ACNS 2021

19th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security
Kamakura, Japan
21-24 June 2021

About ACNS 2021

Notice: The 19th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS 2021) will be held as a virtual event due to COVID-19 from June 21st to June 24th, 2021.

The 19th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS 2021) will be held in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan on 21-24 June 2021. The proceedings of ACNS 2021 will be published by Springer in the LNCS series. ACNS is an annual conference focusing on current developments that advance the areas of applied cryptography, cyber security (including network and computer security) and privacy. The goal is to represent both academic research works as well as developments in industrial and technical frontiers. Submissions may focus on the modelling, design, analysis (including security proofs and attacks), development (e.g. implementations), deployment (e.g. system integration), and maintenance (e.g. performance measurements, usability studies) of algorithms, protocols, standards, implementations, technologies devices, systems standing in relation with applied cryptography, cyber security and privacy, while advancing or bringing new insights to the state of the art.

ACNS 2021 is the next event in a series of highly successful events of Applied Cryptography and Network Security. Previous editions were held in: Rome, Italy (2020), Bogota, Colombia (2019), Leuven, Belgium (2018), Kanazawa, Japan (2017), London, UK (2016), New York, USA (2015), Lausanne, Switzerland (2014), Banff, Canada (2013), Singapore (2012), Malaga, Spain (2011), Beijing, China (2010), Paris, France (2009), New York, USA (2008), Zhuhai, China (2007), Singapore (2006), New York, USA (2005), Yellow Mountain, China (2004), Kunming, China (2003).


Free access to the ACNS 2021 proceedings will be available to participants for 4 weeks during the conference. Please access through the following link.

ACNS 2021 Proceedings


Registration for ACNS2021, the 19th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security, is now open early bird registration:

The author registration includes:

- Free registration for co-authors.

- One hardcopy of (conference or workshop) proceedings.

- Shipping address of proceedings.

Application & Payment Due Date:

[Early-bird] For author: Thursday, May 20, 2021 23:59 JST (UTC+9), free registration for other co-authors. (Please make registration by filling the form
For non-author participant and poster author: Monday, May 31, 2021 23:59 JST (UTC+9)

Registration Link


ACNS gives a best student paper award, to encourage promising students to publish their best results at this venue. Any paper with a student as an author is eligible for this award.


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ACNS is actively looking for third-party sponsors for the conference. More information for sponsoring ACNS can be found at the following link: ACNS Sponsorship

Important Dates

First Submission Deadline 4 Sept 2020 7 Sept 2020 AoE (Anytime on Earth) (Firm deadline)
First Submission Notification 9 Nov 2020
First Submission Camera-ready 27 Nov 2020
Second Submission Deadline 15 Jan 2021 AoE (Anytime on Earth) (Firm deadline)
Second Submission Notification 22 Mar 2021
Second Submission Camera-ready 9 Apr 2021
Workshop Proposal Submission Deadline 11 Nov 2020 AoE (Anytime on Earth) (Firm deadline)
Workshop Proposal Submission Notification 21 Nov 2020
Poster submission deadline May 10 (after the workshop notification dates)
Poster proposal submission Notification Sometime in May 2021 (to be announced)
Conference Date 21-24 June 2021

Papers rejected at the first round can be submitted at the second round, together with a response letter addressing the reviewer's points.