3rd International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network
(ACNS 2005) was sponsored and organized by ICISA (the International
and Information Security Association). It was held at Columbia
in New York, USA, June 7-10, 2005. This conference proceedings volume
papers presented in the academic/research track.
ACNS covers a large
of research areas that have been gaining importance in recent years due
the development of the Internet, wireless communication and the
global exposure of computing resources. The papers in this volume are
of the state of the art in security and cryptography research,
of the conference received a total of 158 submissions from all over the
of which 35 submissions were selected for presentation at the academic
In addition to this track, the conference also hosted a technical/
papers track whose presentations were also carefully selected from
the submissions. All submissions were reviewed by experts in the
Many people and
helped in making the conference a reality.We would like to take this
to thank the Program Committee members and the external experts for
invaluable help in producing the conference’s program. We also wish to
Michael E. Locasto for his help in all technical and technological
of running the conference and Sophie Majewski for the administrative
in organizing the conference. We wish to thank the graduate students at
University’s Computer Science Department who helped us as well.
We wish to
the financial support of our sponsors, and their employees who were
in the sponsorship process: Morgan Stanley (Ben Fried), Gemplus (David
and Google (Niels Provos).
Finally, we would
to thank all the authors who submitted papers to the conference; the
support of the security and cryptography research community worldwide
what really enabled us to have this conference.
4th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network
(ACNS 2006) was held in Singapore, during June 6-9, 2006. ACNS 2006 brought
together individuals from academia and industry involved in multiple
disciplines of cryptography and security to foster exchange of ideas.
volume (LNCS 3989) contains papers presented in the academic track.
ACNS was set a high
when it was initiated in 2003. There has been a steady improvement in
quality of its program in the past 4 years: ACNS 2003 (Kunming, China), ACNS
(Yellow Mountain, China), ACNS 2005 (New York, USA), ACNS 2006
The average acceptance rate is kept at around 16%. We wish to receive
continued support from the community of cryptography and security
to further improve its quality and make ACNS one of the leading
of ACNS 2006 received a total of 218 submissions from all over the
of which 33 were selected for presentation at the academic track. In
to this track, the conference also hosted an industrial track of
that were carefully selected as well. All submissions were reviewed by
in the relevant areas. We are indebted to our Program Committee members
the external reviewers for the great job they have performed. The
contain revised versions of the accepted papers. However, revisions
not checked and the authors bear full responsibility for the content of
More people deserve
for their contribution to the success of the conference. We sincerely
General Chair Feng Bao for his support and encouragement. Our special
are due to Ying Qiu for managing the website for paper submission,
and notiﬁcation. Shen-Tat Goh and Patricia Loh were kind enough to
for the conference venue and took care of the administration in running
conference. Without the hard work of the local organizing team, this
would not have been possible. We would also like to thank all the
who submitted papers and the participants from all over the world who
to honor us with their attendance.
Last but not the
we are grateful to the Institute for Infocomm Research for organizing
sponsoring the conference.
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 2-4, 2018.
ACNS 2018, the 16th
International Conference on Applied
Cryptography and Network Security, was held during July 2–4, 2018, at
KU Leuven, Belgium. The local organization was in the capable hands of
the COSIC team at KU Leuven and we are deeply indebted to them for
their support and smooth collaboration.
We received 173 paper submissions, out of which 36 were accepted,
resulting in an acceptance rate of 20%. These proceedings contain
revised versions of all the papers. The invited keynotes were delivered
by Gilles Barthe, who spoke on formal verification of side-channel
resistance and Haya Shulman who shared with the audience her
perspective on RPKI’s Deployment and Security of BGP.
The Program Committee consisted of 52 members with diverse backgrounds
and broad research interests. The review process was double-blind. Each
paper received at least three reviews; for submissions by Program
Committee members, this was increased to five. During the discussion
phase, additional reviews were solicited when necessary. An intensive
discussion was held to clarify issues and to converge toward decisions.
The selection of the program was challenging; in the end some
high-quality papers had to be rejected owing to lack of space. The
committee decided to give the Best Student Paper Award to the paper
“Non-interactive zaps of knowledge” by Georg Fuchsbauer and Michele
We would like to sincerely thank the authors of all submissions for
contributing high-quality submissions and giving us the opportunity to
compile a strong and diverse program. We know that the Program
Committee’s decisions can be very disappointing, especially rejections
of good papers that did not find a slot in the sparse number of
Special thanks go to the Program Committee members; we value their hard
work and dedication to write careful and detailed reviews and to engage
in interesting discussions. A few Program Committee members, whom we
asked to serve as shepherds, spent additional time in order to help the
authors improve their works. More than 160 external reviewers
contributed to the review process; we would like to thank them for
Finally, we thank everyone else — speakers and session chairs — for
their contribution to the program of ACNS 2018. We would also like to
thank the sponsors for their generous support.
We hope that the papers in this volume prove valuable for your research
and professional activities and that ACNS will continue to play its
unique role in bringing together researchers and practitioners in the
area of cryptography and network security.
ACNS – Bogota, Colombia, June 5-7, 2019.
