Hash functions constitute the core of several modern cryptographic constructions, and is one of the most important cryptographic primitives. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA is organizing the SHA3 competition, yet to be finished in 2012, to select the next generation standard for hash functions. At the current stage, 5 finalists, BLAKE, Grøstl, JH, Keccak and Skein, have been selected and the final standard is to be declared in 2012. In this workshop, we focus on the evolution of these 5 finalists.

Important Details

  • Date: 9-10 December 2011           Registration Deadline: 20 November 2011
  • Venue: Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, 203 B T Road, Kolkata 700 108, India
  • Program: Download the Schedule of Talks [PDF]


Palash Sarkar Tutorial on Hash Functions ISI Kolkata
William Burr Introduction to SHA3 competition NIST, USA
Praveen Gauravaram Grøstl - Design and Analysis Visiting ISI Kolkata
Willi Meier BLAKE - Design / Keccak - Analysis FHNW Switzerland
Arnab Ray BLAKE - Analysis University of Luxembourg
Somitra Sanadhya SKEIN - Design and Analysis IIIT Delhi
Mridul Nandi KECCAK - Design ISI Kolkata
Hongjun Wu JH - Design NTU Singapore
Rishiraj Bhattacharyya JH - Analysis ISI Kolkata


  • Registration is FREE !!!
  • Deadline: 20 November 2011
  • Please send an email to coecrypto@gmail.com with
             Subject line starting with [HASH WORKSHOP]
             Contents: Full name, Email ID, Phone number, Affiliation, and exact day(s) of participation.
  • Note that we will not be providing local accommodation to any registrant. However, you are welcome to ask for assistance in finding resources if required.