Venue Proposals

The Conference on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems (CHES) attracts more than 400 attendees each year. Traditionally, CHES switches between venues in Europe, America and Asia.

Guidelines for Proposal Submission

Each year, the CHES steering committee solicits proposals for locations and general chairs of the CHES conference according to the IACR Guidelines for General Chairs. In addition to the general guidelines by the IACR, the following refinements hold for CHES:

CHES 2018

At CHES 2016, the CHES steering committee plans to decide on the venue for CHES 2018, which will take place in Europe. Please submit your proposal for CHES 2018 until August 10th, 2016 by email to Stefan Mangard (Stefan.Mangard AT Please indicate that you are preparing a proposal for CHES 2018 no later than July 1st. Please feel free to contact us at any time during the proposal preparation.