CAESAR Competition (2014 -- 2017)

CAESAR is the Competition for Authenticated Encryption: Security, Applicability, and Robustness.

We submitted four ciphers to CAESAR: ACORN, AEGIS, MORUS and JAMBU.
AEGIS and MORUS are fast in software; ACORN and JAMBU are for lightweight applications.
ACORN, AEGIS, MORUS requires unique nonce for each message; JAMBU remains reasonably strong when nonce is misused.

Round 1 (2014.04--2015.07)

Round 2 (2015.07--2016.08)

ACORN, AEGIS, MORUS and JAMBU were selected for the second round of CAESAR competition in July 2015.
In the second round, AEGIS and MORUS remain unchanged; the JAMBU mode remains unchanged; ACORN gets tweaked.

Round 3 (2016.08--2017.?)

ACORN, AEGIS, MORUS and JAMBU were selected for the third round of CAESAR competition in August 2016. ACORN and MORUS are tweaked for the third round.