LightSec 2018
(September 10-12, 2018)

Sixth International Workshop on Lightweight Cryptography for
Security & Privacy (LightSec 2018, In Cooperation with IACR)

Submission Instructions

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. Accepted submissions may not appear in any other conference or workshop that has proceedings.
The proceedings will be published in Springer-Verlag's LNCS series. Hence, the final version of accepted papers will have to follow the LNCS guidelines ( using Springer's standard fonts, font sizes, and margins with a total page limit of 20 pages including references and appendices. Submissions to LightSec 2018 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 page bound.

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Technical Program Committee

  • Kemal Akkaya Florida International University, USA
  • Diego F. Aranha University of Campinas, Brazil
  • Begul Bilgin KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Alex Biryukov University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Sherman S. M. Chow Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Guang Gong, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Xinxin Fan Bosch Research and Technology Center, Canada
  • Tim Guneysu Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
  • Orhun Kara TUBITAK, Turkey
  • Mehmet Sabir Kiraz TUBITAK, Turkey
  • Xuejia Lai Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  • Albert Levi Sabanci University, Turkey
  • Svetla Nikova KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Erdinc Ozturk Sabanci University, Turkey
  • Thomas Peyrin Nanyang Technological University, Sinagapore
  • Josef Pieprzyk Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Axel Y. Poschmann NXP Semiconductors, Netherlands
  • Francisco Rodríguez-Henríquez CINVESTAV-IPN, México
  • Erkay Savas Sabanci University, Turkey
  • Peter Schwabe Radboud University, Netherlands
  • Ali Aydin Selcuk TOBB-ETU, Turkey
  • Mostafa Taha Western Uniersity, Canadav
  • Selcuk Uluagac Florida International University, USA
  • Kan Yasuda NTT, Japan
  • Amr Youssef Concordia University, Canada

  • General Chair: Atilla Elci
  • PC Chair: Koray Karabina

Important Dates



Submission Deadline



Acceptance notification



Final version due

Proceedings by Springer's LNCS

Call for Papers

LightSec is a crypto workshop series 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.

The sixth International Workshop on Lightweight Cryptography for Security & Privacy is organized in conjunction with SIN '18.

Topics of Interest

Authors are solicited to contribute to the workshop by submitting articles that illustrate research results, project outputs, surveys and industrial experiences that describe significant advances in the following areas, but are not limited to:

Design, analysis and implementation of lightweight cryptographic protocols Cryptographic hardware development for constrained domains
Security & privacy solutions for wireless embedded systems Mobile device security with special emphasis on wearable devices
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 and Smart Grid applications