Main page of SPEED 2007

SPEED - Software Performance Enhancement for Encryption and Decryption

ECRYPT's virtual lab VAMPIRE organizes SPEED - Software Performance Enhancement for Encryption and Decryption. SPEED addresses the speed of secret-key and public-key cryptography. Speed improvements can come from better systems, better algorithms, and better software.

SPEED's origin is eBATS, the ECRYPT competition on public key cryptography and one of SPEED's purposes is to provide a forum for the BAT submitters and encourage work investigating the security of the BATs. Compilers constitute an important part of software generation and better compilers can achieve higher speed and security and ease the task for the programmer. We therefore also welcome submissions on this topic.

There will be a few invited talks along with contributed talks which are selected based on submitted papers and a refereeing process. (As for all ECRYPT conferences, there will be no formal proceedings for SPEED but a workshop record with all accepted papers.)

Invited Speaker:

Call for papers:

There will be no formal proceedings, but a handout with abstracts will be provided to all participants. (This avoids submissions to SPEED from conflicting with submissions to forthcoming conferences with proceedings).

Call for contributions: SPEED_CFP.txt

SPEED asks for submissions on the following topics:

Important dates:

April 6, 2007: submission of papers
May 11, 2007: notification of acceptance or rejection
May 25, 2007: revised version of accepted papers due
June 11-12, 2007: SPEED workshop in Amsterdam

The submission should start with a title, a list of the authors together with their affiliations and a short abstract describing the content of the paper. This should be followed by an extended abstract of at least 5 and at most 20 pages including appendices. The authors of accepted papers must guarantee to present their paper at the workshop.

List of accepted papers for SPEED You can find the workshop version of the papers in the booklet distributed at the workshop. Note that an update of Mike Scott's paper is available below.

Program Committee:


The workshop is organized by the European Network of Excellence (ECRYPT). The workshop is an activity of ECRYPT's VAMPIRE - Virtual Application and Implementation Research Lab.

Workshop venue:

SPEED takes place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, June 11-12, 2007 in the Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam. SPEED will start at 9:00 on Monday, June 11 (registration opens at 8:30), and will run until Tuesday 16:00.


For further information please contact

speed (at) hyperelliptic (dot) org


ECRYPT Logo SPEED is organized within ECRYPT - European Network of Excellence for Cryptology. We acknowledge the support by the European Commission under the IST program, IST-2002-507932
TUE We acknowledge organizational support from Coding theory & Cryptology group, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.

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