Conference on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems (CHES)
The CHES steering committee consists of Permanent Members, Temporary Members and Elected Members. All these members have a vote in decisions of the Steering Committee. Furthermore, the steering committee invites Guests which do not have a vote. The three Permanent Members of the Steering Committee are as of September 2012: Cetin Koc, Christof Paar, and Jean-Jacques Quisquater. Koc and Paar are the two founders of CHES, and Quisquater has been active in CHES since its creation in 1999. CHES Program Chairs join the Steering Committee as Temporary Members for three (3) years. The three-year term starts at the CHES workshop whose program they chair, and terminates with the workshop in the third year after that. Program Chairs join the Steering Committee meeting as guests in the year before the conference they chair.