[fc-announce] CFP: Financial Cryptography 2007, Feb 12-15, 2007, Tobago (submission deadline Oct 9, 2006)

Sven Dietrich spock@cert.org
Tue, 12 Sep 2006 17:11:33 -0400 (EDT)

Dear Colleague,

   please find below the call for papers for Financial Cryptography 2007, 
Feb 12-15, 2007.. The online paper submission service is now active. 
Please visit http://fc07.ifca.ai/ for more details.

Best regards,

Sven Dietrich
Program Chair, FC 2007

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, Phishing 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 

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 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 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, 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.

To submit your paper, use our online submission service..

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 conference.

Associated Workshop

There will be a Usability Workshop held in conjunction with FC 2007.

Program Committee

Alessandro Acquisti, Carnegie Mellon University
Jon Callas, PGP Corporation
Yvo Desmedt, University College London
Giovanni di Crescenzo, Telcordia Technologies
Roger Dingledine, The Free Haven 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