ACNS 2008, the 6th
International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security,
was held in New York, New York, June 3-6, 2008, at Columbia University.
ACNS 2008 was organized in cooperation with the International
Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) and the Department of
Computer Science at Columbia University. The General Chairs of the
conference were Angelos Keromytis and Moti
received 131 submissions, of which the Program Committee, chaired by
Steven Bellovin and Rosario Gennaro, selected 30 for presentation at
the conference. The Best Student Paper Award was given to Liang Xie and
Hui Song for their paper “On the Effectiveness of Internal Patch
Dissemination Against File-Sharing Worms” (co-authored with Sencun Zhu).
proceedings consist of revised versions of the presented papers.
The revisions were not reviewed. The authors bear full responsibility
for the contents of their papers.
many submissions of good quality, and consequently the selection
process was challenging and very competitive. Indeed, a number of good
papers were not accepted due to lack of space in the program. The main
considerations in selecting the program were conceptual and technical
innovation and quality of presentation. As reflected in the Call for
Papers, an attempt was made to solicit and publish papers suggesting
novel paradigms, original directions, or non-traditional perspectives.
to extend our heartfelt thanks to the ProgramCommittee members, who
dedicated so much time and effort to provide a thorough and in-depth
review of the submissions, with high standards of professional
integrity. We also thank the many external reviewers who assisted the
Program Committee in its work. Most importantly, we thank the authors
of submitted papers for their contributions; without these papers,
after all, there would be no ACNS conference.
special thanks is due to Shai Halevi for writing the software that
greatly facilitated the committee work, and for his responsiveness in
answering all our questions.
grateful to Jianying Zhou who, as Publicity Chair, relentlessy
advertised the conference, to Angelika Zavou for her timely maintenance
of the conference website and to Sophie Majewski for helping with the
we appreciate the assistance provided by the Springer LNCS
editorial staff in assembling these proceedings.
- 7th ACNS –
Paris, France, June 2-5, 2009.
2009, the 7th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and
Network Security, was held in Paris-Rocquencourt, France, June 2-5,
2009. ACNS 2009 was organized by the Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS),
the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), and the
French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control
(INRIA), in cooperation with the International Association for
Cryptologic Research (IACR). The General Chairs of the conference were
Pierre-Alain Fouque and Damien Vergnaud.
The conference received 150 submissions and each submission was
assigned to at least three committee members. Submissions co-authored
by members of the Program Committee were assigned to at least four
committee members. Due to the large number of high-quality submissions,
the review process was challenging and we are deeply grateful to the
committee members and the external reviewers for their outstanding
work. After meticulous deliberation, the Program Committee, which was
chaired by Michel Abdalla and David Pointcheval, selected 32
submissions for presentation in the academic track and these are the
articles that are included in this volume. Additionally, a few other
submissions were selected for presentation in the non-archival
industrial track. The best student paper was awarded to Ayman Jarrous
for his paper “Secure Hamming Distance Based Computation and Its
Applications”, co-authored with Benny Pinkas. The review process was
run using the iChair software, written by Thomas Baigneres and Matthieu
Finiasz from EPFL, LASEC, Switzerland and we are indebted to them for
letting us use their software.
The program also included four invited talks in addition to the
academic and industrial tracks. The invited talks were given by Craig
Gentry from Stanford University on “Fully Homomorphic Encryption Using
Ideal Lattices”, Antoine Joux from DGA and the University of Versailles
on “Can We Settle Cryptography’s Hash?”, Angelos Keromytis from
Columbia University on “Voice Over IP: Risks, Threats and
Vulnerabilities”, and Mike Reiter from the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill on “Better Architectures and New Applications for Coarse
Network Monitoring”. We would like to genuinely thank them for
accepting our invitation and for contributing to the success of ACNS
Finally, we would like to thank our sponsors Ingenico, CNRS, and the
French National Research Agency (ANR) for their financial support and
all the people involved in the organization of this conference. In
particular, we would like to thank the Office for Courses and
Colloquiums (Bureau des Cours-Colloques) from INRIA and Gaelle Dorkeld
for their diligent work and for making this conference possible.
- 8th ACNS –
Beijing, China, June 22-25, 2010.
ACNS 2010, the 8th
International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security,
was held in Beijing, China, during June 22-25, 2010. ACNS 2010 brought
together individuals from academia and industry involved in multiple
research disciplines of cryptography and security to foster the
exchange of ideas.
