[fc] FC '03: Second Call for Participation

David Pointcheval David.Pointcheval@ens.fr
Wed, 11 Dec 2002 10:54:52 +0100

Financial Cryptography 2003
January 27-30, 2003
Le Gosier, Guadeloupe, French West Indies

 *   The early registration deadline is December 16th.              *
 *   After, the registration fee will be increased by 150 USD.      *
 *   For details and online registration: http://www.ifca.ai/fc03   *

2nd Call for Participation

Financial Cryptography is  the only international conference dedicated
to the understanding of cryptography  and its relevance to all aspects
of  the world  of finance.   The conference  brings together  the best
cryptographers and technologists with businesses, bankers, lawyers and
policy makers  to further the understanding  of what can  be done with
cryptography and what needs to be done for the world of finance.

Topics for the conference range from Anonymity to Authentication, from
Digital Cash  to Digital Rights Management, from  Legal and Regulatory
Issues  to Loyalty  Mechanisms and  from Payments  Systems  to Privacy
issues.  The program  is a combination of peer  reviewed papers, panel
discussions and invited talks (see  below) and the proceedings will be
published  in the  Springer-Verlag Lecture  Notes in  Computer Science

The schedule is now available  at the web site, along with information
about discounted hotel accommodation  and travel.


Invited Speaker 1 - Richard L. Field
  (US Delegate UNCITRAL E-Commerce Working Group
   Secretary ABA Section of Science and Technology Law)
  Title: Listening In on the UN: Technology Lessons from the Diplomats

  Enabling rules  on electronic signatures  and records, international
  registry systems and electronic documents of title have all been the
  topics of  recent international negotiation--at the  U.N., the Hague
  Conference, UNIDROIT and other international diplomatic bodies. This
  talk  will look  at recent  successes, failures  and  ongoing global
  harmonization work that have a  direct bearing on the development of
  payment and financial systems.

Invited Speaker 2 -- Tim Jones (Mondex)
  Title: Digital Cash - ahead of its time or just a bad idea?

  Mondex was  an attempt to  bring crypto to  the masses.  Why  did it
  fail? Did it have any successes? What was learned?

Panel 1 - Economics of Security
  Moderator: L. Jean Camp (Harvard)
  Tentative Participants:
             Drew Dean (SRI)
             Andrew Odlyzko (University of Minnesota)
             Stuart Schechter (Harvard)

  Do we spend enough on electronic  security? How can we judge when we
  are spending too much? Is  there any way to evaluate expenditure? Is
  the value of cryptography subject to economic measurement?

Panel 2 - Trusted Computing Platforms: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
  Moderator: Moti Yung (Columbia University)

  TCPA and  Palladium "trusted  platform" activities have  raised many
  questions  and  objections. In  this  panel,  we  will confront  the
  proponent  and opponents  of these  ideas and  raise  more awareness
  regarding ways of use and abuse of these ideas.

Panel 3 - Does anyone really need MicroPayments?"
  Moderator: Nicko van Someren (nCipher)


Financial  Cryptography is  organized by  the  International Financial
Cryptography Association (IFCA). More information can be obtained from
the IFCA web site  at http://www.ifca.ai/ or contacting the conference
general chairs, Phong Nguyen and David Pointcheval, at fc03@ens.fr.