Call for Papers (PDF)

The Seventh International Conference on Security, Privacy and Applied Cryptographic Engineering (SPACE 2017) is seventh 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 2017 is being organized by Don Bosco College of Engineering, Goa, India, in cooperation with International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) and Cryptology Research Society of India (CRSI) during 13 to 17 December, 2017. The program co-chairs for SPACE 2017 are Prof. Jean-Luc Danger (Professor, Institut Mines-Telecom/Télécom Paristech, France), Prof. Thomas Eisenbarth (Assistant Professor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts, United States) and Prof. Sk Subidh Ali (Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Tirupati, India). Original papers are invited on all aspects that SPACE 2017 covers. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


Cryptographic Engineering Attacks and Countermeasures
  • Design of Cryptographic Primitives
  • Random Number Generators and PUFs
  • Cryptographic Hardware
  • Cryptographic Software
  • Cryptographic Protocols
  • Formal Methods in Cryptographic Engineering
  • Evaluation of Cryptosystems
  • Side-channel Analysis and Countermeasures
  • Fault Analysis and Countermeasures
  • Reverse Engineering and Tampering
  • Hardware Trojans and Counterfeit Detection
  • Cryptanalysis
Secure Systems and Applications
  • 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 original research 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. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper. The proceeding will be published in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Accepted papers should follow the LNCS author instructions . The best contributions will be selected for submission to regular issues of the Journal of Hardware and Systems Security (HASS).

Important Dates

Submission due: 30 June 2017, IST (GMT + 5:30)
Extended to 31 July, 2017, IST (GMT +5:30)

Notification: 10 August 2017
Extended to 7 September 2017

Final version due: 17 September 2017

Tutorials: 13-14 December 2017

Conference: 15-17 December 2017