ACNS was initiated in
2003, and there has been a steady improvement in
the quality of its program over the past 8 years: ACNS 2003 (Kunming,
China), ACNS 2004 (Yellow Mountain, China), ACNS 2005 (New York, USA),
ACNS 2006 (Singapore), ACNS 2007 (Zhuhai, China), ACNS 2008 (New York,
USA), ACNS 2009 (Paris, France). The average acceptance rate has been
kept at around 17%, and the average number of participants has been
kept at around 100.
received a total of 178 submissions from all over the
world. Each submission was assigned to at least three committee
members. Submissions co-authored by members of the Program Committee
were assigned to at least four committee members. Due to the large
number of high-quality submissions, the review process was challenging
and we are deeply grateful to the committee members and the external
reviewers for their outstanding work. After extensive discussions, the
Program Committee selected 32 submissions for presentation in the
academic track, and these are the articles that are included in this
volume (LNCS 6123). Additionally, a few other submissions were selected
for presentation in the non-archival industrial track. The prize for
the best student paper was awarded to Mehdi Tibouchi for his paper “On
the Broadcast and Validity-Checking Security of PKCS#1 v1.5
Encryption”, co-authored with Aurelie Bauer, Jean-Sebastien Coron,
David Naccache, and Damien Vergnaud.
We would like to
thank General Chair Yongfei Han and the local
organizing team from Beijing University of Technology and ONETS for
their efforts in putting this conference together. Our special thanks
are due to Ying Qiu for managing the Easy Chair system for paper
submission and review. We would also like to thank all the authors who
submitted papers and the participants from all over the world who chose
to honor us with their attendance.
- 9th ACNS –
Malaga, Spain, June 7-10, 2011.
contain 31 papers selected for presentation at the 9th International
Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS 2011)
held June 7-10, 2011 in Nerja (Malaga), Spain, and hosted by the
Computer Science Department of the University of Malaga.
This year, a total of
172 papers were submitted. They were evaluated on the basis of research
significance, novelty, and technical quality. Each submission was
reviewed by at least three members of the Program Committee (PC). The
PC meeting was held electronically and involved intensive discussions.
In the end, 31 papers were selected for presentation at the conference,
corresponding to an 18% acceptance rate. A further nine papers (not
included in these proceedings) were selected for the industrial track
of the conference.
2003, ACNS is
an annual conference that focuses on cutting-edge advances and results
in applied cryptography and systems/network security. ACNS is a forum
for research of academic as well as industrial/technical nature.
Many people deserve
acknowledgment for having volunteered their time and energy to make
ACNS 2011 a resounding success. Many thanks are due to General
Co-chairs, Roberto di Pietro and Rodrigo Roman, for their valuable help
with the conference organization. We are also very grateful to Cristina
Alcaraz and Claudio Soriente (Publicity Co-chairs), Ersin Uzun and
Pablo Najera (Web Support) and Noelia Campos (Local Organization).
Clearly, we are greatly indebted to all members of the PC and external
reviewers for their selfless dedication and hard work during the review
and selection process. We would also like to express our appreciation
to the invited/keynote speakers: Refik Molva and Ed Dawson. Last, but
certainly not least, our sincere gratitude goes to all submission
authors as well as to all conference attendees.
We hope that you will
find the program stimulating and that it will serve as a source of
inspiration for future research.
- 10th ACNS –
Singapore, June 26-29, 2012.
contain the papers selected for presentation at the 10th International
Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS 2012),
held during June 26-29, 2012, in Singapore. The conference was
organized by iTwin, sponsored by AdNovum, and supported by Infocomm
Development Authority of Singapore (IDA).
In response to the call for papers, 192 papers from 38 countries were
submitted to the conference. These papers were evaluated on the basis
of their significance, novelty, technical quality, and practical
impact. Reviewing was “double-blind”: the identities of reviewers were
not revealed to the authors of the papers and author identities were
not revealed to the reviewers. The Program Committee meeting was held
electronically, yielding intensive discussion over a period of two
weeks. Of the papers submitted, 33 were selected for presentation at
the conference and inclusion in this Springer volume (LNCS 7341),
giving an acceptance rate lower than 18%.
Besides the technical program composed of the papers collated in the
proceedings, the conference included a non-archival industrial track.
