Submissions must be done via the Easychair website at the following link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=acns2022.
Considering the uncertain evolution of the COVID pandemic, the conference will very likely take place in hybrid mode: authors will have the option to present papers remotely so that they will not worry about any health risk or travel restriction for attending the conference.
Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published (other than preprint) or accepted for publication or that are simultaneously in submission to a journal, conference, or workshop with published proceedings. Information about submissions may be shared with program chairs of other conferences for that purpose.
ACNS encourages promising students to submit and present their best results at the conference. Any paper co-authored by at least one full-time student who will present the paper at the conference is eligible for the best student paper award, with a cash reward of Euro 1000 sponsored by Springer.
Submissions must be anonymous, with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgment, or obvious references. Each submission must begin with a title, short abstract, and a list of keywords. The introduction should summarise the contributions of the paper at a level appropriate for a non-specialist reader. All submissions must follow the regular LNCS format (accessible on the Springer LCNS author guidelines webpage) with a page limit of 20 pages (including references) for the central part (reviewers are not required to read beyond this limit) and 30 pages in total. Papers should be in PDF format. Papers rejected at the first round can be submitted at the second round (together with a response letter).
Submissions not meeting the submission guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits. It is strongly encouraged to prepare submissions in LaTeX.
Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that they will be presented at the conference and make a full version of their papers available online. Submissions may focus on the modelling, design, analysis (including security proofs and attacks), development (e.g. implementations), deployment (e.g. system integration), and maintenance (e.g. performance measurements, usability studies) of algorithms, protocols, standards, implementations, technologies devices, systems standing in relation with applied cryptography, cyber security and privacy, while advancing or bringing new insights to the state of the art.
We will publish our proceedings with Springer as a volume of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.