FSE 2016
20-23 March 2016
Bochum, Germany
23rd International Conference on Fast Software Encryption
Fast Software Encryption 2016

General Information

Welcome to the 23rd International Conference on Fast Software Encryption (FSE 2016).

FSE 2016 will be held in Bochum, Germany. Bochum is located within the famous "Ruhr Area", Germany's former primary location for coal mining and steel industry. Although most coal mines have been closed, the hidden beauty of these old days has been preserved in many places.

The conference concentrates on fast and secure primitives for symmetric cryptography, including the design and analysis of block ciphers, stream ciphers, encryption schemes, hash functions, message authentication codes, (cryptographic) permutations, authenticated encryption schemes, analysis and evaluation tools, issues and solutions regarding their secure implementation.

FSE 2016 is organized by the HGI at Ruhr University Bochum and sponsored by the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR).

Note that there is a summer school on symmetric crypto co-located with FSE 2016. See here for details.


  • 21.03.2016: Rump session: Call for submissions online
  • 04.03.2016: The program is online
  • 02.02.2016: Accepted papers online
  • 29.01.2016: Information on hotels and travel updated
  • 18.01.2016: Registration is open!
  • 23.06.2015: Call For Papers online.
  • 02.03.2015: Initial website is up.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: November 20, 2015 (11:59 AM UTC)
Acceptance notification: January 28, 2016
Final version due: February 25, 2016
conference dates: March 20-23, 2016

Organizing Committee

Thomas Peyrin (Nanyang Technological University) Program Chair fse2016programchair@iacr.org
Gregor Leander (Ruhr University Bochum) General Chair fse2016@iacr.org

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