Call for Papers

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Submission Due : 20 July 2018 (IST = GMT+5:30)     |     Notification : 31 August 2018

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SPACE 2018 is the eighth in the series of conferences which started in 2011. This annual event is devoted to various aspects of security, privacy, applied cryptography, and cryptographic engineering. SPACE 2018 is being organized by Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K), from 15 to 19 December, 2018. The program co-chairs for SPACE 2018 are Dr. Anupam Chattopadhyay (NTU Singapore), Dr. Chester Rebeiro (IIT Madras, India), and Dr. Yuval Yarom (The University of Adelaide and Data61, Australia).

Original papers are invited on all aspects that SPACE 2018 covers topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Cryptographic Engineering

  • Design of Cryptographic Primitive
  • Random Number Generators and PUF
  • Cryptographic Hardware 
  • Cryptographic Software
  • Cryptographic Protocols 
  • Formal Methods in Cryptographic Engineering
  • Evaluation of Cryptosystems

Attacks and Countermeasures

  • Side-channel Analysis and Countermeasures
  • Fault Analysis and Countermeasures
  • Reverse Engineering and Tampering
  • Hardware Trojans and Counterfeit Detection
  • Cryptanalysis

Security and Privacy

  • Secure Networking Protocols
  • Authentication and Authorization
  • Botnets
  • Anonymity
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Operating Systems Security
  • Trustworthy Computing
  • Malware and Malware Detection
  • Testing for Security


Instructions for Authors

Authors are invited to submit papers via electronic submission through EasyChair:

The submission must be anonymous, with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgements, or obvious references, and not submitted or published in journal or other conferences/workshops that have proceedings. Submissions must be written in English, strictly follow the LNCS format, and should be at most 20 pages (including the bibliography but excluding clearly marked appendices). Note that reviewers are not expected to read the appendices and that the appendices will not be included in the final printed version of the paper. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits.

All submissions will be blind refereed by the members of the Program Committee :

Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper. The proceedings will be published in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Accepted papers should follow the Springer LNCS author instructions

The best contributions will be selected for submission to regular issues of the Journal of Hardware and Systems Security (HASS).


Submission Due : 20 July 2018 (IST = GMT+5:30)
Notification : 31 August 2018
Final Version Due : 14 September 2018

Tutorials : 15 - 16 December 2018
Conference : 17 - 19 December 2018