A number of volumes related to cryptography have been published by Springer in the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). Using the links below you can browse the table of contents for these volumes. However, to view a paper contained in a particular volume requires a subscription to SpringerLINK content. Many academic institutions have subscriptions.
The links on this webpage are generated automatically from the volume information for LNCS which appears on the SpringerLINK website. This means, for example, that whenever the latest CRYPTO proceedings appear on the SpringerLINK website a link to it will appear here soon after.
If you have any suggestions on how to improve this page I would be glad to hear them.
a note about linking to SpringerLINK content
change-log (10-March-2013: Scripts updated for new SpringerLink web site.)
If you already know the LNCS volume number you are interested in, you can get to it using the following form:
Hitting the "submit" button should take you to the relevant SpringerLINK webpage. Note that some LNCS volumes are not available online.
Springer has implemented two schemes for linking to SpringerLINK content. One of the schemes is based on the OpenURL standard and it has some nice properties. A periodical published in print usually has an ISSN (International Standard Serial Number). You can use the ISSNs of Springer's publications to build links to their online versions. Here are some examples:
Journal of Cryptology ISSN: 0933-2790 http://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0933-2790 Lecture Notes in Computer Science ISSN: 0302-9743 http://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0302-9743
Proceedings for the conferences listed above are published in the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science. To build a link to a particular proceedings you can use its volume number. For example, here is how to build a link to AsiaCrypt 2003:
Lecture Notes in Computer Science ISSN: 0302-9743 Volume: 2894 Title: Advances in Cryptology - ASIACRYPT 2003 http://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=issue&issn=0302-9743&volume=2894Notice, in this last URL, the "genre" field has changed from "journal" to "issue".
|10-Mar-2013||The new SpringerLink web-site is a great improvement. The search
interface works very well and the html used to encode each LNCS volume
is fairly easy to parse (sensibile identifiers and structures are
used). Although Springer web-site updates usually break my scripts
(and this update was no exception), I have to say that I really like
this new design :-)|
My updated scripts now parse the LNCS RSS feed and use its content to trigger updates (I mentioned that I wanted to start using the RSS feed back in 2011). The feed is read and checked for new urls. If any are found, then they are visited and the content is parsed. This method is nice because it doesn't pester the Springer web server unnecessarily -- a new url published in the RSS feed will be visited just once. Because this new method is light-weight, I will increase the frequency of auto updates to every 2 hours.
|4-Mar-2013||I received a message from RW that some LNCS volumes are missing
from the list above (e.g. CT-RSA 2013, SAC 2012). This is because
Springer has recently updated their web-site, and so my scripts no
longer work. I will work on an update. I should have something ready
in a few days. Stay tuned :-) |
|8-Sep-2012||SC let me know that the table of "Volumes Related to Cryptography
and Security" contained some stray strings picked up from the LNCS
webpage (there were lots of "Book Chapter" strings hanging around).
This was caused by the SpringerLink web server -- it no longer seems to
be interpreting the following url correctly,
This url should point to the LNCS main web page, but, when I follow
it, the server responds with another page that lists the book chapters
inside an LNCS volume. It looks like Springer broke their OpenURL
interpreter (this has happened a few times). In any case, I've found
a way to work around it.|
|18-May-2012||The Financial Cryptography listing was incorrect because the
workshop proceedings were thrown in with the FC proceedings. I've
updated the filter rule, which should fix the problem.|
|9-May-2012||An error in the ICICS listing was reported by NZ. The WISTP 2011
proceedings were mistakenly caught by the ICICS filter. I've updated
the filter so this hopefully will not happen again.|
|28-April-2011||JH let me know that there was an error in the listing for ICISC.
There was a fictitious "ICISC 2010" link that actually pointed to
LATINCRYPT 2010; the proceedings for ICISC 2010 have not yet been
|8-Feb-2011||RW noticed that some recent LNCS volumes were not being picked up
by my script. This was due to changes on the LNCS webpage. The
information for LNCS volumes is now displayed in a new format. This
required some updates to my scripts, but it should be back to normal
Sometime soon, I will change how the automatic updates are done. Rather than parse SpringerLINK html directly, I will use their RSS feed. This will simplify some things for me.
|14-June-2010||I've added regular conference entries for "Africacrypt", "Provable
Security", "Pairing-Based Cryptography" and "Cryptography and Coding";
these entries were suggested by AM.|
|10-June-2010||Springer seems to have corrected the problem with their OpenURL
interpreter. The URLs above are now functioning properly.|
|9-June-2010||DS reported yesterday (8 June) that the URLs above are no longer
linking to the appropriate LNCS volumes. Instead, they all point to
the main LNCS page. Unfortunately, this happens from time to time
(see the log entries below) and is due to some change on Springer's
end (e.g. a database update that wipes out their OpenURL interpreter).
I've just sent an email to their support group requesting that they
restore OpenURL functionality. Stay tuned.|
|13-May-2010||AM observed that a number of 2010 lncs volumes were missing from
the list above. This was true even though auto updates were being
carried out. The issue, which has now been resolved, was that
Springer has banned http requests that carry a "Wget" user agent
string. Wget is the utility that I use to fetch web pages from
SpringerLINK. I suspect Springer made this change in January or
|24-June-2009||JH noticed that one of the proceedings for the newly formed
Inscrypt conference was incorrectly grouped with the ICISC
proceedings. This was due to the fact that both ICISC and Inscrypt
use the phrase "Information Security and Cryptology" in the title of
their proceedings. This has now been corrected.|
|22-Dec-2007||MN just pointed out that the urls to EUROCRYPT 94 and EUROCRYPT 95
were swapped (i.e. the EUROCRYPT 94 url pointed to EUROCRYPT 95, and
the EUROCRYPT 95 url pointed to EUROCRYPT 94). This was due to the
surprising fact that the volume number for EUROCRYPT 94 comes after
the volume number for EUROCRYPT 95. The two urls have now been
|2-Nov-2007||Another previously "missing" lncs volume has appeared on-line.
