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About AC3 2022

The AC3 conference intends to bring together researchers and practitioners from all areas of applied cryptography in computer and communication systems. The conference encourages submissions on all technical aspects of applied cryptography, including but not limited to cryptographic algorithms, protocols, implementations, standards and practices, and applications of cryptography in computer, information, and system security. We encourage submissions on the utilization of cryptographic technologies to solve security problems in the real-world systems, including cloud services, the Internet of Things, cyber-physical systems, distributed systems, edge computing, information-centric networks, databases, data centers, etc.


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, Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version to:

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

Additional publication opportunities:


  • Authenticated Encryption
  • Hash Functions and MACs
  • Provable Security
  • Public Key Encryption
  • Digital Signatures
  • Key Exchange/Agreement
  • Searchable Encryption
  • Key Management
  • Cryptographic Protocols
  • Multiparty Secure Computation
  • Financial Cryptography
  • Cryptographic Implementations
  • Post-Quantum Cryptography
  • Side Channel Attacks and Prevention
  • Anonymity and Privacy-Enhancing
  • Authentication and Identity Management
  • Data Protection
  • Database Security
  • Digital Rights Management
  • Trust Management
  • Trusted Hardware and Cryptographic Hardware
  • Applied Cryptography in Blockchain
  • Applied Cryptography in IoT/CPS
  • Applied Cryptography in Clouds
  • Applied Cryptography in Mobile Systems
  • Applied Cryptography in VANET
  • Applied Cryptography in Information-Centric Networks
  • Applied Cryptography in Edge Computing
  • 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.

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Previous AC3 editions

2021 – Virtual conference