25th International Conference on Fast Software Encryption Bruges, Belgium

will take place in on . is organized by the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR).

FSE 2018 is the 25th annual Fast Software Encryption conference that is widely recognized as the internationally leading event in the area of symmetric cryptology. Since 2002 FSE is organized by the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR), a global organization with more than 1600 members that brings together researchers in cryptology.

FSE focuses on fast and secure primitives for symmetric cryptography, that form the workhorse for all applications of cryptography (e.g AES, SNOW-3G, SHA-2 and SHA-3). The event covers a broad range of practical and theoretical topics including the design and analysis of block ciphers, stream ciphers, encryption schemes, hash functions, message authentication codes, authenticated encryption schemes, cryptanalysis and evaluation tools, and secure implementations. The FSE conference event offers a unique opportunity for meeting more than 200 experts from academia and industry. We plan to have also renowned invited speakers. Past invited speakers include Prof. Adi Shamir (Turing Award Winner), Prof. Joan Daemen (designer of AES and SHA-3) and John Kelsey (NIST).

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Important Dates

1 September 2017

Submission deadline Volume 2017 IACR Transactions on Symmetric Cryptology, Issue 4


23 November 2017

Submission deadline Volume 2018 IACR Transactions on Symmetric Cryptology, Issue 1

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Dates of FSE journal submissions

The papers published in:

  • Volume 2017, Issue 2
    (Submission: 1 March 2017)
  • Volume 2017, Issue 3
    (Submission: 1 June 2017)
  • Volume 2017, Issue 4
    (Submission: 1 September 2017)
  • Volume 2018, Issue 1
    (Submission: 23 November 2017)
will be presented at FSE 2018.

For detailed information on the submission and notification deadlines see Paper Submission