20th International Conference on
Applied Cryptography and Network Security

Call for Papers

The 20th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS 2022) will be held in Rome, Italy, on 20-23 June 2022. ACNS is an annual conference focusing on current developments that advance the areas of applied cryptography, cyber security (including network and computer security) and privacy. The goal is to represent both academic research works as well as developments in industrial and technical frontiers.

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.

Areas of interest for ACNS 2022 include but are not limited to:

  • Access control

  • Applied cryptography

  • Automated security analysis

  • Biometric security/privacy

  • Blockchain and cryptocurrencies

  • Cloud security/privacy

  • Complex systems security

  • Critical infrastructure security

  • Cryptographic primitives

  • Cryptographic protocols

  • Data protection

  • Database/system security

  • Digital rights management

  • Email, app and web security

  • Future Internet security

  • Human factors in security

  • Identity management

  • IP protection

  • Internet fraud, cybercrime

  • Internet-of-Things (IoT) security

  • Intrusion detection

  • Key management

  • Malware

  • Mobile/wireless/5G security

  • Network security protocols

  • Privacy/anonymity, PETs

  • Security/privacy metrics

  • Side channel attacks (e.g., microarchitectural, physical-layer)

  • Trust management

  • Ubiquitous security/privacy

  • Usable security/privacy

ACNS To encourage promising students to publish their best results in ACNS, 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.

Besides the main conference, ACNS also seeks workshop proposals. Each satellite workshop will provide a forum to address a specific topic at the forefront of cybersecurity research. Papers accepted at the workshops will have post-proceedings published by Springer in the LNCS series as well.

Notice About the Current Covid-19 Situation:

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

Important Dates:

First submission deadline: September 3, 2021, 23:59 AoE (Anywhere on Earth)

    • Notification: November 5, 2021

    • Camera-ready: November 26, 2021

Second submission deadline: January 14, 2022, 23:59 AoE (Anywhere on Earth)

    • Notification: March 18, 2022

    • Camera-ready: April 8, 2022

Workshop proposal submission deadline: November 8, 2021, 23:59 AoE (Anywhere on Earth)

    • Notification: November 17, 2021

Poster proposal submission deadline: March 21, 2022, 23:59 AoE (Anywhere on Earth)

    • Notification: March 30, 2022