG before moving to Fraunhofer AISEC.

Guido Marco Bertoni, ST Microelectronics, Italy
Guido Bertoni obtained a Dr. Eng degree and a PhD degree from Politecnico di Milano in 1999 and 2004 respectively. He joined STMicroelectronics in 2003 and now covers the role of Security & Cryptography Principal Engineer. Guido manages a team of researchers active in the developments of cryptographic algorithms. His research interest is focused on cryptographic algorithms, attacks and implementations. He has been contract professor at Politecnico di Milano. He contributed in different standardization committee, including the development of the Secure Simple Pairing of Bluetooth. He participated to the Task Force for Smart Grid of the European Union, representing the European Semiconductor Industry Association in the Data Security and Privacy expert group. He was Action Line Leader of EIT ICT Labs. Since 2006 he collaborates with Joan Daemen, Michael Peeters and Gilles Van Assche developing RadioGatún and Keccak, selected by NIST as SHA-3 standard.

Important Dates
Submission deadline: June 1st, 2014, 23:59 PST June 29th, 2014, 23:59 PST
Acceptance notification: July 28th, 2014
Final version due: August 11th, 2014
Workshop dates: September 1-2, 2014

Venue and Accommodation:
LightSec 2014 was held at Istanbul Commerce University (İstanbul Ticaret Üniversitesi) Eminönü Campus, which is located on the Historic Peninsula along the Golden Horn. The main hub is İstanbul Atatürk Airport. For the detailed information, please check the travel information page.