Monday, April 15, 2013

Registration Now Open, Call for Papers: International Cryptographic Module Conference (ICMC 2013)

International Cryptographic Module Conference
September 24-26, 2013
Holiday Inn Gaithersburg, MD

We're pleased to announce that registration is now open for ICMC 2013.

Early registration discounts are available--we encourage you to reserve your seat at first ICMC aims to bring together experts from around the world to confer on the topic of cryptographic modules, with emphasis on their secure design, implementation, assurance, and use, referencing both new and established standards such as FIPS 140-2 and ISO/IEC 19790.

There's still time to submit a paper proposal. We are focused on attracting participants from the engineering and research community, test laboratories, government organizations, the procurers, deployers and administrators of cryptographic modules and academia. Our program consists of one day of workshops and tutorials, followed by two days of 30 minute presentations (plus 15 minutes for questions). We solicit proposals for high quality papers and relevant workshops that will be of interest to the community involved with cryptographic modules on topics below. Visit for complete information.

- Management of cryptographic modules in the field
- Standards: including FIPS 140-2, ISO/IEC 19790, FIPS 140-3
- Physical security and Hardware design
- Key management
- Random number generation
- Side channel analysis, non-invasive attacks
- Choice of and Implementing cryptographic algorithms
- Cryptographic modules implemented in Open Source
- Hybrid systems, Embedded systems
- Tools and methodologies

The committee favors vendor-neutral presentations that focus on the practical design, testing and use of cryptographic modules. Product vendors are encouraged to recruit clients and partners who are front-line implementers as presenters. For any questions regarding submissions or the conference in general, please contact us at

Abstracts: All prospective authors must submit their abstracts and workshop proposals using this link:
May 1st, 2013

Review and comments:
|June 15th, 2013

Acceptance notifications:
July 16th, 2013

Final versions due:
September 3rd, 2013

September 24th, 2013

Presentation of papers:
September 25th and 26th, 2013

Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities
Promotion opportunities at the conference are available for leading companies offering products, technologies and services in this evolving field. This is a unique opportunity to showcase your company.

For More Info or to Reserve, Contact:
Bill Rutledge, Project Manager,, 1-212-866-2169
Download the Prospectus (700KB PDF)

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