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General Information

The 13th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS 2015) will be held at Columbia University in NYC, New York. The conference seeks submissions presenting novel research on all technical aspects of applied cryptography, network and computer security, and privacy. This includes submissions on traditional cryptography and security areas (e.g., symmetric or public key cryptography, network security, privacy and anonymity), emerging areas (e.g., security and privacy for big data, outsourced computation, or digital currency), and new paradigms or non-traditional perspectives. Submissions may focus on new visions, definitions, security and privacy metrics, provably secure protocols, impossibility results, attacks, industrial challenges, case studies, experimental reports related to implementation and deployment of real-world systems or policies, or any other original research advancing the state of the art.

Instructions for Authors

Submissions must not substantially duplicate work that any of the authors has published elsewhere or has submitted in parallel to any other conference or workshop with formally published proceedings. Information about submissions may be shared with program chairs of other conferences for that purpose. The submissions must be anonymous, with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgments, or obvious references. It should begin with a title, short abstract, and a list of keywords, and its introduction should summarize the contributions of the paper at a level appropriate for a non-specialist reader. Papers should follow Springer's LNCS style, with a total page limit of 18 pages including references. Additional appendices may be added (without a page limit), but reviewers are not required to read them. Papers should be intelligible and self-contained within the 18 page bound.

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Authors should indicate whether their submission should be considered for the best student paper award; any paper co-authored by at least one full time student (at the time of submission) are eligible for this award. At least one author of any accepted paper must attend the conference. Accepted papers will be published in proceedings published by Springer's LNCS and available at the conference. Instructions for the preparation of final proceedings version will be sent to authors of accepted papers.