The 5th International Conference on Cryptology and Network Security

(CANS06, Suzhou, Dec. 8 - 10, 2006)

CANS06 is in co-operation with International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) and National Nature Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

Call for Papers

Final Program


The state of the art of cryptography is significantly better than it was 20-30 years ago. The AES standard was developed by academia instead of in secrecy, we have proven secure cryptographic schemes such as RSA-OAEP, proven secure modes of operation and proven secure protocols. Unfortunately, we see that:

  • There is an imbalance between the large investment in research on cryptography and its deployment. Today the only wide spread Internet applications of cryptography are SSL and SSH.

  • At the same time, other disciplines such as computer security and network security have not made so much progress. We see that many network applications such as kazaa and Internet Explorer have been exploited to help in the spread of spyware. We see that operating systems are not so secure. Weekly we hear about embarrassing news related to network or computer security.

The main goal of this conference is to promote research on all aspects of network security and cryptology. It is also the goal to build a bridge between research on cryptography and network security. So, we welcome scientific and academic papers that focus on this multidisciplinary area.

The first edition of this conference was in Taipei, Taiwan, 2001. The second one was in San Francisco, California, USA, September 26 - 28, 2002, the third in Miami, Florida, USA, September 24 - 26, 2003, and the fourth in Xiamen, Fujian, China, December 14-16, 2005.


The conference proceedings will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series by Springer Verlag, and be available at the conference.

Topics of interest

Areas of interest for CANS '06 include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
Ad Hoc Network Security
Access Control for Networks
Anonymity and internet voting
Denial of Service
Fast Cryptographic Algorithms
Information Hiding
Intrusion Detection
IP Security
Multicast Security
Router Security
Secure E-Mail
Secure protocols (SSH, SSL, ...)

Papers on cryptology are welcome. Those that make a substantial link with network security will be given priority, since this is the main goal of this conference. Therefore, authors of such papers are encouraged to explain in a subsection of the introduction the link with network security.

Instructions for Authors

The paper must start with a title, an abstract and keywords, but should be anonymous. It should be followed by a succinct statement appropriate for a non-specialist reader specifying the subject addressed its background, the main achievements, and their significance to Cryptology or Network Security. Technical details directed to the specialist should then follow. A limit of 12 single-spaced pages of 11pt type (not counting the bibliography and clearly marked appendices) is placed on all submissions. The total paper must not exceed 18 pages. Since referees are not required to read the appendices, the paper should be intelligible without them. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits.

Submission instructions

Papers that have been or will be submitted in parallel to other conferences or workshops that have proceedings are not eligible for submission. One of the authors is expected to present the paper. Authors who submit papers agree to have their papers published in the proceedings and sign the copyright form.

The submission should be in A4 paper size and sent in PDF format.

Important dates

  • Submission Deadline: June 27, 2006 (10:00GMT) (extended deadline)
  • Authors Notification: August 21, 2006
  • Camera-Ready Version: September 15, 2006

Steering Committee:

  • Yvo Desmedt (University College London, UK & Florida State University, USA)
  • Matt Franklin (University of California, Davis, USA)
  • Yi Mu (University of Wollongong, Australia)
  • David Pointcheval (CNRS & Ecole Normale Supérieure, France)
  • Huaxiong Wang (Macquarie University, Australia)


  • General Chair: Kefei Chen (Shanghai Jaotong University, China)

Program Committee:

  • Farooq Anjum (Telcordia, USA)
  • Feng Bao (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore)
  • Christophe Bidan (Supélec, France)
  • John Black (University of Colorado, USA)
  • Carlo Blundo (Università di Salerno, Italy)
  • Colin Boyd (QUT, Australia)
  • Xavier Boyen (Voltage, USA)
  • Laurent Bussard (European Microsoft Innovation Center, Germany)
  • Liqun Chen (HP Laboratories, UK)
  • Anand Desai (NTT MCL, USA)
  • Cunsheng Ding (Hong Kong Univ. Sci. Tech., China)
  • Steven Galbraith (Royal Holloway University of London, UK)
  • Marc Girault (France Telecom, France)
  • Nick Howgrave-Graham (NTRU Cryptosystems, USA)
  • Marc Joye (Marc Joye, Thomson R & D, France)
  • Kwangjo Kim (ICU, South Korea)
  • Kaoru Kurosawa (Ibaraki University, Japan)
  • Xuejia Lai (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
  • Dong Hoon Lee (Korea University, South Korea)
  • Arjen Lenstra (EPFL, Switzerland)
  • Javier Lopez (University of Malaga, Spain)
  • Atsuko Miyaji (JAIST, Japan)
  • Yi Mu (University of Wollongong, Australia) - co-chair
  • David Naccache (ENS & Paris II, France)
  • Kaisa Nyberg (Helsinki University of Technology and Nokia, Finland)
  • Giuseppe Persiano (Università di Salerno, Italy)
  • Josef Pieprzyk (Macquarie University, Australia)
  • David Pointcheval (CNRS & Ecole Normale Supérieure, France) - co-chair
  • C.-Pandu Rangan (Indian Institute of Technology, India)
  • Kazue Sako (NEC, Japan)
  • Berry Schoenmakers (Techn. Univ. Eindhoven, The Netherlands)
  • Willy Susilo (University of Wollongong, Australia)
  • Vijay Varadharajan (Macquarie University, Australia)
  • Xiaofeng Wang (Indiana University, USA)
  • Duncan Wong (City University of Hong Kong, China)
  • Chaoping Xing (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Shouhuai Xu (University of Texas, USA)
  • Sung-Ming Yen (National Central University, Taiwan)