Conference on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems

CHES Test of Time Award

The CHES Test-of-Time Award is given yearly. An award will be given in year X to honor a paper published at (T)CHES in years X-21 to X-19 which has had a lasting impact on the field with respect to academia and/or industry.

More information about the Test-of-Time award can be found in the policy guidelines document.

Award Recipients


Nominations are welcomed by the award committee. Nominations for the 2020 award (for papers published in 1999-2001) will be accepted at a later date. Instructions will be provided.

Selection Committee (2020)

  • Benedikt Gierlichs (chair)
  • Helena Handschuh
  • Marc Joye
  • Christof Paar
  • Pankaj Rohatgi

Contact information

The chair of the Selection Committee can be reached by email at