3rd International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network
(ACNS 2005) was sponsored and organized by ICISA (the International
and Information Security Association). It was held at Columbia
in New York, USA, June 7-10, 2005. This conference proceedings volume
papers presented in the academic/research track.
ACNS covers a large
of research areas that have been gaining importance in recent years due
the development of the Internet, wireless communication and the
global exposure of computing resources. The papers in this volume are
of the state of the art in security and cryptography research,
of the conference received a total of 158 submissions from all over the
of which 35 submissions were selected for presentation at the academic
In addition to this track, the conference also hosted a technical/
papers track whose presentations were also carefully selected from
the submissions. All submissions were reviewed by experts in the
Many people and
helped in making the conference a reality.We would like to take this
to thank the Program Committee members and the external experts for
invaluable help in producing the conference’s program. We also wish to
Michael E. Locasto for his help in all technical and technological
of running the conference and Sophie Majewski for the administrative
in organizing the conference. We wish to thank the graduate students at
University’s Computer Science Department who helped us as well.
We wish to
the financial support of our sponsors, and their employees who were
in the sponsorship process: Morgan Stanley (Ben Fried), Gemplus (David
and Google (Niels Provos).
Finally, we would
to thank all the authors who submitted papers to the conference; the
support of the security and cryptography research community worldwide
what really enabled us to have this conference.
4th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network
(ACNS 2006) was held in Singapore, during June 6-9, 2006. ACNS 2006 brought
together individuals from academia and industry involved in multiple
disciplines of cryptography and security to foster exchange of ideas.
volume (LNCS 3989) contains papers presented in the academic track.
ACNS was set a high
when it was initiated in 2003. There has been a steady improvement in
quality of its program in the past 4 years: ACNS 2003 (Kunming, China), ACNS
(Yellow Mountain, China), ACNS 2005 (New York, USA), ACNS 2006
The average acceptance rate is kept at around 16%. We wish to receive
continued support from the community of cryptography and security
to further improve its quality and make ACNS one of the leading
of ACNS 2006 received a total of 218 submissions from all over the
of which 33 were selected for presentation at the academic track. In
to this track, the conference also hosted an industrial track of
that were carefully selected as well. All submissions were reviewed by
in the relevant areas. We are indebted to our Program Committee members
the external reviewers for the great job they have performed. The
contain revised versions of the accepted papers. However, revisions
not checked and the authors bear full responsibility for the content of
More people deserve
for their contribution to the success of the conference. We sincerely
General Chair Feng Bao for his support and encouragement. Our special
are due to Ying Qiu for managing the website for paper submission,
and notiﬁcation. Shen-Tat Goh and Patricia Loh were kind enough to
for the conference venue and took care of the administration in running
conference. Without the hard work of the local organizing team, this
would not have been possible. We would also like to thank all the
who submitted papers and the participants from all over the world who
to honor us with their attendance.
Last but not the
we are grateful to the Institute for Infocomm Research for organizing
sponsoring the conference.
The 5th International
Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS 2007) was
held in Zhuhai, China, June 5-8, 2007. This volume contains
papers that were accepted to the academic track of the conference.
received an astounding number of submissions this year, which made the
review process a challenging and demanding task. We are indebted to
the members of the Program Committee and the external reviewers for
all their hard work. The committee accepted 31
papers from roughly 260 submissions. These proceedings contain
revised versions of the accepted papers. While revisions are
expected to take the referees' comments into account, this was not
enforced and the authors bear full responsibility for the content of their papers.
In addition to the
academic track, the conference hosted a non-archival industrial track
were also carefully selected from among the submissions.
Shai Halevi deserves
the community's gratitude for writing his web submission and review
software, which we used for this conference. On a more personal level,
we would like to extend our own deepest thanks to Shai for not
only writing his software, but for installing and maintaining the
submission server for this conference. Thanks go also to the International
Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) for agreeing to
host the server.
It is our pleasure to
thank the General Chair Yongfei Han, the Publicity Chair
Jianying Zhou, and the Chair of the Organizing Committee Li Nan for their
help and support in putting this conference together.
Without their help, this conference would not have been possible.
Finally, we are grateful to ONETS and Zhuhai College, Jilin University,
for sponsoring the conference.
ACNS 2008, the 6th
International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security,
was held in New York, New York, June 3-6, 2008, at Columbia University.
ACNS 2008 was organized in cooperation with the International
Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) and the Department of
Computer Science at Columbia University. The General Chairs of the
conference were Angelos Keromytis and Moti
received 131 submissions, of which the Program Committee, chaired by
Steven Bellovin and Rosario Gennaro, selected 30 for presentation at
the conference. The Best Student Paper Award was given to Liang Xie and
Hui Song for their paper “On the Effectiveness of Internal Patch
Dissemination Against File-Sharing Worms” (co-authored with Sencun Zhu).
proceedings consist of revised versions of the presented papers.
