18th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security


Welcome to ACNS 2020, to be held in Rome, Italy, from June 22 until June 25, 2020.

ACNS is an annual conference focusing on current developments that advance the areas of applied cryptography and its application to systems and network security. The goal is to represent both academic research works as well as developments in industrial and technical frontiers.

ACNS receives strong supports in the communities of cryptography and security, which is reflected from its organizers, program committee, and very competitive paper acceptance rate.

Important Dates

First submission deadline: 9 Sept 2019 AoE (Anytime on Earth)

    • Notification: 9 Nov 2019
    • Camera-ready: 2 Dec 2019

Second submission deadline: 20 Jan 2020 AoE (Anytime on Earth)

    • Notification: 20 Mar 2020
    • Camera-ready: 12 Apr 2020

Workshop proposal submission: 11 Nov 2019 AoE (Anytime on Earth)

    • Notification: 25 Nov 2019

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


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.


For any questions regarding the submission or the conference, please write to acns2020a@easychair.org.