The conference was also featured with 3 keynote speeches, by Moti Yung
(co-founder of ACNS) entitled “Applied Cryptography and Network
Security - 10 years in the past and 10 years in the future”, by Peng
Ning entitled “Cloud Computing Infrastructure Security”, and by Hongjun
Wu entitled “JH in the NIST Hash Function Competition”, respectively.
There is a long list of people who volunteered their time and energy to
put together the conference and who deserve special thanks. Thanks to
the Program Committee members and the external reviewers, for all their
hard work in the paper evaluation. Owing to the large number of
submissions, the Program Committee members were required to work hard
in a short time frame, and we are very thankful to them for the
commitment they showed with their active participation in the
We are also very grateful to all those people whose work ensured a
smooth organization process: Xinyi Huang and Giovanni Livraga,
Publicity Chairs, for their work in ensuring the wide distribution of
the call for papers and participation; Shen-Tat Goh, Organizing Chair,
as well as Lux Anantharaman and Kal Takru for taking care of the local
organization and Ying Qiu for managing the conference website and
Last but certainly not least our thanks go to all the authors who
submitted papers and all the attendees. We hope you find the program is
stimulating and a source of inspiration for your future research and
ACNS – Banff, Canada, June 25-28, 2013.
ACNS 2013, the 11th
International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security,
was held during June 25-28 at Banff, Alberta, Canada.
We received 150 submissions
of which 33 were accepted as regular papers
(22% acceptance rate), and two as short papers. These proceedings
contain the revised versions of all the papers. There were three
invited talks. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, professor of Computer Science at
Technische Universität Darmstadt, gave a talk entitled “Selected Topics in
Mobile Security and Trusted Computing”. Bryan Parno from
Microsoft Research Redmond, gave a talk on “Bootstrapping Cloud
Security”, and Francois
Theberge, research mathematician with the Tutte Institute for
Mathematics and Computing spoke about “Ensemble Clustering
for Graphs-Based Data”.
The Program Committee (PC)
consisted of 35 members with diverse
research interest and experience. Papers were reviewed double-blind,
with each paper assigned to three reviewers. During the discussion
phase, when necessary, extra reviews were solicited. We ensured that
all papers received fair and objective evaluation by experts and also a
broader group of PC members, with particular attention paid to
highlighting strengths and weaknesses of papers. The final decisions
were made based on the reviews and discussion. The task of paper
selection was especially challenging given the high number of strong
submissions. In the end, a sizable number of strong papers could not be
included in the program owing to lack of space.
We would like to sincerely
thank authors of all submissions – those
whose papers made it into the program and those whose papers did not.
We, and the PC as a whole, were impressed by the quality of submissions
contributed from all around the world. Although this made the task of
selecting the final list very challenging, it gave us the opportunity
to have a strong and diverse program. We would like to extend our
sincere gratitude to the Program Committee.We were very fortunate that
so many talented people put such an inordinate amount of time to write
reviews and actively participate in discussions for nearly three weeks.
They responded to our requests for extra reviews, opinions, comments,
comparisons, and inputs. We were impressed by the knowledge,
dedication, and integrity of our PC. We also would like to thank many
external reviewers, some contacted by us directly and some through PC
members, who significantly contributed to the comprehensive evaluation
of papers. A list of PC members and external reviewers appears after
We would like to thank
Mahabir Jhanwar, the Publicity Chair, for
working closely with us throughout the whole process, providing the
much needed support in every step. We would also like to thank Tongjie
Zhang for handling our social media presence, Coral Burns for her work
on the ACNS website, Deb Angus for logistical and administrative
support, Camille Sinanan for her help with the local organization and
financial administration, and, finally, Hadi Ahmadi and numerous
student volunteers who helped us with the successful organization of
We benefited from advice
and feedback from Moti Yung and Jianying Zhou,
the ACNS Steering Committee. Alfred Hofmann and his colleagues at
Springer provided a meticulous service for the timely production of
We would like to thank
Microsoft Research, the Pacific Institute for
Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), Alberta Innovates Technology Future
(AITF), and the University of Calgary for their generous support. We
also gratefully acknowledge our partnership with the Tutte Institute
for Mathematics and Computing (TIMC), in contributing to the success of
- 12th ACNS – Lausanne,
Switzerland, June 10-13, 2014.
International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security
(ACNS) was held during June 10–13, 2014 in Lausanne, Switzerland. It
was hosted by the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL).
