SAC 2016

Selected Areas in Cryptography
Conference and Summer School
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Call for papers

Authors are encouraged to submit original papers related to the following themes for the SAC 2016 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.
  • Side channel, fault and related attacks on symmetric and asymmetric cryptographic primitives and their countermeasures.

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 18 May 2016 (closed)
Modifications allowed until 22 May 2016 (closed)
Notification of decision 28 Jun 2016
Pre-proceedings deadline 18 Jul 2016
SAC Summer School 8–9 Aug 2016
Conference 10–12 Aug 2016