APRIL 23th-24th, 2018

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Workshop Program  Information is not available before 15th February 2018.

General Information


Side-channel analysis (SCA) and implementation attacks have become an important field of research at universities and in the industry. In order to enhance the resistance of cryptographic and security critical implementations within the design phase, constructive attacks and analyzing techniques may serve as a quality metric to optimize the design and development process. Since 2010, COSADE provides an international platform for researchers, academics, and industry participants to present their work and their current research topics. It is an excellent opportunity to exchange on new results with international experts and to initiate new collaborations and information exchange at a professional level. The workshop will feature both invited presentations and contributed talks.

COSADE is a two-days workshop focused on the topic of Constructive Side-Channel Analysis and Secure Design. The workshop will take place in Singapore on April 23th and 24th, 2018.

COSADE’18 is organized by Fraunhofer Singapore and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.



The topics of COSADE 2018 include, but are not limited to:

  • Side channel analysis and countermeasures
  • Fault analysis and countermeasures
  • Security models and formal analysis of secure implementations
  • Cache-attacks and micro-architectural analysis
  • Software interface enabled implementation attacks
  • Leakage resilient cryptography
  • Methodologies and tools for secure design and evaluation
  • White-box cryptography
  • Secure implementation of post-quantum cryptography
  • Secure implementation of lightweight cryptography
  • System security (secure boot, secure execution, secure storage, secure firmware update, etc.)
  • Trusted Execution Environment
  • Security analysis of real-world systems (IoT, home automation, automotive, industrial control, etc.)
  • Security analysis methods using artificial intelligence



Submitted papers should present novel contributions related to the topics listed above. They must be original, unpublished, anonymous and not submitted to another conference or journal for consideration of publication. Papers must be written in English and they should not exceed 18 pages. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits. All submissions will be blind-refereed. Authors are invited to submit their manuscripts (PDF or PS format) by filling in the submission form available on the following web site: COSADE submissions.



Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
NTU Alumni Club and Executive Centre @ One North 
11 Slim Barracks Rise
138664 Singapore

COSADE ’18 will be co-located with EMERTECH’18 and will take place at the NTU Alumni House and Conference Center, Nanyang Technological University, One-North Campus.

NTU at one-north campus is home to Alumni House at one-north and one-north Executive Centre. Located next to Fusionpolis, an epicenter of arts, business and technology. The one-north campus is within walking distance from two MRT stations, namely Buona Vista and one-north.

A guest room block at Park Avenue Hotel at a record-early date is available.



Conference Chairs

Shivam Bashin, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Michael Kasper, Fraunhofer Singapore, Singapore
Marc Stöttinger, Continental Teves, Germany

Program Chairs

Junfeng Fan, Open Security Research, China
Benedikt Gierlichs, KU Leuven, Belgium

Program Committee


Steering Committee

Jean-Luc Danger, Télécom ParisTech and Secure-IC, France
Sorin Huss, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Werner Schindler, Federal Office for Information Security BSI, Germany



COSADE’18  welcomes sponsorship from academia / industry / agencies for our event. Your sponsorship exposes your brand to highly qualified and targeted attendees, funds our student grant award program, and keep the COSADE workshop affordable.

Potential Sponsors can find details on how you can help on our sponsorship page.

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