ACNS is an annual conference focusing on innovative research and current developments that advance the areas of applied cryptography, cyber security and privacy. Both academic research works with high relevance to real-world problems as well as developments in industrial and technical frontiers fall within the scope of the conference.

The 14th edition of ACNS is organised by the Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS) and will be held at the University of Surrey in London (Guildford), UK. This is the first time that ACNS is taking place in the United Kingdom. The proceedings of ACNS 2016 will be published as a separate LNCS volume by Springer.

Important dates and deadlines

  • Submission:   10 February 2016, 23:59 GMT

  • Notification:    30 March 2016

  • Final version: 09 April 2016


14 June 2016 Participants can click here for free access to the proceedings.
07 June 2016 ACNS 2016 proceedings volume appears in LNCS 9696.
18 April 2016 Keynote talks will be given by Srdjan Capkun and Bogdan Warinschi.
18 April 2016 ACNS 2016 program is online.
31 March 2016 Follow @ACNS2016 with hashtag #ACNS16 on Twitter.
31 March 2016 List of accepted papers is available.
27 March 2016 Notification deadline postponed until 30 March 2016
18 February 2016 ACNS 2016 received 183 submissions.
25 January 2016 Submission deadline extended until 10 February 2016
15 June 2015 The Call for Papers is now available
31 May 2015 Conference website goes live