Call for Papers for the Second SHA-3 Candidate Conference
Santa Barbara, CA
August 23-24, 2010
Submission deadline: May 10, 2010 (Conference without proceedings)

The SHA-3 competition has entered the second round, in which 14
second-round candidate algorithms are being considered for SHA-3. NIST
plans to host a Second SHA-3 Candidate Conference in August, 2010 to
discuss various aspects of these candidates, and to obtain valuable
feedback for the selection of the finalists soon after the conference.

NIST is soliciting research and discussion papers, surveys,
presentations, case studies, panel proposals, and participation from
all interested parties, including researchers, system architects,
implementers, vendors, and users. NIST will post the accepted papers
and presentations on the conference web site after the conference;
however, no formal conference proceedings will be published. NIST
encourages the submission of presentations and reports on preliminary
work that participants plan to publish elsewhere. To avoid the
possible duplication of papers accepted for this conference and for
Crypto and CHES 2010, which are held consecutively, submissions will
NOT be considered for this conference if they are substantially
similar to the submissions accepted for Crypto 2010 and CHES 2010.

Topics for submissions should include, but are not limited to, the following:

     . Cryptanalysis of the candidates, including cryptanalysis of
       weakened or toy versions;
     . Analysis of relative performance or resource requirements for
         some or all of the candidates;
     . Statistical or other automated analyses or comparisons of the candidates;
     . Substantial improvements in the implementation of the candidates;
     . Improved analysis or proofs of properties of the candidates,
         even when this doesn't lead to any attack; and
     . Proposed criteria to be used for selecting the finalists.

     . Submission Deadline: May 10, 2010
     . Authors Notified: June 18, 2010
     . Final Version Deadline: July 23, 2010

Submissions should be provided electronically, in PDF, for standard US
letter-size paper (8.5 x 11 inches). Submission papers must not exceed
15 pages (single space, with 1 inch margins using a 10 pt or larger
font). Proposals for presentations or panels should be no longer than
five pages; panel proposals should include possible panelists and an
indication of which panelists have confirmed their participation.

Please submit the following information to

     . Name, affiliation, email, phone number, postal address for the
     primary submitter . First name, last name, and affiliation of
     each co-submitter

     . The finished paper, presentation, or panel proposal in PDF
     format as an attachment.

All submissions will be acknowledged.

General information about the conference, including the registration
and accommodation information will be available at the conference