ACNS is an annual conference focusing on innovative research and current developments that advance the areas of applied cryptography, cyber security and privacy. Both academic research works with high relevance to real-world problems as well as developments in industrial and technical frontiers fall within the scope of the conference.

The 15th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS2017) will be held in Kanazawa in Japan, on July 2017. It will be co-organized by Osaka University, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), and the Information-technology Promotion Agency (IPA). The proceedings of ACNS 2017 will be published as a separate LNCS volume by Springer.

Let's meet in Kanazawa, where is one of the most historical attractive cities in Japan!

Important dates and deadlines

Submission:3 February 2017, 23:59 JST
10 February 2017, 23.59 JST
Notification:7 April 2017
Final version:17 April 2017
24 April 2017, 23.59 JST
Conference:10-12 July 2017


July 5, 2017Participants can click here for free access to the proceedings.
May 25, 2017ACNS2017 program is online.
May 13, 2017List of accepted papers is available.
April 28, 2017Application form for stipend is available.
April 16, 2017We will have two invited talks.
April 12, 2017Camera ready instruction is available.
April 6, 2017Registration is available.
February 8, 2017Visa information is online.
February 1, 2017The submission deadline is extended.
January 22, 2017The paper submission is available.
November 8, 2016Important dates are revealed.
August 13, 2016Conference website goes live.

Sponsored by

  • National Insitute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) International Exchange Program
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
  • Support Center for Advanced Telecommunications Technology Research, Foundation
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT)
  • Hokuriku Telecommunication Network Co.,Inc.