Call for Papers

Original research papers on all technical aspects of cryptology and network security are solicited for submission to CANS 2013. Papers suggesting novel paradigms, original directions, or non-traditional perspectives are especially welcome.

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Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline: Monday, June 24, 2013, 11:59 UTC  (closed)
Full paper submission deadline: 
Friday, June 28, 2013, 23:59 UTC  (closed)
Notification: Monday, August 12, 2013
Final version: Monday, September 2, 2013
Conference: November 20-22, 2013

General, Program, and Local Arrangements Committees

Topics of Interest

  • Access Control
  • Anonymity
  • Authentication, Identification
  • Biometrics
  • Block and Stream Ciphers
  • Cloud Security
  • Cryptographic Algorithms, Protocols
  • Denial of Service
  • Embedded Platform Security
  • Hash Functions
  • (Future) Internet Security
  • Key Management
  • Network Security
  • Peer-to-Peer Security
  • Identity and Trust Management
  • Public-key Cryptography
  • Secure Hardware
  • Security Modeling and Architectures
  • Spyware Analysis and Detection
  • Wireless and Mobile Security

Instructions for Authors

Submissions should be at most 12 pages excluding references and clearly marked appendices, and at most 20 pages in total, using reasonable margins and font size. The submitted paper should be intelligible and self-contained without appendices, as committee members are not required to read them.

Submissions must be anonymous, with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgments, or obvious references. The submission should begin with a title, a 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. Submissions ignoring these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits. If accepted, one of the authors is expected to present the paper at the conference.

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. Accepted submissions may not appear in any other conference or
workshop with proceedings. Submissions violating these rules will be rejected and may entail further consequences. Program Co-Chairs reserve the right to share information about submissions with other Program Committees.

Papers must be submitted electronically. The electronic-submission site is available at

There are two submission deadlines: an abstract submission deadline and a full paper submission deadline. No new submissions will be accepted after the abstract submission deadline (June 24, 2013). Full papers for the abstracts submitted before the above deadline can be submitted until the full paper deadline (June 28, 2013).

As in previous years, accepted papers will be published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) and will be available at the conference. Instructions about the preparation of a final proceedings version will be sent to the authors of accepted papers. Authors are encouraged to prepare their submissions following Springer's guideline. These instructions are mandatory for the final papers.