CHES 2024

September 4-7, 2024

Halifax, Canada

Call for Affiliated Events

IACR is soliciting proposals for affiliated events to be held in conjunction with CHES 2024, on Wednesday September 4, hosted in Halifax. Each such event is expected to provide a forum discussing a specific topic of the broad cryptographic world (theory, practice, implementation, standardization, etc.). The format of the event (e.g., workshop, roundtable, etc.) is up to the organizers. There will be a separate call for tutorials for CHES that will be selected by the program chairs. While affiliated events may include a tutorial portion, standard CHES tutorials should not be submitted to this affiliated event call, but to the separate tutorial call.

Affiliated Events

Affiliated events can be ½ or 1 day events. Proposals for events should be submitted by email to the workshop chairs at

Important Dates

Feb 29 2024

Initial submission date, Anywhere on Earth (AoE).

Mar 18 2024

Notification of decision (possibly sooner).

Note the primary limitation is room availability. If space is still available, submissions received after this deadline will be evaluated on a rolling basis. This website will be updated once the call is closed, but we highly encourage you to reach out to the general chairs at if you are submitting after February 29th to check availability.

Information to Submitters

The organization of an affiliated event is supposed to be relatively easy. The entire registration process as well as the local organization is done by the IACR (via the general and workshop chairs). The proposal submitters need to identify a topic and decide on the format, and upon acceptance coordinate the program/speakers.

The workshop chairs will provide for each event:

The registration fee for attendees of affiliated events will be charged via the registration process and will cover the incurred costs for the location, catering and equipment. Being registered for a given day of workshops enables a participant to attend any of the workshops of that particular day.

Any additional costs (e.g. costs of the program, reimbursements to invited speakers, or printing proceedings) are the responsibility of the individual event organizers.

The organizers of the accepted events are expected to maintain an updated website (which will be linked from the CHES 2024 website), containing all relevant information for participants.

Submission Format for Affiliated Event Proposals

Proposals for affiliated events should include the following information in this order:

  1. Name (and possible acronym) of the event
  2. Names and contact information of the organizers
  3. Length of event (½ or full day); if 1 day, indicate flexibility for dates
  4. A proposed format (workshop with submitted/invited talks, tutorial, panel, etc.) and potential speakers (if applicable, not complete, and no commitment)
  5. Abstract summarizing the proposed event and its justification
  6. In the case of a submission process:
    • Potential committee members
    • A draft of the relevant call (including expected dates such as submission deadline, notification, etc.)
  7. Estimated total number of attendees and estimated number of student attendees
  8. A one-paragraph biographical sketch for each organizer, describing relevant qualifications, including research and conference/workshop organizing experience
  9. Funding sources that may be used and for what purposes (note: You cannot offer an exhibit space or display of commercial advertisement or banners in the event space to avoid conflict with CHES sponsorship benefits.)
  10. Information of previous similar events (incl. organizational information such as attendance number), if applicable
  11. Link to draft website (if exists)

A file (preferably in PDF format) containing all the above information should be sent to by the submission deadline, February 29, 2024 (AoE).

Proposal Evaluation Criteria

Given the limited amount of conference rooms available, events will be selected based on their novelty, importance, and interest that they may have in the cryptographic hardware & embedded system community.