SPEED-CC Call for papers

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Tanja Lange

Aug 4, 2009, 6:30:18 PM8/4/09
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Dear all,
You might be interested in the upcoming workshop "SPEED-CC -- Software
Performance Enhancement for Encryption and Decryption and
Cryptographic Compilers" which will take place October 12&13, 2009 in
Berlin, Germany. The web page is at
Please find the call for papers below.

All the best


SPEED-CC - Software Performance Enhancement for Encryption and
Decryption and Cryptographic Compilers
Berlin, October 12-13, 2009

Call for contributions:

ECRYPT's virtual lab VAMPIRE organizes SPEED-CC -- Software
Performance Enhancement for Encryption and Decryption and
Cryptographic Compilers. This conference comes 2 years after the first
SPEED conference in Amsterdam. The first conference addressed the
speed of secret-key and public-key cryptography. For this second
issue we explicitly broadened the scope to include cryptographic

On the execution side speed improvements can come from better systems,
better algorithms, and better software; on the implementation side,
programmer's time is greatly reduced by suitable compiling tools that
are architecture aware, automate extra design goals such as
side-channel or timing invariance, or can take a complex cryptographic
system and break it down to already implemented and well-tested

There will be a few invited talks along with contributed talks which
are selected based on submitted papers and a refereeing process. (As
for all ECRYPT conferences, there will be no formal proceedings for
SPEED-CC but a workshop record with all accepted papers.)

* SPEED asks for submissions on the following topics

- software implementation of hash functions and symmetric key systems
- software implementation of public key systems
- software implementation of zero-knowledge proofs
- software implementation of multiparty computation
- algorithmic speed-ups
- CPU specific speed-ups

- benchmarking of symmetric and public key systems
- systems submitted to eBACS (eBATS, eBASC, eBASH)
see bench.cr.yp.to

- compilers to automate producing efficient code and executables
- compilers to introduce cryptographic security into code
- cryptographic software engineering tools

* Deadlines

August 30, 2009: submission of papers
September 13, 2009: notification
September 27, 2009: resubmission deadline
October 12 - 13, 2009: SPEED-CC workshop in Berlin

The submission should start with a title, a list of the authors
together with their affiliations and a short abstract describing
the content of the paper. This should be followed by an extended
abstract of at least 5 and at most 20 pages including appendices.
The authors of accepted papers must guarantee to present their
paper at the workshop.

To submit send your contribution to


no later than August 30, 2009, in ps or pdf format. You should receive
an acknowledgment of submission no later than one day after

* Program Committee (so far confirmed)
Roberto Avanzi (Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany)
Daniel J. Bernstein (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA)
Tanja Lange (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Daniel Page (University of Bristol, UK)
Benny Pinkas (University of Haifa, Israel)
Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi (Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany)
Mike Scott (Dublin City University, Ireland)
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