ACNS 2021

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

Conference Topics

Areas of interest for ACNS 2021 include but are not limited to:

  • Access control
  • Applied cryptography
  • Automated security analysis
  • Biometric security/privacy
  • Blockchain and cryptocurrencies
  • Cloud security/privacy
  • Complex systems security
  • Critical infrastructure security
  • Cryptographic primitives
  • Cryptographic protocols
  • Data protection
  • Database/system security
  • Digital rights management
  • Email, app and web security
  • Future Internet security
  • Human factors in security
  • Identity management
  • IP protection
  • Internet fraud, cybercrime
  • Internet-of-Things (IoT) security
  • Intrusion detection
  • Key management
  • Malware
  • Mobile/wireless/5G security
  • Network security protocols
  • Privacy/anonymity, PETs
  • Security/privacy metrics
  • Side channel attacks (e.g., microarchitectural, physical-layer)
  • Trust management
  • Ubiquitous security/privacy
  • Usable security/privacy

Besides the main conference, ACNS also seeks workshop proposals. Each satellite workshop will provide a forum to address a specific topic at the forefront of cybersecurity research. Papers accepted at the workshops will have post-proceedings published by Springer in the LNCS series as well.

Here, you can find the ACNS 2021 CFP Poster and ACNS 2021 CFP.

Author Instructions

Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published (other than preprint) or accepted for publication, or that are simultaneously in submission to a journal, conference, or workshop with published proceedings. Information about submissions may be shared with program chairs of other conferences for that purpose. Submissions must be anonymous, with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgement or obvious references. Each submission must begin with a title, 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 (see with a page limit of 20 pages (incl. references) for the main part (reviewers are not required to read beyond this limit) and 30 pages in total. Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format. Papers rejected at the first round can be submitted at the second round (together with a response letter). Submissions not meeting the submission guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits. It is strongly encouraged that submissions be processed in LaTeX. 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. To encourage promising students to publish their best results in ACNS, 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, with a cash reward of Euro 1000 sponsored by Springer.

We will publish our proceedings with Springer as a volume of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Author instructions and LaTeX/Word templates for LNCS publications can be found via the following link.

Springer LNCS Author Information

Conflicts of Interest

Authors, program committee members, and reviewers must follow the IACR Policy on Conflicts of Interest, available from In particular, the authors of each submission are asked during the submission process to identify all members of the Program Committee who have an automatic conflict of interest (COI) with the submission. A reviewer and an author have an automatic COI if one was the thesis advisor/supervisor to the other, or if they’ve shared an institutional affiliation within the last two years, or if they’ve published two or more joint authored works within the last three years, or if they are in the same family. Any further COIs of importance should be separately disclosed. It is the responsibility of all authors to ensure correct reporting of COI information. Submissions with incorrect or incomplete COI information may be rejected without consideration of their merits.


Papers can be submitted for the first deadline at the following link (deadline 4 Sept 2020 7 Sept 2020 AoE):

ACNS 2021 First Submission Link

Papers can be submitted for the second deadline at the following link (deadline 15 Jan 2021 AoE):

ACNS 2021 Second Submission Link

In case of re-submission, please Note:
  • For papers that received a major revision decision in the first round, use the original submission number to upload the revised version to Easy Chair.
  • For papers that received a reject decision in the first round, re-submission is allowed with a new submission number.
  • Make sure a response letter addressing. As the submission system does not allow for two submissions with the same title, please add in the title (re-submission of #1st round paper id).
  • Reviewer's comments is included at the beginning of your revised version in both cases, and indicate the original submission number if the paper received a reject decision in the first round.