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Workshop on Cybersecurity in a Post-Quantum World


The advent of practical quantum computing will break all commonly used public key cryptographic algorithms. In response, NIST is researching cryptographic algorithms for public key-based key agreement and digital signatures that are not susceptible to cryptanalysis by quantum algorithms. NIST is holding this workshop to engage academic, industry, and government stakeholders. This workshop will be co-located with the 2015 International Conference on Practice and Theory of Public-Key Cryptography, which will be held March 30 - April 1, 2015. NIST seeks to discuss issues related to post-quantum cryptography and its potential future standardization.

Call for Papers

Invited Speakers

Paul Lopata

Laboratory for Physical Sciences, University of Maryland
Topic: TBD

David McGrew
Cisco Systems
Topic: Post-quantum key exchange protocols, hash-based signature schemes

Michele Mosca
Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo, Canada
Topic: TBD

Bart Preneel
Electrical Engineering Department, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Topic: TBD


Start Date: Thursday, April 2, 2015
End Date: Friday, April 3, 2015
Audience: Industry, Government, Academia
Format: Workshop


Registration Fees:
$95.00 (includes coffee breaks/refreshments)
$60.00 (no coffee breaks/refreshments)

All attendees must be pre-registered to gain entry to the NIST campus. Photo identification must be presented at the main gate to be admitted to the conference. International attendees are required to present a passport. Attendees must wear their conference badge at all times while on the campus.

Registration will close March 26, 2015 at 5:00 PM EST. There is no on-site registration for meetings held at NIST.

Registration Contact:

Teresa Vicente, 301-975-3883


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center at a special rate of $134 USD plus tax. Reservations must be received no later than March 5, 2015.

9751 Washingtonian Blvd
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Phone: 301-258-6534

Online reservations
or call 1-800-393-3450
Please reference "NIST Post Quantum Workshop Room Block"

NIST will provide a shuttle between the hotel and NIST in the morning and at the end of the meeting each day.

Security Information:
You will need a government-issued photo ID (e.g., passport or driver's license) when you check into the Visitors Center at the entrance of NIST. If you will be driving, please bring your Vehicle Registration card also.

PLEASE NOTE: Effective July 21, 2014, under the REAL ID Act of 2005 (, agencies, including NIST, can only accept a state-issued driver's license or identification card for access to federal facilities if issued by states that are REAL ID compliant or have an extension. More info

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