The conference received 147
submissions. They went through a
doublyanonymous review process and 33 papers were selected. We were
helped by 41 Program Committee members and 156 external reviewers. We
were honored to host Phillip Rogaway and Nadia Heninger as invited
speakers. This volume represents the revised version of the accepted
papers along with the abstract of the invited talks.
Following the ACNS
tradition, the Program Committee selected a paper to
award. To be eligible, the paper had to be co-authored by one full time
student who presented the paper at the conference. This year, the Best
Student Paper Award was given to Annelie Heuser for her paper
“Detecting Hidden Leakages” written in collaboration with Amir Moradi
and Sylvain Guilley.
The submission and review
process was done using the iChair Web-based
software system developed by Thomas Baigneres and Matthieu Finiasz.
They provided us with great help by updating iChair to our needs.
We would like to thank the
authors of all submitted papers. Moreover,
we are grateful to the members of the Program Committee and the
external subreviewers for their diligent work, as well as to the staff
members of the Security and Cryptography Laboratory (LASEC) of EPFL for
their kind help in the organization of the event. We would also like to
acknowledge the Steering Committee for supporting us.
Finally, we heartily thank
the following bodies, for their kind
financial support: the Swiss National Science Foundation, the Hasler
Foundation, the Federal Office of Communications, the Center of Risk
Analysis and Risk Governance (CRAG) of EPFL, Baidu, and the Distributed
Systems Laboratory (LSR) of EPFL, headed by Andre Schiper. All
financial risks were taken by LASEC at EPFL.
- 13th ACNS – New
York, USA, June 2-5, 2015.
International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS 2015) was held
on June 2-5, 2015 at Columbia University in New York City.
conference received 157 submissions. They went through a doubly
review process, and 33 papers were selected.We were helped by 50 Program Committee members
and 138 external reviewers.
honored to host Matthew Green and Vitaly Shmatikov as invited speakers.
represents the revised version of the accepted papers, along with the abstracts of the
Committee selected two papers to receive the Best Student Paper Award. To be
eligible, papers had to be co-authored by a full time student who presented the
paper at the conference. This year's co-winners of the award were:
- Alberto Compagno, Mauro Conti, Paolo Gasti, Luigi V.
Mancini, Gene Tsudik, "Violating Consumer Anonymity: Geo-locating Nodes
in Named Data Networking"
- Esha Ghosh, Olga Ohrimenko, Roberto Tamassia,
"Zero-Knowledge Authenticated Order Queries and Order
Statistics on a List"
conference was the result of a collaborative effort by four of us:Tal Malkin served as
the program chair, selecting the program committee and leading their
efforts in the careful selection of the papers that you will find in
volume. Vladimir Kolesnikov, Allison Bishop Lewko, and Michalis
Polychronakis served as general
chairs, taking care of all logistic and organizational needs, from the website,
registration, publicity, sponsors, and all local arrangements required
hosting the conference at Columbia University.
We would like
to thank the Program Committee members as well as the external reviewers
for their volunteered hard work invested in selecting the program. We thank the ACNS
Steering Committee for their support; Shai Halevi for providing his
web-review and submission system to be used for the conference, and for providing
technical support; Marios Pomonis and Suphannee Sivakorn for their help with
the local arrangements. We gratefully acknowledge the generous financial support of
our industrial sponsors: Facebook and Google as golden sponsors, and
AT&T as a silver sponsor. Finally, big thanks are due to all authors
of submitted papers.
- 14th ACNS – London,
UK, June 19-22, 2016.
International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security,
ACNS 2016, took place June 19–22, 2016, in Guildford, UK, and was
organized by the Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS) at the
University of Surrey.
ACNS is an annual conference focusing on original
research in applied cryptography, cyber security, and privacy. Both
academic research with high relevance to realworld problems and
developments in industrial and technical frontiers fall within the
scope of the conference.
ACNS 2016 received 183 submissions, all of
which were reviewed by the Program Committee. Each of the 49 Program
Committee members was assigned an average of 11 submissions for review.
Each paper was assigned to at least three reviewers, while submissions
co-authored by Program Committee members were assigned to at least four
reviewers. The Program Committee was helped by the reports and opinions
of 138 external reviewers. The submission process was not anonymous and
author names were visible to all reviewers. The review process was
organized and managed through EasyChair. The reviewers were asked to
declare any conﬂicts of interest for all submissions in the beginning
of the process. The selection process was very competitive and after
highly interactive discussions and a careful deliberation, 35 papers
were selected by the Program Committee for presentation at the
conference. This puts the acceptance rate of ACNS 2016 at 19%.
