Call for Papers

EAI AC3 2022 will be held as a fully-fledged online conference.

In 2020, EAI successfully launched an online conference format to ensure the safety, comfort 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 2022.
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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.

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We solicit submissions of original research papers on a wide range of applied cryptography and cryptographic engineering, including but not limited to, the following topics:

  • 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


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:

Paper submission

Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy+‘ system, and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section).

All conference papers undergo a thorough peer review process prior to the final decision and publication. This process is facilitated by experts in the Technical Program Committee during a dedicated conference period. Standard peer review is enhanced by EAI Community Review which allows EAI members to bid to review specific papers. All review assignments are ultimately decided by the responsible Technical Program Committee Members while the Technical Program Committee Chair is responsible for the final acceptance selection. You can learn more about Community Review here.

Important dates

Late Track
Submission deadline
29 March 2022
Notification deadline
14 April 2022
Camera-ready deadline
28 April 2022

Main Track
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