Call for Papers

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CARDIS has been the venue for security experts from industry and academia to exchange on security of smart cards and related applications since 1994. Smart cards play an increasingly important role in our day-to-day life through their use in banking cards, SIM cards, electronic passports, and IoT devices. It is thus naturally of utmost importance to understand their security features and to develop sound protocols and countermeasures while keeping reasonable performance. In this respect, CARDIS aims to gather security experts from industry, academia, and standardization bodies to make steps forward in the field of embedded security.

The 22nd edition of CARDIS is organized by the Complex Cyber Infrastructure group of the University of Amsterdam in Amsterdam, NL. CARDIS 2023 will be an in-person event, with the possibility to attend talks remotely (presenters are required to participate to the conference in presence).


The program committee is seeking original papers on the design, development, deployment, evaluation, penetration testing and application of smart cards and secure embedded systems. Submissions across a broad range of the development phase are encouraged, from exploratory research and proof-of-concept studies to practical applications and deployment. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit papers electronically in PDF format using the submission form available on Submissions must be original, unpublished, anonymous and not submitted to journals or other conferences with proceedings. Submissions must be written in English and should be at most 20 pages in total (including references and appendices). Papers not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration. All submissions will be blind-refereed. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper. The proceedings will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Both submissions and accepted papers must follow the LNCS default author instructions accessible on the Springer webpage:

Important Dates

Submission deadline: June 30, 2023 Submission site
Notification of acceptance: September 16, 2023
Pre-proceedings paper due: October 2, 2023
Conference dates: November 15-16, 2023
Final version due: November 30, 2023

All deadlines are 23:59:59 Anywhere on Earth (AoE).


General Chair: Francesco Regazzoni, University of Amsterdam, NL

Program Chairs: Shivam Bhasin, Nanyang Technological University, SG, and Thomas Roche, NinjaLab, FR

Local Arrangements Co-Chairs: Kostas Papagiannopoulos, University of Amsterdam, NL, and Marco Brohet, University of Amsterdam, NL