[fc-announce] CFP FC'06: Financial Cryptography and Data Security (resend)

Avi Rubin rubin@jhu.edu
Tue, 2 Aug 2005 13:58:29 -0400

	        [resend--apologies for any duplication]

                            Call for Papers

             FC'06: Financial Cryptography and Data Security

                     Tenth International Conference
                      February 27 to March 2, 2006
                      Anguilla, British West Indies

                 Submissions Due Date: October 17, 2005

Program Chairs: Giovanni Di Crescenzo (Telcordia)
                 Avi Rubin (Johns Hopkins University)

General Chair: Patrick McDaniel (Penn State University)

Local Arrangements Chair: Rafael Hirschfeld (Unipay Technologies)

At its 10th year edition, Financial Cryptography and Data Security
(FC'06) is a well established and major international forum for
research, advanced development, education, exploration, and debate
regarding security in the context of finance and commerce. We will
continue last year's augmentation of the conference title and expansion
of our scope to cover all aspects of securing transactions and systems.
These aspects include a range of technical areas such as: cryptography,
payment systems, secure transaction architectures, software systems and
tools, user and operator interfaces, fraud prevention, secure IT
infrastructure, and analysis methodologies. Our focus will also
encompass financial, legal, business and policy aspects. Material both
on theoretical (fundamental) aspects of securing systems, on secure
applications and real-world deployments will be considered.

The conference goal is to bring together top cryptographers,
data-security specialists, and scientists with economists, bankers,
implementers, and policy makers. Intimate and colorful by tradition,
the FC'06 program will feature invited talks, academic presentations,
technical demonstrations, and panel discussions. In addition, we will
celebrate this 10th year edition with a number of initiatives, such as:
especially focused session, technical and historical state-of-the-art
panels, and one session of surveys.

This conference is organized annually by the International Financial
Cryptography Association (IFCA).

Original papers, surveys and presentations on all aspects of financial
and commerce security are invited. Submissions must have a visible
bearing on financial and commerce security issues, but can be
interdisciplinary in nature and need not be exclusively concerned with
cryptography or security. Possible topics for submission to the various
sessions include, but are not limited to:

Anonymity and Privacy           Microfinance and
Auctions                        Micropayments
Audit and Auditability          Monitoring, Management and
Authentication and              Operations
Identification, including       Reputation Systems
Biometrics                      RFID-Based and Contactless
Certification and               Payment Systems
Authorization                   Risk Assessment and
Commercial Cryptographic        Management
Applications                    Secure Banking and Financial
Commercial Transactions and     Web Services
Contracts                       Securing Emerging
Digital Cash and Payment        Computational Paradigms
Systems                         Security and Risk
Digital Incentive and           Perceptions and Judgments
Loyalty Systems                 Security Economics
Digital Rights Management       Smart Cards and Secure
Financial Regulation and        Tokens
Reporting                       Trust Management
Fraud Detection                 Trustability and
Game Theoretic Approaches to    Trustworthiness
Security                        Underground-Market Economics
Identity Theft, Physhing and    Usability and Acceptance of
Social Engineering              Security Systems
Infrastructure Design           User and Operator Interfaces
Legal and Regulatory Issues     Voting system security

                      Submission Instructions

Submission Categories

FC'06 is inviting submissions in four categories: (1) research papers,
(2) systems and applications presentations, (3) panel sessions, (4)
surveys. For all accepted submissions, at least one author must attend
the conference and present the work.

Research Papers

Research papers should describe novel scientific contributions to the
field, and they will be subject to rigorous peer review. Papers can be
a maximum of 15 pages in length (including references and appendices),
and accepted submissions will be published in full in the conference

Systems and Application Presentations

Submissions in this category should describe novel or successful
systems with an emphasis on secure digital commerce applications.
Presentations may concern commercial systems, academic prototypes, or
open-source projects for any of the topics listed above. Where
appropriate, software or hardware demonstrations are encouraged as part
of the presentations in these sessions. Submissions in this category
should consist of a short summary of the work (1-6 pages in length) to
be reviewed by the Program Committee, along with a short biography of
the presenters. Accepted submissions will be presented at the
conference (25 minutes per presentation), and a one-page abstract will
be published in the conference proceedings.

