SAAProf.Chen-Mou, SAAProf. Tung Chou

Appearance of the conference

Established in 1999, CHES (Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems) is the flagship conference for disseminating research results on design and analysis of cryptographic hardware and software implementations. As an area conference of IACR (International Association for Cryptologic Research), every year CHES attracts more than 300 participants from academia, industry, government. It builds an important bridge between cryptographic research and engineering communities. In addition to a single track of high-quality presentations, CHES also has invited talks, tutorials, a poster session, and a rump session. To ensure to have a high-quality program, all submitted papers are reviewed by at least four PC (Program Committee) members, and any submission by a PC member is reviewed by at least five other PC members. Traditionally, CHES switches between venues in Europa, America, and Asia. This year, CHES takes place in Taipei, Taiwan and has attracted 341 participants from all over the world. There have been 130 submissions, 33 of which are accepted for publication at CHES 2017, giving an acceptance rate of about 25%. The invited talk is given by Dr Shih-Lien Lu from TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company), the world's top and largest foundry. Dr Lu shares TSMC's view on hardware security, emphasizing how important it is for TSMC to work closely with its customers to build secure hardware in the IoT (internet of things) era.