CARDIS has been the venue for security experts from academia and industry to exchange on security of smart cards and related applications since 1994. Smart cards play an increasingly important role in our day-to-day live through their use in banking cards, SIM cards, electronic passports, and IoT (Internet of Things) devices. It is thus naturally of utmost importance to understand their security features and to develop sound protocols and countermeasures while keeping reasonable performances. In this respect, CARDIS aims to gather security experts from academia, industry and standardization bodies to make steps forward in the field of embedded security.

The 21st Smart Card Research and Advanced Application Conference (CARDIS2022) was organized by the Centre for Cyber Security and Privacy of the University of Birmingham in Birmingham, UK, from November 7 to 9. CARDIS 2022 has 2 invited presentations, 15 accepted papers, and 3 accepted posters with topics of physical attacks, physical countermeasures, protecting AES, evaluation methodologies, attacking NTRU, and next-generation cryptography, which were presented in November 8-9. CARDIS 2022 also had a one-day Fall School event in November 7.