• Dr. Sanjay Sarma
  • Dr. Vincent Rijmen
  • Dr. Ravi Pappu
  • Dr. Ari Juels
  • UMass Amherst Computer Science building
  • Hotel Northampton
  • UMass Amherst
  • RFIDsec 2006 in Graz, Austria
  • Outdoor dining areas at the Hotel Northampton
  • UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450 acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts
  • The evening gala dinner at the top of the UMass Amherst Campus Center overlooks nearly 1,450 acres of scenery

RFIDsec 2011

Videos of invited talks and tutorials

Photos of RFIDsec11

See you next year for RFIDsec12 in Nijmegen, The Netherlands! Registration is closed for the 7th Annual RFIDsec Workshop. Thanks for coming!


We have established a waiting list for the side channels tutorial that is at capacity; however, the workshop and other tutorials remain open for registration.

We have already awarded all the stipends for students to attend the workshop, and all 50 of the complimentary RFID-shielded wallets have been given away. We appreciate the strong interest from academia, industry, and government.

Adi Shamir will provide the opening keynote talk on "Minimalism in Cryptography." Our distinguished invited speakers include experts in RFID, cryptography, and security from industry and academia: Srdjan Capkun, Collin Mulliner, Ravi Pappu, and Adi Shamir.

Four technical tutorials taught by leaders from industry and academia will cover topics such as the physics of RFID, hands-on side channel analysis of smartcards, hands-on programming of RFID-scale computers, and an introduction to RFID security & privacy.

RFIDsec brings together researchers from academia and industry for topics of importance to improving the security and privacy of RFID, NFC, contactless technologies, and the Internet of Things. RFIDsec bridges the gap between cryptographic researchers and RFID developers through invited talks, tutorials, and contributed presentations. Pre-workshop tutorials cover the physics of RFID, hands-on differential power analysis of hardware tokens, and hands-on programming of batteryless RFID-scale sensor devices.

The Workshop on RFID Security and Privacy 2011 is the seventh edition of a series of workshops held in Graz, Malaga, Budapest, Leuven and Istanbul. This year it will take place in Amherst, Massachusetts (USA). The first day (Sunday, June 26th) will be devoted to tutorials. Monday and Tuesday (June 27th and June 28th) are devoted to technical sessions and invited speakers. RFIDsec 2011 will take place on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

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