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Call for Papers 

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LightSec is a cryptographic workshop that aims to promote and initiate novel research on the security & privacy issues in lightweight applications, due to the associated constraints on metrics such as available power, energy, computing ability, area, execution time, latency, code size, 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 prospective solutions are discussed and evaluated.

Topics of Interest

  • ** Design, analysis and implementation of lightweight cryptographic protocols
  • ** Design and analysis lightweight cryptographic algorithms
  • ** Cryptographic hardware for constrained domains
  • ** Lightweight embedded software implementations
  • ** Security & privacy solutions for wireless embedded systems
  • ** Lightweight privacy-preserving protocols & systems
  • ** Wireless network security for low-resource devices
  • ** Low-power, low-energy and low-latency 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
  • ** Security of cyber physical systems
  • ** Side channel analysis and countermeasures on lightweight devices

Important Dates 

Submission deadline (Extended) June 24, June 30, 2016, 23:59 GMT
Acceptance notification July 29, 2016
Final version due August 19, 2016
Workshop dates September 21-22, 2016


The submissions must be anonymous with no author names, affiliations or obvious references. Submissions must not substantially duplicate work that any of the authors has published in a journal or a conference/workshop with proceedings, or has submitted/is planning to submit before the author notification deadline to a journal or other conferences/workshops that have proceedings. Papers will be selected through a double-blind peer review process. Accepted submissions may not appear in any other conference or workshop that has proceedings.

Submission Instructions

The final version of accepted papers will have to follow the LNCS guidelines (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs) using Springer’s standard fonts, font sizes, and margins with a total page limit of 20 pages including references and appendices. Submissions to LightSec 2016 must follow the same format. Clearly marked supplementary materials may be appended without a page limit, but reviewers are neither required to read them nor will they be printed in the proceedings. Hence papers must be intelligible and self-contained within the 20 pages bound.

Submission website: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lightsec2016

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