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Workshop on Cryptography for Emerging Technologies and Applications


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is hosting a workshop on Cryptography for Emerging Technologies and Applications that is intended to identify the cryptographic requirements for emerging technologies and applications.

The workshop provides an opportunity for industry, research and academia communities, and government sectors, to identify cryptographic challenges encountered in their development of emerging technologies and applications, and to learn about NIST's current cryptographic research, activities, programs and standards development.

In preparation for the workshop, NIST calls for the submission of abstracts that highlight cryptographic challenges identified during the research and development of emerging technologies and applications. Submitted abstracts will be posted on csrc.nist.gov before the workshop, and the authors of selected abstracts will be invited to present their work during the workshop. The deadline for abstract submission is September 26, 2011 at 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Saving Time. The abstracts should be sent to:
ceta-workshop@nist.gov, indicating in the subject line: "CETA Workshop Abstract Submission". The submission should clearly identify the emerging technology space (e.g., "Internet of Things"), the class of cryptographic requirements (e.g. Stream ciphers), the title of the abstract, and the author(s). The abstract's body should contain no more than 300 words. 

Examples of emerging or evolving technology spaces include: 

  • Sensor and building networks
  • Mobile devices
  • Smart Objects/Internet of Things, and
  • Cyber physical systems

Examples of cryptographic requirements for emerging sectors might include performance or resource issues, cryptographic services (such as anonymous or group signatures), or key management challenges. 

Authors are welcome to identify, through their submissions, other areas of cryptography for emerging technologies and applications that are not listed above.

All submitted applications are available here. (listed alphabetically by submitter's last name)

Agenda and Presentations


Start Date: Monday, November 7, 2011
End Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Location: NIST Gaithersburg - Green Auditorium
Format: Workshop


Registration Fee: $155  Fee includes morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch on both days.

All attendees must be pre-registered. On-Site registration is not possible for any conference held on NIST campus. Photo identification must be presented at the main gate Visitors Center to be admitted to the workshop. Foreign nationals are required to bring their passports for identification.

Registration closed November 2, 2011


Holiday Inn Gaithersburg
2 Montgomery Village Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
(301) 948-8900
(800) HOLIDAY (465-4329)

A limited number of rooms have been reserved for the evenings of November 6 and 7, 2012. Please make your reservations early!! Cut-off date for the room block is October 23, 2011.

Reference: NIST/CETA
: $125 + taxes

Technical Contact:

Michaela Iorga