ACNS '13 Call for Papers Information


11th International Conference on
Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS 2013) 

June 25 - 28, 2013
Banff, Alberta, Canada


     Research Track: February 1  February 8, 2013

Industry Track: March 1, 2013

      Author Notification: April 4, 2013

Camera Ready: April 15, 2013


Email Industry Track submissions to 

The 11th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS 2013) 1 will be held in Banff, Alberta. 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. Submissions in emerging areas of security including cloud security, secure infrastructure for big data are highly encouraged. Papers describing novel paradigms, original directions, or non-traditional perspectives are also encouraged. The conference has two tracks: a research track and an industry track. The industrial track will consist of presentations and tutorial sessions, without formal proceedings. Submissions for either track may focus on new visions, industrial challenges, case studies or experimental reports related to implementation or deployment of real-world systems or policies. Tutorials can cover current techniques or best practices in applying cryptography to computer and information systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Access control Intellectual property protection Security in pervasive/ubiquitous computing
Applied cryptography Internet fraud Security and privacy in cloud and grid systems
Automated protocols analysis Intrusion detection and prevention Security in distributed systems
Biometric security and privacy Key management Security and privacy in smart grids
Complex systems security Malware Security and privacy in wireless networks
Critical infrastructure protection Network security protocols Security and privacy metrics
Cryptographic primitives and protocols Trust management Secure mobile agents and mobile code
Data protection Privacy-enhancing technology Usability and security
Database and system security Protection for the future Internet Privacy, anonymity, and untraceability
Digital rights management Trust management Email and web security
Security in e-commerce Identity management Security in P2P systems



Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have already been published, or are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. All submissions should be appropriately anonymized (i.e., papers should not contain author names or affiliations, or obvious citations). Submissions should be at most 18 pages for research track and at most 8 pages for industry track, including the bibliography and well-marked appendices, and should follow Springer's LNCS style. Submissions are to be made through the submission web page at Only pdf files will be accepted. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits. Papers for the research track must be received by the deadline of February 8, 2013 (11:59 Pacific Time), and those for the industry track by the deadline of March 1, 2013 (11:59 Pacific time). Authors should indicate whether their submission should be considered for the best student paper award; any paper co-authored by at least a full time student is eligible for this award. At least one author of a accepted paper must attend the conference.

Papers accepted for the research track will be published in proceedings published by Springer's LNCS and available at the conference. Papers accepted to the industry track will be included in a booklet that will be distributed at the conference. Extended versions of selected best papers will be invited for a special issue in the Journal of Computer Security.

Go to this link to start your submission process for the research track.

Industry track submissions should be emailed to

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Rei Safavi-Naini University of Calgary, Canada
Michael E. Locasto University of Calgary, Canada


Michael Jacobson University of Calgary, Canada
Payman Mohassel University of Calgary, Canada


Mahabir Jhanwar University of Calgary, Canada


Bill Aiello University of British Columbia, Canada
Giuseppe Ateniese Sapienza-U. of Rome, Italy, and Johns Hopkins U., USA
Kevin R. B. Butler University of Oregon, USA
Srdjan Capkun ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Alvaro A. Cárdenas University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Chen-Mou Cheng National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Sherman S. M. Chow Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Ed Dawson Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Roberto Di Pietro Università Roma Tre, Italy
Sara Foresti Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Guang Gong University of Waterloo, Canada
Stefanos Gritzalis University of the Aegean, Greece
Guofei Gu Texas A&M University, USA
Angelos D. Keromytis Columbia University, USA
Evangelos Kranakis Carleton University, Canada
Ralf Kusters Universität Trier, Germany
Xuejia Lai Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Cédric Lauradoux INRIA, France
Ninghui Li Purdue University, USA
Yingjiu Li Singapore Management University, Singapore
Mark Manulis University of Surrey, UK
Kaisa Nyberg Aalto University, Finland
Josef Pieprzyk Macquarie University, Australia
Bart Preneel KU Leuven, Belgium
Christian Rechberger DTU, Denmark
Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi Technische Universitãt Darmstadt, Germany
Pierangela Samarati Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Radu Sion Stony Brook University, USA
Anil Somayaji Carleton University, Canada
Abhinav Srivastava AT&T Research, USA
Jessica Staddon Google, USA
Willy Susilo University of Wollongong, Australia
Gene Tsudik UC Irvine, USA
Duncan S. Wong City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Jianying Zhou I2R, Singapore



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