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Vol. 2024 No. 3
Published: 2024-07-18


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  • 2024-03-12 TCHES 2024 Issue 2 is online.
  • 2023-12-04 TCHES 2024 Issue 1 is online.
  • 2023-08-31 TCHES 2023 Issue 4 is online.
  • With the opening of the submission server for Issue 1, the cycle for TCHES 2024 begins.

General Information

Starting with CHES 2018, CHES is switching its publication model to an open-access journal/conference hybrid model. Articles can be submitted every three months and undergo a journal-style reviewing process. Accepted papers are published in Diamond Open Access (free availability from day one) by the Ruhr-University of Bochum in an issue of the newly established journal IACR Transactions on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems (TCHES) with ISSN 2569-2925.

For any further information, please view the FAQ page and the Call for Papers.

Aim and Scope of the Journal

Since 1999, the annual CHES conference highlights new results in the design and analysis of cryptographic hardware and software implementations and builds a valuable bridge between the research and cryptographic engineering communities and attracts participants from industry, academia, and government organizations. Topics suitable for CHES include, but are not limited to cryptographic implementations, attacks against implementations and countermeasures, cryptographic tools and methodologies, cryptographic implementation issues and applications. To be considered for publication, they must provide an added value beyond prior work, such as novel insights or reasonably questioning previous assumptions.