Updates from ACNS 2020 Committee

ACNS’20 organizing team has been closely monitoring the situation of COVID-19. The safety and well-being of all conference participants is our top priority. After careful evaluation, we decide to run ACNS’20 virtually. The dates of the conference will remain the same. We apologize for any inconvenience that may have caused. More details regarding the conference program and registration will be available soon.

SCI Workshop Updates: (1) The workshop will be a virtual workshop with video presentations. More details will be posted later. (2) We have postponed the submission deadline to July 10th, 2020.

In recent years, we have witnessed severe security incidences caused by buggy implementations of cryptographic algorithms: POODLE, DROWN, OpenSSL Heartbleed, etc. It is critical for practitioners and researchers to ensure the security of cryptographic hardware and software, which are essential for a wide range of systems, services and applications.

The aim of the workshop is to provide an international forum of scientific research and development to explore the security issues in the implementation and deployment of cryptographic algorithms. We are interested in these main aspects: (1) vulnerabilities and defenses in the implementation of cryptographic algorithms; (2) vulnerabilities and defenses in the implementation of cryptographic protocols; (3) defective cryptographic algorithms and protocols deployed in the wild; (3) weak cryptographic keys and random numbers in the cryptographic implementation; (4) runtime cryptographic key attacks and protections; (5) fraudulent certificates and key management; and (6) other topics on secure cryptographic implementations. We solicitate submissions of original research papers on a wide range of topics, including but not limited to:

  • Secure implementations of crypto algorithms & protocols
  • Vulnerable implementations in the wild
  • Weak cryptographic keys
  • Cryptographic key attacks and defense
  • Side Channels
  • Cryptographic Hardware
  • Physical attacks and defense
  • Cryptography for Blockchain
  • Cryptography for IoT/CPS
  • Cryptography for the Cloud
  • Verification and evaluation tools

We are especially interested in papers with novel ideas, position papers, pilot studies and initial findings. ACNS will also award best papers from all accepted workshop papers. Meanwhile, the workshop will include an interesting keynote talk, which will be announced on the workshop web site as arrangements are finalized.

Prospective authors are invited to submit manuscript describing original work. The manuscript has to be written in English and in PDF format. All submissions must follow the original LNCS format (see http://www.springeronline.com/lncs) with a page limit of 18 pages. The proceedings of the SCI workshop will be published by Springer in the LNCS series.

Submit your papers: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=acnssci2020

Program Committee

  • Bo Chen Michigan Technological Univ.
  • Fu Chen Central Univ. of Finance & Economics
  • Junfeng Fan Open Security Research, Inc.,
  • Johann Großschädl University of Luxembourg
  • Le Guan University of Georgia
  • Debiao He Wuhan University
  • Linzhi Jiang University of Surrey
  • Fengjun Li University of Kansas
  • Xiao Liu Facebook Inc.
  • Zhe Liu Nanjing Univ. of Aeronautics & Astronautics
  • Yuan Ma Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Jun Shao Zhejiang Gongshang University
  • Ruisheng Shi Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
  • Juan Wang Wuhan University
  • Jun Xu Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Li Yang Xidian University
  • Fan Zhang Zhejiang University
  • Fangyu Zheng Chinese Academy of Sciences

In Conjunction with
ACNS 2020

Virtual Workshop
Imagine yourself in Rome
October 19-22, 2020

Key dates:

Paper submission:
Extended to July 10th
23:59, AoE

Aug 5 , 2020

Camera ready:
Aug 19, 2020

Workshop Chairs:

Dr. Jingqiang Lin
Chinese Academy of Sciences
linjingqiang <at> iie.ac.cn

Dr. Bo Luo
University of Kansas
bluo <at> ku.edu

Publication Chair

Jun Shao
Zhejiang Gongshang University

Publicity Co-chairs:

Le Guan
University of Georgia

Debiao He
Wuhan University

Web Chair:

Dr. Yuan Ma
Chinese Academy of Sciences