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ACNS is an annual research conference focusing on cutting-edge results in applied cryptography and network and computer security.

The 11th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS 2013) will be held in Banff, Alberta, Canada. The conference seeks submissions from academia, industry, and government presenting novel research on all aspects of applied cryptography as well as network security and privacy. Papers describing novel paradigms, original directions, or non-traditional perspectives are also encouraged.

Conference Proceedings Available Online
The conference proceedings, LNCS 7954, are now available on-line through
Springer at:

Best Student Paper Award

  • Cryptophia's Short Combiner for Collision-Resistant Hash Functions
    Arno Mittelbach
  • Hardware Architectures for MSP430-based Wireless Sensor Nodes Performing Elliptic Curve Cryptography
    Erich Wenger

ACNS 2013 Group Photo
View the ACNS 2013 Conference Group Photo


  • May 8, 2013: There are only a small number of rooms left in our reserved block at the Banff Center. Book your room soon.
  • Early Bird Registration (until May 25th) for the ACNS 2013 conference is now open!
  • The deadline for camera ready submission is April 15. Please revise your paper in accordance with the reviews. You have a 16 page allowance in the LNCS format.
  • Research track submissions due: February 1 Extended: February 8, 2013 (UPDATE: paper submission is now closed.)
  • Industry track submissions due: March 1, 2013 (email submissions to
  • Notification to authors due: April 4, 2013
  • Camera ready due: April 15, 2013


  • July 10, 2013: Congratulations! Best Student Paper Award was presented to Arno Mittelbach for "Cryptophia's Short Combiner for Collision-Resistant Hash Functions" and Erich Wenger for "Hardware Architectures for MSP430-based Wireless Sensor Nodes Performing Elliptic Curve Cryptography".
  • July 4, 2013: The conference proceedings, LNCS 7954, are now available on-line through Springer at
  • June 20, 2013: Flooding and highway closures: Much of Southern Alberta is currently experiencing heavy rainfall, and flooding has caused parts of the TransCanada Highway between Calgary and Banff to be closed. As a result, Banff is currently inaccessible by road. If you are planning to go to Banff before the conference, please monitor the situation and be prepared to make alternative plans. Rainfall is expected to taper off on the weekend, so we hope that roads will open again in time for the conference - if not, we will make alternative plans and contact everyone as soon as possible.

    News on the flooding:

    Alberta highway conditions:

  • April 26/13: Due to unforeseen logistical issues, we had to cancel the industrial track. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • April 24/13: Complete Schedule for ACNS 2013 is now available - Click here to view
  • April 6/13: List of accepted papers is now available.
  • Feb. 23/13: Industry track submissions should be emailed to
  • Jan. 27/13: Paper submission deadline extended to February 8, 2013.
  • Jan. 23/13: Limited student stipends will be available to student presenters! Stay tuned.
  • Jan. 17/13: The easychair's paper submission link is now up!!
  • Jan. 15/13: The industry track call for paper is now available online. Spread the word!
  • Jan. 8/13: Microsoft Research and UofC's Office of the Vice-President (Research) sponsor ACNS 2013.
  • Dec. 14/12: Call for Papers (CFP).
  • Dec. 6/12: The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) has joined ACNS 2013 sponsors.
  • Dec. 6/12: UofC's Department of Computer Science, and Faculty of Science sponsor ACNS 2013.
  • Nov. 19/12: See the poster for ACNS 2013. Please spread the word!!

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


Speaker: Bryan Parno
Title: Bootstrapping Cloud Security
Speaker: Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi
Title: Selected Topics in Mobile Security and Trusted Computing

Speaker: Francois Theberge
Title: Ensemble Clustering for Graphs-Based Data

Financial Sponsors:


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