logic locking conquest

Logic Locking is a revolutionary technique for protecting Intellectual Property of Integrated Circuits from myriad security threats, such as reverse engineering, overbuilding, piracy, and hardware Trojan insertion. In this student-led Logic Locking Conquest Challenge, participants will attempt to attack designs locked with state-of-the-art methods. This year's challenge is a spotlight on Sequential Locking. Participants will be provided with a selection of locked sequential designs (netlists) with varying complexity and key sizes.

competition timeline

participating regions

Competition Details & Registration Opens:

14 July 2020

Challenge Launch: 

07 October 2020

Submission Deadline:

16 October 2020

Finalist Notification:

20 October 2020 

Virtual Final Presentations & Demos:

5 - 7 November 2020

Virtual Award Ceremony

8 November 2020

Presentation details to be released at the point of Finalist notification if not earlier.  

competition details


competition organizers & judges

The Logic Locking Conquest is organized by Professor Ramesh Karri, researcher, Dr. Ben Tan, and PhD researcher, both from NYU CCS,  and Moshiur Rahman from the University of Florida. 

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2020 finalists & winners


Thank you to the National Science Foundation for their generous support of this competition


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