4th ACNS Workshop on Secure Cryptographic Implementation (SCI)
Date: June 19-22, 2023,
Venue: Kyoto, Japan, with online options
The aim of the SCI workshop is to provide an international forum for
scientific research and development to explore security issues in the
implementation and deployment of cryptographic solutions. We are
interested in these main aspects: (1) vulnerabilities and defenses in
the implementation of cryptographic algorithms; (2) vulnerabilities
and defenses in the implementation of cryptographic protocols; (3)
defective cryptographic algorithms and protocols deployed in the wild;
(3) weak cryptographic keys and random numbers in the cryptographic
implementation; (4) runtime cryptographic key attacks and protections;
(5) certificates and key management; (6) misuse or abuse of
cryptographic services; and (7) other topics on secure cryptographic
We try to promote secure cryptographic solutions in the Internet, by
exploring and discussing the (in)security issues. We solicit
submissions of original research papers on a wide range of topics,
including but not limited to:

- Secure implementations of crypto algorithms & protocols
- Fuzzing and vulnerabilities of crypto algorithms & protocols
- Measurement of cryptographic solutions in the wild, defective or updated
- Designs of random bit generators
- Weak cryptographic keys and defective random bit generators
- Side channel attacks and defenses
- Cryptographic key protections and memory attacks
- PKI certificate services and key management
- HTTPS/TLS vulnerabilities and attacks
- Measurement and bugs of certificate-based solutions
- Audit and monitoring of cryptographic services
- Physical attacks and defenses of cryptographic implementation
- Verification and evaluation of cryptographic implementation
- High-performance cryptographic engines
- Cryptographic hardware
- Cryptography for Blockchain
- Cryptography for IoT/CPS
- Cryptography for the Cloud
- Cryptography for Mobile systems
- Cryptography for VANET
Prospective authors are invited to submit manuscripts describing
original work. The manuscript has to be written in English and in PDF
format. All submissions must follow the original LNCS format (see
http://www.springeronline.com/lncs) with a page limit of 20 pages
including all references and appendices.
The proceedings of the SCI workshop will be published by Springer in
the LNCS series.
Submit your papers: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=acnssci2023
Important Dates (Tentative):
Paper submission: March 1, 2023. 23:59, AoE
Acceptance Notification: April 9, 2023
Camera ready: April 21, 2023