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SAC Summer School

Design, Applications and Implementation of Lightweight Cryptographic Algorithms

The purpose of the SAC Summer School (S3) is to provide participants with an opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of specific areas of cryptography related to the current SAC topics by bringing together world-class researchers who will give extended talks (half-day) in their areas of specialty. S3 is designed to create a focused learning environment that is also relaxed and collaborative. The SAC Summer School is open to all attendees, and may be of particular interest to students, postdocs, and other early-career researchers.

The SAC Summer School (S3) will be held prior to SAC, on August 13-14, 2018, at the University of Calgary. All sessions will take place at the University of Calgary in the ICT Building, Room 116.

To register for S3, please visit the SAC registration page.

The theme for the school this year is “Design, Applications and Implementation of Lightweight Cryptographic Algorithms”. The sessions will be delivered by the following speakers:

Daniel J. Bernstein (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA): software implementations

Andrey Bogdanov (DTU, Denmark): design of lightweight symmetric-key algorithms

Francesco Regazzoni (USI, Switzerland): hardware implementations

Meltem Sonmez Turan (NIST, USA): applications of lightweight cryptography


Student Travel Stipends

Due to the generous support from our sponsors, there will be some funding available for student travel stipends. To apply for a stipend, please send an e-mail to with "SAC 2018 STIPEND" in the title before the end of the SAC Conference. The amount of the stipend will depend on the total number of students supported. Stipend recipients must be physically present at the Summer School and/or the Conference. Stipend funds will be sent to recipients shortly after SAC 2018.