Call for Papers

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. 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).


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 The focus is on original, high quality, unpublished research and implementation experiences.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

Instructions for Authors

The submission should be at most 16 pages. The conference will also consider short submissions of up to 8 pages for results that are preliminary or that simply require few pages to describe. Authors of regular submitted papers will indicate at the time of submission whether they would like their paper to also be considered for publication as a short paper (8 proceedings pages). Submitted papers should be intelligible and self-contained without appendices. Papers must be submitted only electronically. The electronic submission site is available at

Submissions must be anonymous (no author names, affiliations, acknowledgments, obvious references). At least one author of every accepted paper must register to the conference by the early registration deadline indicated by the organizers. Authors have to present their own paper. Papers without a registered author will be removed from the proceedings.

Accepted papers will be published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) and will be available at the conference. Papers should follow the formatting instructions of the Springer LNCS Style, at the time of submission.

Important Dates

Paper Submission due: July 6, 2016 July 20, 2016 - 11:59 PM American Samoa time
Notification to authors: September 10, 2016
Camera ready due: September 18, 2016

General Chair

Pierangela Samarati Universitŕ degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Program Chairs

Sara Foresti Universitŕ degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Pino Persiano Universitŕ degli Studi di Salerno, Italy

Publicity Chair

Giovanni Livraga Universitŕ degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Program Committee

Lejla Batina Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Carlo Blundo Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Henry Carter Villanova University, USA
Nishanth Chandran Microsoft Research, India
Yingying Chen Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Sherman Chow Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Ricardo Dahab IC-UNICAMP, Brazil
Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Angelo De Caro IBM Research, Zurich, Switzerland
Yvo Desmedt The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Nelly Fazio City University of New York, USA
Georg Fuchsbauer Ecole normale supérieure, France
Rosario Gennaro City University of New York, USA
Amir Herzberg Bar Ilan University, Israel
Rob Johnson Stony Brook University, USA
Vincenzo Iovino University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Florian Kerschbaum SAP, Germany
Aggelos Kiayias University of Athens, Greece
Albert Levi Sabanci University, Turkey
Ming Li University of Arizona, USA
Dongdai Lin Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Peng Liu The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Javier Lopez University of Malaga, Spain
Steve Lu Stealth Software Technologies Inc., USA
Atsuko Miyaji JAIST, Japan
Evagelos Markatos University of Crete, Greece
Refik Molva Eurecom, France
Yi Mu University of Wollongong, Australia
Gregory Neven IBM Research, Zurich, Switzerland
Antonio Nicolosi Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Svetla Nikova KU Leuven, Belgium
Emmanuela Orsini University of Bristol, UK
Panos Papadimitratos KTH, Stockholm, Sweden
Stefano Paraboschi Università di Bergamo, Italy
Gerardo Pelosi Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Benny Pinkas Bar Ilan University, Israel
Nitesh Saxena University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Andreas Schaad Huawei Research, Germany
Dominique Schroeder Saarland University, Germany
Peter Schwabe Radboud University, The Netherlands
Willy Susilo University of Wollongong, Australia
Katsuyuki Takashima Mitsubishi Electric, Japan
Qiang Tang University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Meng Yu University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Huaxiong Wang Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Steering Committee

Yvo Desmedt University of Texas (Dallas), USA
Juan A. Garay Yahoo! Labs, USA
Amir Herzberg Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Yi Mu University of Wollongong, Australia
David Pointcheval CNRS & ENS Paris, France
Huaxiong Wang Nanyang Technical University, Singapore