Financial Cryptography 2002 is now accessible through a url above.
Note that the machine which hosts this web page has changed. This
page now lives on a machine in the Department of Mathematics and
Computing Science at Saint Mary's University. I've just begun a
limited term position there this fall.|
|27-Apr-2007||This morning, DS noticed that all my links were broken. I emailed
Springer and their reply informed me that this was due to some
database issues on their end. This afternoon, everything is
|7-Jan-2007||Springer has added some the previously "missing" LNCS volumes to their on-line
library. In particular, ACISP 2000 (vol. 1841) and Information Hiding 1999 (vol. 1768)
are now available. I've added the appropriate links to the listing of regular
conferences. Unfortunately, Financial Cryptography 2002 (vol. 2357) is
still "missing" (note: if you try entering "2357" in the "Enter a volume number" form
above, then the SpringerLINK server replies with "Bad Request".) |
|3-Jan-2007||By request, I've included ESORICS in the list of regular
|17-Oct-2006||I've changed the way that updates are done (again). My last
change made it that so only the first two pages of Springer's LNCS
collection were pulled down each update. The problem with that
approach was that many newly added LNCS volumes first appear farther back in
Springer's LNCS collection (e.g. on page 7, say, rather than on page 1 or 2).
So now my script pulls down the first 50 pages of the LNCS database to
look for new volumes. This should catch proceedings which are
assigned volume numbers but are not published until many months later
(e.g. this is usually the case for the SAC proceedings).
|10-Oct-2006||By request, a regular conference entry for Information Hiding has been added. Note that the LNCS volume for Information Hiding 1999
(vol. 1768) is not available in SpringerLINK.
|1-Oct-2006||Added a regular conference entry for PET - Privacy Enhancing Technologies. Also, some new volumes which match the key word "privacy" have been added.
|14-Sep-2006||My scripts are now adjusted to handle the content on the new
SpringerLINK website. Doing this turned out to be easier than I thought.
One advantage of the change-over is that the data listed for each LNCS
volume on the Springer website is more complete; previously there were
several LNCS volumes (20-30) that did not have titles listed. I now have
a more complete database of all the LNCS volumes. Also, the way I update
the links above is done differently now. Before my scripts pulled down
several SpringerLINK webpages and built an LNCS database from scratch each
week. Now I am just pulling down just two webpages. Because of this
change I think it is safe to increase the update frequency to three times
a week (4am Sunday, Tuesday, Thurday). |
|16-Aug-2006||Springer recently redesigned their SpringerLINK online library.
After the initial change-over, urls which used the OpenURL standard
were not being interpretted correctly. This caused the urls above to
stop working. However, the problem seems to have been quickly fixed
on Springer's end and my urls appear to be functional now. The new
SpringerLINK website poses one other problem -- my auto-update script
will no longer work correctly. I will have to temporarily disable
auto-updates until I get a chance to have a look at the new data
|17-July-2006||The listing for ACISP has been corrected to include all the
volumes back to 1996. Note that ACISP 2000 (vol. 1841) is not
in the SpringerLINK archive so it is not included in the list.
|18-June-2006||By request, a regular conference entry has been added for ACNS
(Applied Cryptography and Network Security) -- note that the fourth
ACNS just took place. Also, some errors in links to FSE, ICICS and
ICISC proceedings were fixed (did you know that FSE 1997 is listed in
Springer's LNCS database three times?). Finally, some new volumes
which match the key phrase "public key" have been added.
|25-May-2006||Added some new volumes to the list, including "Composition of
Secure Multi-Party Protocols" (2815) and others with the word "secure"
in their titles. |
|07-Mar-2006||Added a regular conference entry for TCC - Theory of
|05-Feb-2006||The saga continues... Springer has now apparently scratched its
"historical archive". This means that all the pre-1997 LNCS volumes
are now back with the more recent LNCS volumes. This happened
sometime in the week prior to 29-Jan-2006. I've updated my script
(again!) and I think everything is OK now. Thank-you to those people
who pointed out some unusual links (e.g. CRYPTO 2018) after last
week's update. |
|14-Jan-2006||I emailed Springer in early December and asked what happened to
the pre-1997 LNCS volumes. They responded promptly and explained that
the volumes are still available on-line, it's just that they have been
moved into their historical
|2-Dec-2005||It appears that Springer has removed all LNCS volumes published
prior to 1997 from their online database! The urls that I had
previously constructed no longer work. This appears to have happened
in the week 20-27 November 2005. I wonder why they did
|21-July-2005||I've moved the site to a machine inside the School of Computer
Science at Carleton University. I started a postdoctoral fellowship
at Carleton in late June. |
|18-July-2005||Due to an OS upgrade on one of the university machines, the
crontab file which was automatically updating this webpage was dropped
from its queue. This happened about a month ago but I didn't notice
until now. I've restored the crontab file and updated the links.
Weekly updates should continue to work as they did previously.
|6-May-2005||Added a regular conference entry for ACISP.
|24-March-2005||In late January 2005, Springer updated their LNCS webpage. This
caused one of the scripts which I use to update the links above to
stop working. I have finally found time to fix things and so the
automatic updates should continue as before.|
|19-June-2004||Created web page.|