ACNS 2023 Call For Papers

ACNS 2023
21st International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security
Kyoto, Japan | 19-22 June, 2023

The 21st International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network
Security (ACNS 2023) will be held in Kyoto, Japan, on 19–22 June
2023. 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 modeling, 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

Areas of interest for ACNS 2023 include but are not limited to:

    Access control
    Applied cryptography
    Automated security analysis
    Biometric security/privacy
    Cloud security/privacy
    Complex systems security
    Critical infrastructure security
    Cryptographic primitives
    Cryptographic protocols
    Data protection
    Database/system security
    Digital rights management
    Distributed security and consensus protocols
    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
    Post-quantum cryptography
    Privacy/anonymity, PETs
    Security/privacy metrics
    Side-channel analysis and physical attacks
    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:

    Submission: September 8, 2022, 23:59 AoE (Anywhere on Earth)
    Notification: November 10, 2022
    Camera-ready: December 1st, 2022

Second submission deadline:

    Submission: January 12, 2023, 23:59 AoE (Anywhere on Earth)
    Notification: March 16, 2023
    Camera-ready: April 6, 2023

Instructions for Authors

Submissions must be done via the Easychair website.

Authors submitting to ACNS should in principle ensure that their paper
can be presented at the conference in person. However, we are
monitoring the situation regarding the COVID pandemic, and hybrid
mode, including allowing for remote presentations, may be considered
if significant travel restrictions remain by the time of the

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.  Submission Guidelines

Submissions must be anonymous, with no author names, affiliations,
acknowledgments, or obvious references. Each submission must begin
with a title, short abstract, and a list of keywords. The introduction
should summarize the contributions of the paper at a level appropriate
for a non-specialist reader.

All submissions must be submitted in PDF format, following the
unmodified LNCS format (accessible on the Springer LCNS author
guidelines webpage) and typeset using the corresponding LaTeX class
file. They must fit within a page limit of 20 pages, including title
and abstract, figures, etc., but excluding references. Optionally, any
amount of clearly marked supplementary material may be supplied,
following the main body of the paper; however, reviewers are not
required to read or review any supplementary material, and submissions
are expected to be intelligible without it. Submissions not meeting
these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their
merits. In order to accommodate for changes requested in reviews, the
page limit for the camera-ready proceedings versions is 30 pages,
including references and appendices.

For papers that might raise ethical concerns, authors are expected to
convince reviewers that proper procedures (such as IRB approval) have
been followed and due diligence has been made to minimize potential

There are two possible submission deadlines (in September and January)
that authors may choose to submit their papers to. Papers rejected
after the September round may optionally be revised and resubmitted at
the January round, provided that they are accompanied with a response
letter detailing the changes and addressing the initial review

We will publish our proceedings with Springer as a volume of the
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.  Conflicts of

The program co-chairs require cooperation from both authors and
program committee members to prevent submissions from being evaluated
by reviewers who have a conflict of interest. During the submission
process, we will ask authors to identify members of the program
committee with whom they share a conflict of interest.

We regard the following relationships as conflicts of interest:

    (1) Anyone who shares an institutional affiliation with an author
    at the time of submission,

    (2) Anyone who was the advisor or advisee of an author at any time
    in the past,

    (3) Anyone the author has collaborated or published with in the
    prior two years,

    (4) Anyone who is serving as the sponsor or administrator of a
    grant that funds your research,

    or (5) close personal friendships.

If they want to specify a conflict of another type than those listed
above, authors must contact the chairs and explain the perceived
conflict. Program committee members who are in conflict of interest
with a paper, including program co-chairs, will be excluded from
evaluation and discussion of the paper by default.  Diversity and

ACNS is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in our
community. If you have suggestions, concerns, or complaints related
biases or sexual harassment, we encourage you to reach out to the
Conference Co-Chairs. We are committed to protecting the anonymity of
such reports and helping to address your concerns. We value your
feedback and ideas to help us all build a healthier and more welcoming

We encourage authors to be mindful of not using language or examples
that further the marginalization, stereotyping, or erasure of any
group of people, especially historically marginalized and/or
under-represented groups (URGs) in computing. Of course, exclusionary
treatment can arise unintentionally. Be vigilant and actively guard
against such issues in your writing. Reviewers will also be empowered
to monitor and demand changes if such issues arise in your