The revisions were not reviewed. The authors bear full responsibility
for the contents of their papers.
many submissions of good quality, and consequently the selection
process was challenging and very competitive. Indeed, a number of good
papers were not accepted due to lack of space in the program. The main
considerations in selecting the program were conceptual and technical
innovation and quality of presentation. As reflected in the Call for
Papers, an attempt was made to solicit and publish papers suggesting
novel paradigms, original directions, or non-traditional perspectives.
to extend our heartfelt thanks to the ProgramCommittee members, who
dedicated so much time and effort to provide a thorough and in-depth
review of the submissions, with high standards of professional
integrity. We also thank the many external reviewers who assisted the
Program Committee in its work. Most importantly, we thank the authors
of submitted papers for their contributions; without these papers,
after all, there would be no ACNS conference.
special thanks is due to Shai Halevi for writing the software that
greatly facilitated the committee work, and for his responsiveness in
answering all our questions.
grateful to Jianying Zhou who, as Publicity Chair, relentlessy
advertised the conference, to Angelika Zavou for her timely maintenance
of the conference website and to Sophie Majewski for helping with the
we appreciate the assistance provided by the Springer LNCS
editorial staff in assembling these proceedings.
- 7th ACNS –
Paris, France, June 2-5, 2009.
2009, the 7th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and
Network Security, was held in Paris-Rocquencourt, France, June 2–5,
2009. ACNS 2009 was organized by the Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS),
the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), and the
French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control
(INRIA), in cooperation with the International Association for
Cryptologic Research (IACR). The General Chairs of the conference were
Pierre-Alain Fouque and Damien Vergnaud.
The conference received 150 submissions and each submission was
assigned to at least three committee members. Submissions co-authored
by members of the Program Committee were assigned to at least four
committee members. Due to the large number of high-quality submissions,
the review process was challenging and we are deeply grateful to the
committee members and the external reviewers for their outstanding
work. After meticulous deliberation, the Program Committee, which was
chaired by Michel Abdalla and David Pointcheval, selected 32
submissions for presentation in the academic track and these are the
articles that are included in this volume. Additionally, a few other
submissions were selected for presentation in the non-archival
industrial track. The best student paper was awarded to Ayman Jarrous
for his paper “Secure Hamming Distance Based Computation and Its
Applications”, co-authored with Benny Pinkas. The review process was
run using the iChair software, written by Thomas Baigneres and Matthieu
Finiasz from EPFL, LASEC, Switzerland and we are indebted to them for
letting us use their software.
The program also included four invited talks in addition to the
academic and industrial tracks. The invited talks were given by Craig
Gentry from Stanford University on “Fully Homomorphic Encryption Using
Ideal Lattices”, Antoine Joux from DGA and the University of Versailles
on “Can We Settle Cryptography’s Hash?”, Angelos Keromytis from
Columbia University on “Voice Over IP: Risks, Threats and
Vulnerabilities”, and Mike Reiter from the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill on “Better Architectures and New Applications for Coarse
Network Monitoring”. We would like to genuinely thank them for
accepting our invitation and for contributing to the success of ACNS
Finally, we would like to thank our sponsors Ingenico, CNRS, and the
French National Research Agency (ANR) for their financial support and
all the people involved in the organization of this conference. In
particular, we would like to thank the Office for Courses and
Colloquiums (Bureau des Cours-Colloques) from INRIA and Gaelle Dorkeld
for their diligent work and for making this conference possible.
- 8th ACNS –
Beijing, China, June 22-25, 2010.
ACNS 2010, the 8th
International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security,
was held in Beijing, China, during June 22-25, 2010. ACNS 2010 brought
together individuals from academia and industry involved in multiple
research disciplines of cryptography and security to foster the
exchange of ideas.
ACNS was initiated in
2003, and there has been a steady improvement in
the quality of its program over the past 8 years: ACNS 2003 (Kunming,
China), ACNS 2004 (Yellow Mountain, China), ACNS 2005 (New York, USA),
ACNS 2006 (Singapore), ACNS 2007 (Zhuhai, China), ACNS 2008 (New York,
USA), ACNS 2009 (Paris, France). The average acceptance rate has been
kept at around 17%, and the average number of participants has been
kept at around 100.
received a total of 178 submissions from all over the
world. Each submission was assigned to at least three committee
members. Submissions co-authored by members of the Program Committee
were assigned to at least four committee members. Due to the large
number of high-quality submissions, the review process was challenging
and we are deeply grateful to the committee members and the external
reviewers for their outstanding work. After extensive discussions, the
Program Committee selected 32 submissions for presentation in the
academic track, and these are the articles that are included in this
volume (LNCS 6123). Additionally, a few other submissions were selected
for presentation in the non-archival industrial track. The prize for
the best student paper was awarded to Mehdi Tibouchi for his paper “On
the Broadcast and Validity-Checking Security of PKCS#1 v1.5
Encryption”, co-authored with Aurelie Bauer, Jean-Sebastien Coron,
David Naccache, and Damien Vergnaud.
