Mount Allison University

Selected Areas in Cryptography 2015

The 22nd Conference on Selected Areas in Cryptography (SAC 2015) will be held at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada, on August 12-14, 2015.

NEW! — In 2015, for the first time, SAC will be immediately preceded by the SAC Summer School (S3), which will run from August 10-12.

Call for Papers

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Authors are encouraged to submit original papers related to the following themes for the SAC 2015 conference. Note that the first three are traditional SAC areas, and the fourth topic is the special focus for this year.

  • Design and analysis of symmetric key primitives and cryptosystems, including block and stream ciphers, hash functions, MAC algorithms, and authenticated encryption schemes.
  • Efficient implementations of symmetric and public key algorithms.
  • Mathematical and algorithmic aspects of applied cryptology.
  • Privacy and anonymity enhancing technologies and their analysis.

Instructions for Authors

  • Papers must be submitted electronically. Submission details will be given on the conference web site.
  • Submissions must be anonymous, with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgments, or obvious references.
  • Papers should be at most 12 pages in length, excluding bibliography and appendices, and use single-column format, reasonable margins, and at least 11-point fonts. Total length must not exceed 24 pages. Committee members are not required to read appendices, so the paper should be intelligible without them.
  • Papers must be written in English, and begin with a title, a short abstract, and a list of keywords.
  • The introduction should summarize the paper's contributions at a level appropriate for a non-specialist reader.
  • Submissions should be in PDF format. As the conference proceedings will be published by Springer, we recommend that the submission be typeset using LaTeX and the LNCS style available on the Springer LNCS web site.
  • If at all possible, the paper should use Type 1 (outline) fonts rather than Type 3 (bitmap) fonts.

Submissions must not substantially duplicate work that any of the authors has published elsewhere or has submitted in parallel to a journal or any other conference/workshop that has proceedings. The SAC Chairs reserve the right to share information about submissions with other program committees or journal editors to detect parallel submissions. In addition, the SAC Chairs reserve the right to contact an author's institution/corporation and/or other appropriate organizations if an irregular submission is detected.

Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits. Neither late submissions, submissions by email, nor hardcopy submissions will be accepted. Submission implies the commitment of at least one of the authors to present the paper. The SAC Chairs reserve the right to withdraw papers from the proceedings that are not presented at the conference.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline:   May 25, 2015, 19:00 GMT   SUBMISSION CLOSED
  • Notification of decision:   July 6, 2015
  • Pre-proceedings version deadline:   July 27, 2015
  • Conference dates:   August 12-14, 2015

Stipends and Visas

  • Authors who are unable to attend for financial reasons, in particular student authors, should note the possibility of requesting a stipend.
  • Authors requiring a visa may ask for an invitation letter before notification of acceptance (see Visa + Travel page).

Inquiries concerning stipends and visas should be sent to: sac2015 at