Special-Purpose Hardware for Attacking Cryptographic Systems
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SHARCS 2012 will be held at the Washington Marriott Hotel at 1221 22nd Street NW in Washington, DC, USA, the same location as FSE 2012 and the Third SHA-3 Candidate Conference. The workshop sessions will be held in the West End Ballroom, Combined Rooms C and D.

The organizers have negotiated a special rate of only $219/night plus taxes for a single or double room at the Marriott. This rate is available for SHARCS 2012 reservations (the nights of 17 and 18 March 2012) made before 24 February 2012. Use the following link to make a reservation:

Attendees are advised to also check standard booking sites such as and These sites sometimes have better rates than special conference rates. Rates for the Marriott have been reported as low as $139/night.

There are three airports around Washington: DCA (Reagan National), IAD (Washington Dulles), and BWI (Baltimore/Maryland). DCA is closest but does not have international flights. The Wikitravel page on Washington is reasonably up to date. See the AppliedCrypto 2010 web pages for general advice regarding United States visas.

The hotel is within walking distance from the following metro stations:

  • Dupont Circle Metro Station (Red Line) - 0.3 miles away.
  • Foggy Bottom Metro Station (Blue Line) - 0.4 miles away.
See for a map of the D.C. metro system. Printable maps in 11 languages are available at


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