EAI AC3 2021 will be held as fully-fledged online conference.

Non-authors and Co-Authors of already registered papers can register for access to the live stream completely free of charge here.
In 2020, EAI successfully launched an online conference format to ensure the safetycomfort and quality of experience for attendees and a successful course of the events, all while retaining fully live interaction, publication and indexing. Due to the unrelenting global pandemic, this will also be the case in 2021.
All matters related to publication and indexing will remain unchanged. Participants will still be able to enjoy unique interactive benefits – learn more

If you are a registered author, please read carefully: Paper Presentation Instructions.

May 15-16, 2021
Xiamen, China (online)

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Indexing - Submitted for inclusion in:
Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef,
Google Scholar, DBLP, and more.
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Keynote speakers
Prof. Yong Tang
Institute of Cyber Science and Technology
Zhejiang University
Prof. Tao Li
Singapore Management University
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Get real feedback on your presentation from other registrants via EAI Compass.

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Let the EAI Community help you build your career with collaborative research, objective evaluation, and fair recognition:

  • Extra visibility for your paper and fair review  →  Community Review
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Update: Proceedings have been published in SpringerLink Digital Library.

Best Paper Award Announcement!

The Best Paper Award of EAI AC3 2021 goes to the authors of the paper:

MobiWear: A Plausibly Deniable Encryption System for Wearable Mobile Devices

Niusen Chen (Michigan Technological University)
Bo Chen (Michigan Technological University)
Weisong Shi (Wayne State University)



All registered papers will be submitted for publishing by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library.

Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Selected papers, after being extended, will be recommended to be published in a special issue of Cybersecurity.

All accepted authors are eligible to submit an extended version in a fast track of:

Additional publication opportunities:

About AC3 2021

AC3 is an annual conference focusing on the area of applied cryptography in computer and communication systems. The conference encourages submissions on all technical aspects of applied cryptography, including symmetric cryptography, public-key cryptography, cryptographic protocols, cryptographic implementations, cryptographic standards and practices. The conference also encourages submissions on using cryptography to solve real-world problems in Internet of things, cyber-physical systems, edge computing, cloud computing, data science, information-centric networking, etc.


  • Symmetric cryptographic primitives
  • Public key cryptography
  • Lightweight cryptography
  • Post-quantum cryptography
  • Cryptanalysis
  • Searchable encryption
  • Authentication and identification protocol
  • Cryptographic privacy protection techniques
  • Blockchain cryptographic primitives
  • Cryptographic protocol implementation
  • Cryptographic standards and legal regulations
  • Side channels and preventions
  • Cryptographic key attacks and defense
  • Cryptographic hardware
  • Applied cryptography in IoTs/CPS
  • Applied cryptography in edge computing
  • Applied cryptography in cloud computing
  • Applied cryptography in information-centric networking
  • Applied cryptography in software-defined networking
  • Applied cryptography in big data and artificial intelligence

About EAI

This event is organized by EAI.

EAI – European Alliance for Innovation is a non-profit organization and a professional community established in cooperation with the European Commission to empower the global research and innovation, and to promote cooperation between European and International ICT communities.

EAI’s vision is to foster excellence in research and innovation on the principles of transparency, objectivity, equality, and openness. Our guiding principle is community cooperation to create better research, provide fair recognition of excellence and transform best ideas into commercial value proposition.

EAI‘s mission is to create an environment that rewards excellence transparently, and builds recognition objectively regardless of age, economic status or country of origin, where no membership fees or closed door committees stand in the way of your research career.

Through these shared values, EAI leads the way toward advancing the world of research and innovation, empowering individuals and institutions for the good of society to fully benefit from the digital revolution.

Important dates 

The deadlines follow AoE Time Zone

Late Track

Full Paper Submission deadline
3 March 2021
Notification deadline 
20 March 2021 
Camera-ready deadline
5 April 2021
Video submission deadline
9 April 2021

Workshop Tracks

Paper Submission deadline
11 February
Notification deadline
8 March 2021
Camera-ready deadline
22 March 2021
Video submission deadline
29 March 2021

Main Track

Full Paper Submission deadline
7 January 2021 
Notification deadline
8 February 2021 
Camera-ready deadline
8 March 2021
Video submission deadline
15 March 2021
Start of Conference
15 May 2021
End of Conference
16 May 2021