ACNS 2016 program included two invited talks: “Securing Positioning:
From GPS to IoT” by Srdjan Capkun from ETH Zurich and “Foundations of
HardwareBased Attested Computation and Applications of SGX” by Bogdan
Warinschi from Bristol University. The prize for the Best Student Paper
was awarded to Elena Kirshanova and Friedrich Wiemer for their paper
“Parallel Implementation of BDD Enumeration for LWE” co-authored with
ACNS 2016 was organized by Mark Manulis and Ahmad-Reza
Sadeghi, who served as program chairs, selected the Program Committee,
and led their efforts in choosing papers that you will ﬁnd in this
volume, and by Steve Schneider, who served as general chair and was
helped in the local organization by Anna-Lisa Ferrara and Shujun Li.
The ACNS 2016 chairs would like to thank everyone who contributed to
the success of the conference. We are grateful to the Program Committee
and external reviewers for their commitment, hard work, and enthusiasm
to ensure that each paper received a thorough and fair review. Last but
not least, we wish to thank all conference participants for making ACNS
2016 an enjoyable experience.
- 15th ACNS – Kanazawa, Japan, July 10-12, 2017.
The 15th International
Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS2017) was held in
Kanazawa, Japan, during July 10–12, 2017. The previous conferences in the ACNS
series were successfully held in Kunming, China (2003), Yellow Mountain, China
(2004), New York, USA (2005), Singapore (2006), Zhuhai, China (2007), New York,
USA (2008), Paris, France (2009), Beijing, China (2010), Malaga, Spain (2011),
Singapore (2012), Banff, Canada (2013), Lausanne, Switzerland (2014), New York, USA
(2015), and London, UK (2016).
ACNS is an annual
conference focusing on innovative research and current developments that advance
the areas of applied cryptography, cyber security, and privacy. Academic research
with high relevance to real-world problems as well as developments in industrial
and technical frontiers fall within the scope of the conference.
This year we have
received 149 submissions from 34 different countries. Each submission was reviewed by
3.7 Program Committee members on average. Papers submitted by Program
Committee members received on average 4.4 reviews. The committee decided to
accept 34 regular papers. The broad range of areas covered by the high-quality papers
accepted for ACNS 2017 attests very much to the fulfillment of the conference goals.
The program included
two invited talks given by Dr. Karthikeyan Bhargavan (Inria Paris) and Prof. Doug
Tygar (UC Berkeley).
The decisions of the
best student paper award was based on a vote among the Program Committee members.
To be eligible for selection, the primary author of the paper has to be a
full-time student who is present at the conference. The winner was Carlos Aguilar-Melchor,
Martin Albrecht, and Thomas Ricosset from Université de Toulouse, France, Royal
Holloway, University of London, UK, and Thales Communications &
Security, France. The title of the paper is “Sampling from Arbitrary Centered
Discrete Gaussians for Lattice-Based Cryptography.”
We are very grateful
to our supporters and sponsors. The conference was co-organized by Osaka
University, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), and the
Information-technology Promotion Agency (IPA); it was supported by the Technical
Committee on Information and Communication System Security (ICSS), IEICE, Japan, the
Technical Committee on Information Security (ISEC), IEICE, Japan, and the
Special Interest Group on Computer SECurity (CSEC) of IPSJ, Japan; and it was
co-sponsored by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)
International Exchange Program, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Support
Center for Advanced Telecommunications Technology Research (SCAT),
Microsoft Corporation, Fujitsu Hokuriku Systems Limited, Nippon Telegraph and
Telephone Corporation (NTT), and Hokuriku Telecommunication Network Co., Inc.
We would like to
thank the authors for submitting their papers to the conference. The selection of the
papers was a challenging and dedicated task, and we are deeply grateful to the 48 Program
Committee members and the external reviewers for their reviews and discussions.
We also would like to thank EasyChair for providing a user-friendly interface
for us to manage all submissions and proceedings files. Finally, we would like to thank the
general chair, Prof. Hiroaki Kikuchi, and the members of the local Organizing
- 16th ACNS – Leuven, Belgium, July 3-5, 2018.