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Important Dates

Submission Deadline:2010/11/29
Author Notification:2011/01/05
Final Version Due:2011/01/31
Workshop commences:2011/02/24

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Side-channel analysis (SCA) and implementation attacks have become an important field of research at universities and in the industry. Of particular interest is constructive side-channel analysis, as successful attacks support a target-oriented associated design process. In order to enhance the resistance of cryptographic implementations within the design phase, constructive attacks and analyzing techniques may serve as a quality metric to optimize the design- and development process. This workshop provides an international platform for researchers, academics, and industry participants to present their work and their current research topics. It is an excellent opportunity to meet experts and to initiate new collaborations and information exchange at a professional level. The workshop will feature both invited presentations and contributing talks. COSADE 2011 also appreciates work in progress.

The topics of COSADE 2011 include but are not limited to:

Cryptography and side-channel analysis:

  • Constructive side-channel attacks in general
  • Stochastic approach in power analysis
  • Interaction between side-channel analysis and design
  • Advanced stochastic methods in side-channel analysis, especially in power- and electromagnetic analysis
  • Leakage models and security models for side-channel analysis in the presence and absence of countermeasures
  • Side-channel analysis under black-box assumption
  • Design-oriented implemenation attacks and fault analysis techniques
  • Algebraic side-channel analysis and combination of implementation attacks with algebraic cryptanalysis 
  • Side-channel leakage assessment methodologies, models, and metrics
  • Application of constructive side-channel analysis apart from attacks and design

Secure Design and Architectures:

  • SCA-aware design criteria and design techniques
  • Verification methods and models for side-channel leakages within the design phase
  • Evaluation methodologies for side-channel resistant designs, acquisition and analysis
  • Methods, tools, and platforms for evaluation of side-channel characteristics of a design
  • Criteria for the design flow of countermeasures
  • HW/SW acceleration and support tools for constructive SCA 
  • Leakage-resilient and fault-tolerant design
  • Countermeasures against implementation attacks at algorithmic-, logic-, register transfer- and physical level
  • Countermeasures against side-channel and implementation attacks on FPGAs, HW/SW-Co-design architectures, and SoC
Workshop Proceedings:

Accepted contributions will appear in the workshop proceedings published by CASED. Expected are extended abstracts (4-6 pages) but full papers with max. 15 pages are also welcome. COSADE 2011 does not claim an exclusive copyright on the presented work. This approach shall prevent submissions from conflicting with proceedings of forthcoming conferences and workshops. The participants will receive the proceedings as handouts and in electronic form.

Important Dates:
  • Submission deadline: November 15, 2010
    November 29, 2010 (extended deadline)
  • Notification to authors: January 05, 2011
  • COSADE 2011 workshop: February 24-25, 2011

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