The NIST Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization Process has entered the next phase, in which 26 second-round candidates are being considered for standardization. NIST plans to hold a second NIST PQC Standardization Conference in August 2019 to discuss various aspects of these candidates, and to obtain valuable feedback for the selection of the finalists. NIST will invite each submission team of the 26 second-round candidates to give a short update on their algorithm.
The conference will be held at the University of California, Santa Barbara and co-located with Crypto 2019.
Conference Inquiries: pqc2019 [at] nist.gov (subject: PQC%202019%20Conference%20Question)
The University of California Santa Barbara has on-campus housing packages available for attendees. Accommodations are available in the Anacapa and Santa Rosa Residence Halls on a first come, first served basis; early registration and reservations are highly recommended. Accommodations begin as early as August 16 and end on August 25, 2019
USCB housing reservations are now closed.
Email: conferences [at] housing.ucsb.edu
UCSB Visitor Information and Maps: https://www.ucsb.edu/about/visit
Parking Information (for those staying off-campus)
Please park in the MESA/18 parking structure ONLY. You will need to buy a “pay and display” permit ($8 per day weekdays) from the machine in the parking structure. If you look for Crypto & NIST-PQC on the permit machine, you can pay for the total number of days that you will be parking in the lot and be issued a permit for that period of time. Note that after 5pm and on weekends, you may use the same permit for Lot 3 or 9 for evening events.