We are pleased to
present the proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Applied Cryptography
and Network Security (ACNS 2019) held during June 5–7 2019, in Bogotá,
Colombia. The local organization was in the capable hands of Professors Valérie
Gauthier-Umaña from Universidad del Rosario, Colombia, and
Martín Ochoa, Universidad del
Rosario and Cyxtera Technologies, and we are deeply indebted to them for their generous
support and leadership to ensure the success of the conference.
We received 111
submissions from all over the world. This year’s Program Committee (PC)
consisted of 56 members with diverse background and broad research interests. The
review process was double-blind and rigorous. The selection of the program was
challenging; in the end some high-quality papers had to be rejected
owing to lack of space.
After the review process concluded, 29 papers were accepted to be presented at the
conference and included in the proceedings, representing an acceptance rate of about 26%.
those papers, ten were co-authored and presented by full-time students. From this subset, we
awarded two Best Student Paper Awards, to Matthias J. Kannwischer
(co-authored with Joost Rijneveld and Peter Schwabe) for the paper “Faster
Multiplication in Z2m [x] on Cortex-M4 to Speed
up NIST PQC Candidates and Zhengzhong Jin
(co-authored with Yunlei Zhao) for the work “Practical Key Establishment from Lattice.” These
papers received very positive comments by the reviewers and we appreciated
their theoretical and practical contributions in the post-quantum cryptography field.
To them also goes a monetary prize of 500 euro each, generously sponsored by
year we had two outstanding keynote talks: “Toward Secure
Architectures” presented by Prof. Srini Devadas, MIT, and “Foundational Aspects of
Blockchain Protocols” by Prof. Juan Garay, Texas A&M University. To Srini and Juan, our
deepest gratitude for their excellent presentations.
We had a strong program along with a workshop track in parallel with
the main event, providing a
forum to address specific topics at the forefront of cybersecurity research. The papers
presented at those sessions will be published in separate proceedings.
2019 was made possible by the joint efforts of many individuals and
organizations. We sincerely thank
the authors of all submissions. We are grateful to all the PC members for their
great effort in reading, commenting, debating, and finally selecting the
papers. We also thank all the external reviewers for assisting the PC intheir particular
areas of expertise. Finally, we thank everyone else, speakers and
session chairs, for their
contribution to the program of ACNS 2019.
would also like to thank the sponsors for their generous support:
Universidad del Rosario, the
Fellows program from ICETEX, Cyxtera Technologies, Google and
- 18th ACNS – Rome, Italy, October
pleased to present the proceedings of the 18th International Conference
Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS 2020).
ACNS 2020 was
planned to be held in Rome, Italy, during June 22–25, 2020. Due to the unexpected
covid crisis, we first postponed the conference to October 19–22,
2020, but ended up deciding for the safety of all participants to have
a virtual conference. The local organization was in the capable hands
of Emiliano Casalicchio and Angelo Spognardi
(Sapienza University of Rome, Italy) and Giuseppe Bernieri (University of
Padua, Italy) as general co-chairs, and Massimo Bernaschi (CNR, Italy) as organizing chair.
We are deeply indebted to them for their tireless work to ensure the success of the
conference even in such complex conditions.
For the first time, ACNS had two rounds of submission cycles, with
September 2019 and January 2020, respectively. We received a total of
214 submissions in two rounds from 43 countries. This year’s Program
Committee (PC) consisted of 77 members with
diverse backgrounds and broad research interests. The review process was
double-blind and rigorous, and papers were evaluated on the basis of research
significance, novelty, and technical quality. Some papers submitted in
round received a decision of major revision. The revised version of
those papers were further evaluated in
the second round and most of them were accepted. After the review process concluded, a
total of 46 papers were accepted to be presented at the conference and included in the
proceedings, representing an acceptance rate of around 21%.
those papers, 30 were co-authored and presented by full-time students.
subset, we awarded the Best Student Paper Award to Joyanta Debnath
(co-authored with Sze Yiu Chau
and Omar Chowdhury) for the paper “When TLS Meets Proxy on
Mobile.” The reviewers particularly appreciated its practical
contributions in the proxybased browsers field and the comments were
positive overall. The monetary prize of 1,000 euro was
generously sponsored by Springer.
a rich program including the satellite workshops in parallel with the
event, providing a forum to address specific topics at the forefront of
cybersecurity research. The papers
presented at those workshops were published in separate proceedings.
This year we had two outstanding keynote talks: “Global communication
in the presence of adversaries” presented by Prof. Adrian Perrig, ETH
Switzerland, and “Is AI taking over the world? No, but it’s making it
less private” by Prof. Giuseppe
Ateniese, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA. To them, our heartfelt gratitude for their
very unusual year, the conference was made possible by the untiring
efforts of many individuals and organizations. We are grateful to all
the authors for their submissions.
We sincerely appreciate the outstanding work of all the PC members and the external
reviewers, who selected the papers after reading, commenting, and debating them.
Finally, we would thank all the people who volunteered their time and energy to put
together the conference, speakers and session chairs, and everyone who contributed to the
success of the conference.
but certainly not least, we are very grateful to Sapienza University of
sponsoring the conference, and Springer, for their help in assembling
ACNS – Kamakura, Japan, June 21-24, 2021