[fc-announce] Financial Cryptography 2007 Call for Papers

Sven Dietrich spock@cert.org
Fri, 28 Jul 2006 11:41:39 -0400 (EDT)

Dear Colleague,

    please find below the first Call for Papers for FC'07.

Best regards,

Sven Dietrich
Dr. Sven Dietrich    CERT Research - Software Engineering Institute
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First Call for Papers

FC'07: Financial Cryptography and Data Security

Eleventh International Conference
February 12-15, 2007
Lowlands, Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago

Submissions Due Date: October 9, 2006, 11:59pm, EDT (UTC-4)

Program Chair: 	Sven Dietrich (Carnegie Mellon University)
General Chair:  Rafael Hirschfeld (Unipay)

At its 11th year edition, Financial Cryptography and Data Security (FC'07)
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, 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,and on secure applications and
real-world deployments will be considered.

The conference goal is to bring together top cryptographers, data-security
specialists, and computer scientists with economists, bankers, implementers,
and policy makers. Intimate and colorful by tradition, the FC'07 program
will feature invited talks, academic presentations, technical
demonstrations, and panel discussions.

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

For those interested, last year's proceedings are available from Springer.

Submission Instructions

Submission Categories

FC'07 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. 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).

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


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 or PDF format. 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

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, 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

Questions about all conference submissions should be directed to the Program
Chair at fc07chair@cert.org

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.

Paper submission will occur via website to be announced at a later time.

The Rump Session

FC'07 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

Associated Workshop

There will be a Usability Workshop held in conjunction with FC 2007. Details
will be published at a later time.

Program Committee

Alessandro Acquisti, Carnegie Mellon University
Jon Callas, PGP Corporation
Yvo Desmedt, University College London
Giovanni di Crescenzo, Telcordia Technologies
Roger Dingledine, The Freehaven Project
Bernhard Esslinger, Deutsche Bank
Philippe Golle, PARC
Klaus Kursawe, Philips Research Eindhoven
Arjen Lenstra, EPFL
Patrick McDaniel, Penn State University
Tatsuaki Okamoto, NTT
Kazue Sako, NEC
Radu Sion, SUNY Stony Brook
Stuart Stubblebine, Stubblebine Consulting
Paul Syverson, NRL
Mike Szydlo, RSA
Jonathan Trostle, ASK Consulting and Research
Moti Yung, RSA & Columbia University
Yuliang Zheng, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Important Dates:

Paper Submission: 	  	October 9, 2006
Notification: 	  	        December 11, 2006
Pre-Proceedings: 	  	January 11, 2007
Conference dates: 	  	February 12-15, 2007
Post Proceedings: 	  	April 10, 2007