Cryptology and Network Security (CANS 2020)

Christine General News

11 November 2020

Cryptology and Network Security (CANS 2020)

For only the fifth time in 19 years, the International Conference on Cryptology And Network Security (CANS), which will take place (virtually) from 14-16 December 2020, is being organised in Europe in collaboration with the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology and the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR). The conference has received support from Springer, the ATHENE National Research Center for Applied Cybersecurity, as well as CyberSec4Europe.

General Chair and CyberSec4Europe partner, AIT’s Stephan Krenn, remarked: “AIT is delighted to be hosting CANS 2020. The focus on all aspects of cryptology, as well as a very wide range of topics relating to data, network, and computer security is a great showpiece for the global cybersecurity community. We have received more than 110 submissions from world-renowned scientists which will ensure the event demonstrates the most cutting-edge results”.

The CANS 2020 agenda consists of four invited talks, one tutorial and the presentation of papers accepted through a rigorous review process.

The invited speakers are:

  • Post-Quantum Secure Group Key Exchange with Logarithmic Complexity: Atsuko Miyaji Osaka University/JAIST
  • Probabilistic Data Structures in Adversarial Settings: Kenny Paterson, ETH Zurich
  • Bluetooth and the Pitfalls of Wireless Protocols: Mathias Payer, Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)
  • Weaponizing Network Side Channels: From TCP Hijacking to DNS Cache Poisoning: Zhiyun Qian, University of California Riverside

The tutorial led by Amir Herzberg, University of Connecticut will be on the topic: Toward Secure Public Key Infrastructure (PKI): Fixing the Foundations of Applied Cryptography.

Further details and a full listing of accepted papers can be found CANS2020. The conference will be held as a fully virtual event, organised by the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT). Registration is free but required.