Call for Papers
CANS 2018: 
17th International Conference on Cryptology and Network Security
http://cans2018.na.icar.cnr.it/
https://www.facebook.com/CANS.conference/
Naples, Italy, September 30 - October 3, 2018

The annual International Conference on Cryptology and Network Security
(CANS) focuses on current advances in all aspects of cryptology, data
protection, and network and computer security. CANS 2018 is held in
cooperation with the International Association of Cryptologic Research
(IACR) http://www.iacr.org/.  

The proceedings will be published in the
Lecture Notes in Computer Science series by Springer.   

Submission guidelines.

High quality papers on unpublished research and implementation
experiences are solicited for submission. All papers must be original and
not substantially duplicate work that has been published at or is
simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference/workshop with
proceedings.All submissions must be written in English, at most 20 pages in
Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
http://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs format, including title,
 abstract, and bibliography. The introduction should summarise the
contributions of the paper at the level understandable for a non-expert
reader. The introduction should also explain the relation to related work.
At most 4 pages of supplemental material may be provided as well-marked
appendices, however, the paper should be intelligible without this
material. Submissions must be anonymous (no author names, affiliations,
acknowledgments, or obvious references).

The conference will also consider
short papers, that is, submissions of up to 8 pages (in the LNCS format),
for results that are not yet fully fleshed out y or that simply require few
pages to describe but still make a significant contribution.

All submissions
must be processed with  LaTeX2e according to the instructions given by
Springer. Submitted manuscripts must be typeset in plain Springer LNCS
format, in particular without changing the font size, margins or line
spacing.  Submissions not meeting these guidelines may be rejected without
consideration of their merits.  Papers must be submitted electronically in
PDF format via easychair https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cans2018

Presentation and publication.

At least one author of every accepted paper must register to
the conference by the early registration deadline indicated by the
organizers. Papers without a registered author will be removed from the
proceedings. Authors have to present their own paper(s). Proceedings
including all accepted papers will be published in LNCS and will be
available at the conference. 

Dates

May 1, 2018, 23:59 UTC: Submission deadline 
July 1, 2018: Author notification
July 23, 2018, 23:59 UTC: Camera-ready version
Sept. 30 - Oct. 3, 2018: Conference dates 

Topics of interest

Topics of interest for CANS 2018 include, but are not limited to:
Access ControlAnonymity & Pseudonymity
Applied CryptographyAttacks & Malicious Code
Authentication, Identification
Biometrics
Block & Stream Ciphers
Blockchain Security and Privacy
Cryptographic Algorithms and Primitives
Cryptographic Protocols
Cyber-physical Security
Data and Application Security
Data and Computation Integrity
Data Protection
Denial of Service Protection
Distributed Systems Security
Embedded System Security
Formal Methods for Security
Hash Functions
Identity Management
Key Management
Language-Based Security
Malware Analysis and Detection
Network Security
Peer-to-Peer Security & Privacy
Privacy-Enhancing Technologies
Public Key Cryptography
Secure Distributed Computing
Security Architectures
Security Metrics
Security Models
Security Policies
Security and Privacy for Big Data
Security and Privacy in the Cloud
Security in Content Delivery
Security in Crowdsourcing
Security in Grid Computing
Security in the Internet of Things
Security in Location Services
Security in Pervasive Systems
Security in Social Networks
Sensor Network Security
Trust Management
Usable Security
Virtual Private Networks
Wireless and Mobile Security 

Program Chairs:
   Jan Camenisch, IBM Research, Zurich, Switzerland
   Panagiotis Papadimitratos, KTH Stockholm, Sweden 
General Chair
   Vincenzo Iovino, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg 
Organising Chair
   Giovanni Schmid, CNR-Icar and Parthenope University of Naples, Italy
Program Committee 
   TBA*