17th International Conference on

Cryptology And Network Security

(CANS 2018)

Naples - Italy

September 30 - October 3, 2018

Overview of CANS 2018

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. CANS 2018 will be held in  Naples (Italy) in collaboration with Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) and Parthenope University of Naples. Earlier editions were held in Taipei ('01), San Francisco ('02), Miami ('03), Xiamen ('05), Suzhou ('06), Singapore ('07), Hong Kong ('08), Kanazawa ('09), Kuala Lumpur ('10), Sanya ('11), Darmstadt ('12), Parary ('13), Crete ('14), Marrakesh ('15), Milan ('16) and Hong Kong ('17). All accepted papers will be presented at the conference and will appear in the conference proceedings, which will be published by Springer in the LNCS series.

Topics of Interest

Areas of interest include (but are not restricted to):

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

Important Dates

Submission deadline: May 1, 2018, 23:59 UTC
Notification to authors: July 1, 2018
Camera-Ready: July 23, 2018, 23:59 UTC
Conference: Sept. 30 – Oct. 3, 2018


The conference will be held in Villa Doria D'Angri, one of the most beautiful villas in Posillipo, Naples. Wagner himself – enjoying the view of Naples from the Villa Doria d’Angri, where he was a guest in 1880 - found great inspiration here to compose his Parsifal, one of the most important opera of all time. This villa is one of the branches of Parthenope University, it also hosts a maritime museum which counts more than 160 types of ships.

We may offer a free shuttle service stopping at main city spots (to be communicated later).

Touristic and travel information will be added soon.

Villa Doria D'angri - Naples Italy

Special Issues

We are negotiating special issues with some journals about topics of relevance for CANS 2018.

Conference Organisation

Program Co-Chairs: Jan Camenisch IBM Research - Zürich, Switzerland
Panagiotis Papadimitratos KTH Stockholm, Sweden
Local and Organising Committee: Vincenzo Iovino (General Chair) University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Elena Pagnin Chalmers University, Sweden
Giuseppe Persiano University of Salerno, Italy
Giovanni Schmid (Organising Chair) CNR-Icar and Parthenope University, Italy
Publicity Chair: Giovanni Livraga University of Milan, Italy
Program Committee: TBA
Steering Committee: Yvo Desmedt (Chair) University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Juan A. Garay Yahoo! Labs, USA
Amir Herzberg Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Yi Mu University of Wollongong, Australia
David Pointcheval CNRS and ENS Paris, France
Huaxiong Wang Nanyang Technical University, Singapore


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