Panel Sessions

Proposals for panel sessions are also solicited, and should include a
brief description of the panel as well as prospective participants.
Accepted panel sessions will be presented at the conference, and each
participant will contribute a one-page abstract to be published in the
conference proceedings.


A limited number of surveys presentations may also be included in the
program. We encourage submissions that summarize the current state of
the art on any well-defined subset of the above listed submission
topics. A limited description of visions on future directions of
research in these topics would also be appreciated. Survey submissions
can be significantly shorter than research paper submissions.

Preparation Instructions

Submissions to the research papers, systems/application presentation
categories and surveys must be received by the due date. Papers must be
formatted in standard PostScript, PDF format, or MS Word. Submissions
in other formats will be rejected. All papers must be submitted
electronically according to the instructions and forms found on this
web site and at the submission site.

Authors should provide names and affiliations at submission time, and
have the option of including or not names and affiliations in their
submitted papers, that must include on their first page the title of
the paper, the a brief abstract, and a list of topical keywords.
Accepted submissions will be included in the conference proceedings to
be published in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science
(LNCS) series after the conference, so the submissions must be
formatted in the standard LNCS format (15 page limit). Authors of
accepted submissions will be required to complete and sign an IFCA
copyright form. A pre-proceedings volume containing preliminary
versions of the papers will be distributed at the conference.

Questions about all conference submissions should be directed to the
Program Chairs.

Paper Submission

Authors should only submit work that does not substantially overlap
with work that is currently submitted or has been accepted for
publication to a conference with proceedings or a journal.

Please check back as the deadline approaches for a link to the
submission server.

The Rump Session

FC'06 will also include the popular "rump session" held on one of the
evenings in an informal, social atmosphere. The rump session is a
program of short (5-7 minute), informal presentations on works in
progress, off-the-cuff ideas, and any other matters pertinent to the
conference. Any conference attendee is welcome to submit a presentation
to the Rump Session Chair (to be announced). This submission should
consist of a talk title, the name of the presenter, and, if desired, a
very brief abstract. Submissions may be sent via e-mail, or submitted
in person through the Monday of the conference.

Program Committee

Matt Blaze, University of Pennsylvania
Alfredo De Santis, University of Salerno, Italy
Sven Dietrich, CERT Research Center
Juan Garay, Bell Labs
Dan Geer, Verdasys
Ari Juels, RSA
Aggelos Kiayias, University of Connecticut
Yoshi Kohno, University of California San Diego
Arjen Lenstra, Bell Labs and Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Helger Lipmaa, Cybernetica AS and University of Tartu
Steve Myers, Indiana University
Andrew Odlyzko, University of Minnesota
Tatsuaki Okamoto, NTT
Carles Padro, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
Andrew Patrick, NRC, Canada
Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, Ruhr-University Bochum
Kazue Sako, NEC
Dawn Song, CMU
Stuart Stubblebine, University of California Davis & Stubblebine Labs
Adam Stubblefield, Independent Security Evaluators
Paul Syverson, NRL
Mike Szydlo, RSA
Gene Tsudik, University of California Irvine
Doug Tygar, Berkeley University
Alma Whitten, Google
Yacov Yacobi, Microsoft Research
Moti Yung, RSA & Columbia University
Yuliang Zheng, University of North Carolina

Important Dates:

Paper Submission:   October 17, 2005
Notification:       December 8th, 2005
Pre-Proceedings:    January 27th, 2005
Conference dates:   February 27 to March 2, 2006
Post Proceedings:   April 10, 2006

Avi Rubin
Professor, Computer Science
Technical Director, Information Security Institute
Johns Hopkins University

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