We would like to
thank General Chair Yongfei Han and the local
organizing team from Beijing University of Technology and ONETS for
their efforts in putting this conference together. Our special thanks
are due to Ying Qiu for managing the Easy Chair system for paper
submission and review. We would also like to thank all the authors who
submitted papers and the participants from all over the world who chose
to honor us with their attendance.
- 9th ACNS –
Malaga, Spain, June 7-10, 2011.
contain 31 papers selected for presentation at the 9th International
Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS 2011)
held June 7-10, 2011 in Nerja (Malaga), Spain, and hosted by the
Computer Science Department of the University of Malaga.
This year, a total of
172 papers were submitted. They were evaluated on the basis of research
significance, novelty, and technical quality. Each submission was
reviewed by at least three members of the Program Committee (PC). The
PC meeting was held electronically and involved intensive discussions.
In the end, 31 papers were selected for presentation at the conference,
corresponding to an 18% acceptance rate. A further nine papers (not
included in these proceedings) were selected for the industrial track
of the conference.
Since 2003, ACNS is
an annual conference that focuses on cutting-edge advances and results
in applied cryptography and systems/network security. ACNS is a forum
for research of academic as well as industrial/technical nature.
Many people deserve
acknowledgment for having volunteered their time and energy to make
ACNS 2011 a resounding success. Many thanks are due to General
Co-chairs, Roberto di Pietro and Rodrigo Roman, for their valuable help
with the conference organization. We are also very grateful to Cristina
Alcaraz and Claudio Soriente (Publicity Co-chairs), Ersin Uzun and
Pablo Najera (Web Support) and Noelia Campos (Local Organization).
Clearly, we are greatly indebted to all members of the PC and external
reviewers for their selfless dedication and hard work during the review
and selection process. We would also like to express our appreciation
to the invited/keynote speakers: Refik Molva and Ed Dawson. Last, but
certainly not least, our sincere gratitude goes to all submission
authors as well as to all conference attendees.
We hope that you will
find the program stimulating and that it will serve as a source of
inspiration for future research.
- 10th ACNS –
Singapore, June 26-29, 2012.
contain the papers selected for presentation at the 10th International
Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS 2012),
held during June 26–29, 2012, in Singapore. The conference was
organized by iTwin, sponsored by AdNovum, and supported by Infocomm
Development Authority of Singapore (IDA).
In response to the call for papers, 192 papers from 38 countries were
submitted to the conference. These papers were evaluated on the basis
of their significance, novelty, technical quality, and practical
impact. Reviewing was “double-blind”: the identities of reviewers were
not revealed to the authors of the papers and author identities were
not revealed to the reviewers. The Program Committee meeting was held
electronically, yielding intensive discussion over a period of two
weeks. Of the papers submitted, 33 were selected for presentation at
the conference and inclusion in this Springer volume (LNCS 7341),
giving an acceptance rate lower than 18%.
Besides the technical program composed of the papers collated in the
proceedings, the conference included a non-archival industrial track.
The conference was also featured with 3 keynote speeches, by Moti Yung
(co-founder of ACNS) entitled “Applied Cryptography and Network
Security - 10 years in the past and 10 years in the future”, by Peng
Ning entitled “Cloud Computing Infrastructure Security”, and by Hongjun
Wu entitled “JH in the NIST Hash Function Competition”, respectively.
There is a long list of people who volunteered their time and energy to
put together the conference and who deserve special thanks. Thanks to
the Program Committee members and the external reviewers, for all their
hard work in the paper evaluation. Owing to the large number of
submissions, the Program Committee members were required to work hard
in a short time frame, and we are very thankful to them for the
commitment they showed with their active participation in the
We are also very grateful to all those people whose work ensured a
smooth organization process: Xinyi Huang and Giovanni Livraga,
Publicity Chairs, for their work in ensuring the wide distribution of
the call for papers and participation; Shen-Tat Goh, Organizing Chair,
as well as Lux Anantharaman and Kal Takru for taking care of the local
organization and Ying Qiu for managing the conference website and
Last but certainly not least our thanks go to all the authors who
submitted papers and all the attendees. We hope you find the program is
stimulating and a source of inspiration for your future research and
- 11th ACNS – Banff, Canada, June 25-28, 2013.