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Conference Scope

ACNS 2016 seeks submissions presenting novel research on all technical aspects of applied cryptography, cyber security (incl. network and computer security) and privacy. This includes submissions from academia, industry and government on traditional as well as emerging topics and new paradigms in these areas, with a clear connection to real-world problems, systems or applications.

Submissions may focus on the modelling, design, analysis (incl. security proofs and attacks), development (e.g. implementations), deployment (e.g. system integration), and maintenance (incl. performance measurements, usability studies) of algorithms / protocols / standards / implementations / technologies / devices / systems, standing in close relation with applied cryptography, cyber security and privacy, while advancing or bringing new insights to the state of the art. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Access control Email and web security Privacy/anonymity, PETs
Applied cryptography Future Internet security Pervasive security
Automated security analysis Identity management Security in e-commerce
Biometric security/privacy IP protection Security in P2P systems
Complex systems security Internet fraud, cybercrime Security in grid systems
Critical infrastructures Internet-of-Things security Cloud security/privacy
Cryptographic primitives Intrusion detection Security/privacy metrics
Cryptographic protocols Key management Trust management
Data protection Malware Ubiquitous security/privacy
Database/system security Mobile/wireless/5G security Human factors in security
Digital rights management Network security protocols Usability in security/privacy

Instructions for Authors

Submissions must not substantially duplicate work that any of the authors has published elsewhere or has submitted in parallel to any other venue with formally published proceedings. Information about submissions may be shared with program chairs of other conferences for that purpose.

Each submission must begin with a title, author names and affiliations, short abstract, and a list of keywords. The introduction should summarise the contributions of the paper at a level appropriate for a non-specialist reader. All submissions must follow the original LNCS format ( with a page limit of 18 pages (incl. references) for the main part (reviewers are not required to read beyond this limit) and 30 pages in total. Submissions that violate these requirements will be rejected without review.

Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the conference and must make a full version of their paper available online. 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 (the eligibility will be clarified with authors of accepted papers following the notification). Papers should be submitted electronically through EasyChair under