The world's most important conference in the field of hardware cryptography will be held in Prague thanks to FIT CTU

21. 8. 2023

FIT CTU is organizing the 25th anniversary conference Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems (CHES 2023), which is one of the largest and most important international conferences in the field of cyber security, more precisely cryptology and security of embedded systems. The event, which has traditionally had a significant impact on global trends in cybersecurity and therefore on the security of all of us, will take place on 10-14 September 2023 at the Prague Congress Centre. 

The conference will cover fundamental topics in the field of cryptology, mainly Cryptographic Implementations, Attacks on Implementations and Countermeasures, and Interaction between Cryptographic Theory and Implementation Issues. This conference will also bring brand new topics, which are Knowledge Systemization, Isolation and Monitoring Hardware for Cyber Resilience, Engineering Zero-Knowledge Proof Systems, and Privacy-Preserving Computing in Practice.

"We very much appreciate the trust to host such an important conference as CHES. We are looking forward to meeting our colleagues and to the new initiatives in cryptology that it will bring," says prof. Hana Kubátová, head of the Department of Digital Design at FIT CTU, who is the co-chair of the conference together with Dr.-Ing. Martin Novotný, who is involved in cryptology research at the Embedded Security Laboratory at FIT CTU, and adds: "We teach our students how to identify security threats, protect smart devices, and how to prevent and effectively defend against hacker attacks. The new knowledge that the conference will bring will be invaluable not only for the global community, but also for us and our students."

The programme also includes two invited lectures; one by prof. Peter Schwabe who works at the Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy and Radboud University, and one by Thomas Unterluggauer from Intel company. In addition to the Best Paper Award, the CHES conference also presents the Test of Time Award. On the occasion of the 25th edition of the conference, its founders Prof. Çetin Kaya Koç, Prof. Christof Paar and long-time participant Prof. Jean-Jacques Quisquater will speak.

The CHES conference, which has been held regularly since 1999, brings together the cryptology research and engineering community and brings together participants from academia, industry, government and other areas. CHES is one of the eight flagship conferences organized by the prestigious global cryptology association IACR

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