FSE 2020

November 9-13 2020


FSE 2020 will take place virtually on November 9-13 2020. FSE 2020 is organized by the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR).

Fast Software Encryption is the 27th 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 2020 logo with an olive branch and an owl

FSE focuses on fast and secure primitives for symmetric cryptography, that form the workhorse for all applications of cryptography (e.g., AES, 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 you the unique opportunity to meet more than 170 experts from across academia and industry.

Important Dates

9 Nov 2020

Conference begins

For further details, including paper submission deadlines, consult the paper submission page.

Website Updates

23 Oct 2020

Rump session proposal guidelines released (see rump session page for more info)

25 Sep 2020

Announcement of FSE 2020 as a virtual conference

8 Mar 2020

FSE 2020 postponed due to COVID-19

6 Mar 2019

Website launched


Special thanks to Rachel Deyts for designing the FSE 2020 logo