18th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security


Important: ACNS’20 organizing team has been closely monitoring the situation of COVID-19. The safety and well-being of all conference participants is our top priority. After careful evaluation, we decide to run ACNS’20 virtually. The dates of the conference will remain the same. We apologize for any inconvenience that may have caused. More details regarding the conference program will be available soon.

Welcome to ACNS 2020, to be held in Rome, Italy, from October 19 until October 22, 2020.

ACNS is an annual conference focusing on current developments that advance the areas of applied cryptography and its application to systems and network security. The goal is to represent both academic research works as well as developments in industrial and technical frontiers.

ACNS receives strong supports in the communities of cryptography and security, which is reflected from its organizers, program committee, and very competitive paper acceptance rate.

The ACNS 2020 Call for Participation poster can be found here.


To register for ACNS2020 read carefully the instructions below and use the following web portal .

If you need an invoice for the reimbursement, all the information are required (except the gender that could be a random data).

if you don't need an invoice, mandatory information to be provided are: Name, Surname, e-mail address and affiliation (remaining fields could be filled with random data).

Student registration: the institutional email address is mandatory. Student registration requests with personal email address will be discarded.

Regular registration: to facilitate the registration process, please use the institutional email address.

Issue with registration, payment or invoice: please contact congressi@consultaumbria.com


  • Author registration: August 22nd, 2020

  • Normal registration (non authors and students): September 30th, 2020

Registration Fees

All the registration options allow the access to the main conference and to all the workshops

  • Authors: 150€ VAT Excluded

  • Non authors: 30€ VAT Excluded

  • Students: free (institutional email address required)

Important Dates

First submission deadline (abstract): 9 Sept 2019 AoE (Anytime on Earth) - firm!

    • Submission of full paper: 18 Sept 2019

    • Notification: 9 Nov 2019

    • Camera-ready: 2 Dec 2019

Second submission deadline: 22 Jan 2020 AoE (Anytime on Earth) - firm!

    • Notification: 22 Mar 2020

    • Camera-ready: 22 Apr 2020

Workshop paper submission deadline: 22 Jun 2020 AoE (Anytime on Earth) - firm!

    • Notification: 22 Jul 2020

    • Camera-ready: 5 Aug 2020

Papers rejected at the first round can be submitted at the second round, together with a response letter addressing the reviewer's points.


ACNS gives a best student paper award, to encourage promising students to publish their best results at this venue. Any paper with a student as an author is eligible for this award.


For any questions regarding the submission or the conference, please write to casalicchio@di.uniroma1.it, spognardi@di.uniroma1.it, bernieri@math.unipd.it.


ACNS is actively looking for third-party sponsors for the conference. More information for sponsoring ACNS can be found at the following link: ACNS Sponsorship