The International Conference on Cryptology and Network Security (CANS) is a recognized annual conference, focusing on all aspects of cryptology, and of data, network, and computer security, attracting cutting-edge results from world-renowned scientists in the area. Proceedings of CANS are published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series of Springer. They are distributed at the conference and are included in all major online databases.

The 15th edition of the conference will be held in Milan, Italy on November 14-16, 2016. Earlier editions of CANS were held in Taipei (2001), San Francisco (2002), Miami (2003), Xiamen (2005), Suzhou (2006), Singapore (2007), Hong Kong (2008), Kanazawa (2009), Kuala Lumpur (2010), Sanya (2011), Darmstadt (2012), Parary (2013), Crete (2014), and Marrakesh (2015). CANS 2016 is held in cooperation with the International Association of Cryptologic Research (IACR).


The proceedings of CANS 2016 are available here.


Papers offering novel research contributions are solicited for submission to the 15th International Conference on Cryptology and Network Security (CANS 2016). The focus is on original, high quality, unpublished research and implementation experiences. We encourage submissions of papers suggesting novel paradigms, original directions, or non-traditional perspectives.

Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are submitted in parallel to a journal or a conference with formally published proceedings.

Topics of Interest

Access Control Network Security
Adware, Malware, and Spyware Peer-to-Peer Security
Anonymity & Pseudonymity Privacy
Applied cryptography Public Key Cryptography
Attacks & Malicious Code Security Architectures
Authentication, Identification Security and Privacy for Big Data
Biometrics Security and Privacy in the Cloud
Block & Stream Ciphers Security in Content Delivery Networks
Cryptographic Algorithms Security in Crowdsourcing
Cryptographic Protocols Security in Grid Computing
Cyberphysical Security Security in the Internet of Things
Data and Application Security Security in Location Services
Data and Computation Integrity Security in Pervasive and Ubiquitous Systems
Data Protection Security in Social Networks
Denial of Service Protection Security Metrics
Distributed Systems Security Security Models
Embedded System Security Security Policies
Formal Methods for Security Sensor Network Security
Hash Functions Spam & SPIT Protection
Identity Management Spyware Analysis and Detection
Language-Based Security Trust Management
(Future) Internet Security Usable Security
Key Management Virtual Private Networks
Mobile Security Wireless and Mobile Security
Multicast Security