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
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

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.

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 

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

General Chairs:
Mauro Conti (University of Padua, Italy)

Angelo Spognardi (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)

Program Co-Chairs:
Giuseppe Ateniese (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA)

Daniele Venturi (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)