The 12th International Conference on Provable Security
25-28 October, 2018, Jeju, Rep. of Korea

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General Information

Provable security is an essential tool for analyzing security of modern cryptographic primitives. The research community has witnessed the great contributions that the provable security methodology made to the analysis of cryptographic schemes and protocols. Nowadays cryptographic primitives without a rigorous "proof" cannot be regarded as sound. Also, the methodology has been used to discover security flaws in the cryptographic schemes and protocols, which were considered seemingly secure without formal analysis. On the one hand, provable security provides confidence in using cryptographic schemes and protocols for various real-world applications, but on the other hand, schemes with provable security are sometimes not efficient enough to be used in practice, and correctness of the proofs may be difficult to verify. Therefore, ProvSec conference is to provide a platform for researchers, scholars and practitioners to exchange new ideas on diverse problems in provable security.


Conference Topics

All aspects of provable security in constructing and analyzing cryptographic primitives, including but are not limited to:

  • - Provably secure asymmetric primitives
  • - Provably secure symmetric primitives
  • - Tightness of security reductions
  • - Provable security in post-quantum cryptography
  • - Privacy and anonymity technologies
  • - Cryptographic protocol verifier
  • - Theory and practice of game-hopping proof techniques
  • - Secure hash functions
  • - Provable security in the real-world security systems
  • - Secure key management
  • - Refinement of proof techniques
  • - Provably Secure cryptographic protocols and applications
  • - Security notions, approaches and paradigms
  • - Steganography
  • - Lightweight cryptography
  • - Lattice-based cryptography


Publication and Awards

The conference proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (see www.springer.com/lncs). The best paper(s) and best student paper(s) will be selected and awarded a prize.


Special Issues

Selected papers from ProvSec2018 will be published by IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems - Special Section on Security, Privacy, Anonymity and Trust in Cyberspace Computing and Communications (pending acceptance of the proposal) and Journal of Wireless Mobile Networks, Ubiquitous Computing, and Dependable Applications (JoWUA).


Short Papers

The authors of near-miss papers (papers with merit, which have not passed the bar of acceptance unfortunately) will have a chance to present their work as short papers at the conference.


Important Dates

Paper submission deadline 17 June 2018 (Extended to 30 June 2018, (UTC 24:00))
Notification of Acceptance 3 August 2018
Camera-ready deadline 15 August 2018
Conference date 25 - 28 October 2018

Instructions for authors

Submitted papers must be original, unpublished, and not submitted to another conference or journal for consideration for publication. Papers must be written in English; they should be at most 15 pages (excluding bibliography and appendices).


At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register for the conference and present the paper.


All submissions will be blind-reviewed. Papers must be anonymous, with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgements, or obvious references. A submitted paper should begin with a title, a short abstract, and a list of keywords.


Clear instructions for the preparation of a final proceedings version will be sent to the authors of accepted papers. Authors are strongly recommended to submit their papers in the standard LNCS format (see the Springer web page).


Papers must be submitted using the EasyChair conference management system at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=provsec2018.