Call for papers

About the conference

The International Conference on Cryptology and Network Security (CANS) is a premier forum for presenting research in the field of cryptology and network security. The conference seeks academic, industry, and government submissions on all theoretical and practical aspects of cryptology and network security. This year marks the 23rd iteration of the conference and will be held at the University of Cambridge, England. Proceedings of this year's conference will be published by Springer LNCS; proceedings of previous iterations of the conference can be found online.

Submission guidelines

High quality papers on unpublished research and implementation experiences may be submitted. All papers must be original and not substantially duplicated work that has been published at, or is simultaneously submitted to, a journal or another conference or workshop. All submissions must be written in English and span no more than 20 pages in the Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) format (a Springer template can be found in Overleaf), including title, abstract, and bibliography. The introduction should summarize the contributions of the paper at a level understandable by a non-expert reader and explain the context to related work.

Submitted papers may contain supplementary material in the form of well-marked appendices. Note that supplementary material will not be included in the proceedings. Moreover, the main paper should be intelligible without requiring the reader to consult the supplementary material. 

Submissions must be anonymous (no author names, affiliations, acknowledgments, or obvious references). The conference will also consider short papers of up to eight pages in the LNCS format, excluding the bibliography (max 2 pages), for results that are not yet fully fleshed out or that simply require few pages to describe but still make a significant contribution.

All submissions must be processed with LaTeX2e according to the instructions given by Springer. Submitted manuscripts must be typeset in plain Springer LNCS format, in particular without changing the font size, margins or line spacing. Submissions not meeting these guidelines may be rejected without consideration of their merits.

Papers must be submitted via EasyChair. The deadline for submissions is 14 April 24 April anywhere on earth (AoE).

Important dates

Submission:  14 April AoE 24 April AoE. Papers must be submitted via EasyChair.

Notification: 17 June

Camera-ready: 1 July

Registration: From July

Conference: 24-27 September

Presentation requirements

At least one author of every accepted paper must register and pay the full registration fee (non-student) for the conference by the early registration deadline indicated by the organizers. Papers without a registered author will be removed from the sessions. Authors must present their own paper(s). Session proceedings, including all accepted papers, will be published in LNCS and will be available at the conference.

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