CfP SPACE 2020

13 juli 2020

SPACE 2020 Announcement and call for papers. December 17 -- 21, 2020, Kolkata, India 

COVID 19 advisory 

Given the current uncertainty with travel and event organization restrictions caused by COVID-19, it is not yet decided whether SPACE 2020 would be an online-only event, or would be organized physically. We are closely monitoring the situation as it evolves, and will decide about the mode of the conference in due course. In any case, SPACE 2020 will allow online presentation of accepted papers if the authors are unwilling/unable to undertake the travel, and the conference registration fee for the accepted paper would be adjusted accordingly.


International Conference on Security, Privacy and Applied Cryptographic Engineering 2020 (SPACE 2020) is tenth 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. Main conference of SPACE 2020 will be held at Kolkata, from 17th to 19th December, 2020 with a set of follow up associated workshops on 20th and 21st December, 2020 at IIT Kharagpur.

 Important Dates 

  • Paper submission deadline:      Jul. 24, 2020, 23:59:59 EDT
  • Notification of Acceptance:    Sep. 25, 2020
  • Camera-ready Version:        Oct. 11, 2020
  • Conference:            Dec. 17-21, 2020

 Keynotes and Tutorial Speakers 

  •     Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, TU Darmstadt, Germany
  •     Ingrid Verbauwhede, KU Leuven, Belgium
  •     Joan Daemen, Radboud University, The Netherlands 
  •     Patrick Longa, MSR Redmond, USA
  •     Peter Schwabe, Radboud University, The Netherlands 
  •     Yuval Yarom, University of Adelaide, Australia

 PC Chairs 

  •     Lejla Batina, Radboud University, The Netherlands
  •     Stjepan Picek, TU Delft, The Netherlands
  •     Mainack Mondal, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

 General Chairs 

  •     Debdeep Mukhopadhyay, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
  •     Indranil Sengupta, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India


We invite authors to submit previously unpublished original research. Topic include but are not limited to:

Cryptographic Engineering

  •     Design of Cryptographic Primitives
  •     Random Number Generators and PUF
  •     Cryptographic Protocols and Implementations
  •     Security Architectures
  •     Formal Methods in Cryptographic Engineering
  •     Attacks and Countermeasures
  •     Post-quantum Cryptography Implementations
  •     Cryptographic Software/Hardware Design
  •     IP Protection

Physical attacks and Countermeasures

  •     Fault Analysis and Countermeasures
  •     Reverse Engineering and Tampering
  •     Hardware Trojans and Counterfeit Detection
  •     Side-channel Analysis and Countermeasures
  •     Micro-Architectural Attacks
  •     AI-assisted side-channel and fault attacks
  •     Cryptanalysis    Security and Privacy

Security and Privacy

  •     Security of Cyber-Physical Systems
  •     AI in security and privacy 
  •     Secure Networking Protocols
  •     Securing Human-in-the-loop Systems
  •     Data privacy and Authentication
  •     Botnets and Malware
  •     Anonymization Techniques and Attacks
  •     Intrusion Detection
  •     Operating Systems Security
  •     Trustworthy Computing
  •     Verification and Testing for Security

Paper Submission 

All SPACE 2020 submissions must be original and not simultaneously submitted to or published in another journal or conference. SPACE 2020 follows a strict double-blind policy -- all submissions must be anonymous, with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgments, or obvious references. Submissions must be written in English, should strictly follow the LNCS format, and should be at most 20 pages (including the bibliography but excluding clearly marked appendices). The proceedings are planned to be published by Springer. The best contributions will be selected for submission to regular issues of the Journal of Hardware and Systems Security (HASS). 

We recognize the difficulties stemming from the COVID-19 situation, and we welcome work in progress submissions. Furthermore, this year we will award one best paper and one best student paper out of all contributions.

The submission link is for SPACE 2020 is: