[fc-announce] Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2012 (FC'12) Call For Papers

Angelos D. Keromytis angelos at cs.columbia.edu
Wed Jun 15 15:39:41 CEST 2011

           Financial Cryptography and Data Security
                   February 27 - March 2, 2012
               Divi Flamingo Beach Resort, Bonaire

Financial Cryptography and Data Security is a major international
forum for research, advanced development, education, exploration, and
debate regarding information assurance, with a specific focus on
commercial contexts. The conference covers all aspects of securing
transactions and systems. Original works focusing on both fundamental
and applied real-world deployments on all aspects surrounding
commerce security are solicited. Submissions need not be exclusively
concerned with cryptography. Systems security and inter-disciplinary
works are particularly encouraged.


Anonymity and Privacy
Auctions and Audits
Authentication and Identification
Backup Authentication
Certification and Authorization
Cloud Computing Security
Commercial Cryptographic Applications
Contracts and Transactions
Data Outsourcing Security
Digital Cash and Payment Systems
Digital Incentive and Loyalty Systems
Digital Rights Management
Fraud Detection
Game Theoretic Approaches to Security
Identity Theft
Information Security
Infrastructure Design Legal and Regulatory Issues
Management and Operations
Microfinance and Micropayments
Mobile Internet Device Security
Phishing and Social Engineering
Privacy-enhancing Systems
Reputation Systems
RFID-Based and Contactless Payment Systems
Risk Assessment and Management
Secure Banking and Financial Web Services
Secure Tokens and Hardware
Securing Emerging Computational Paradigms
Security and Risk Perceptions and Judgments
Security Economics
Trust Management
Underground-Market Economics
Virtual Economies
Voting Systems


Submissions are sought in the following categories: (i) regular papers
(15 pg LNCS format), (ii) short papers (8 pg), (iii) panels and
workshops (2 pg), and (iv) posters (1 pg). Submissions need not and
should not be anonymized. More information at:

Workshop Proposal Submission:  July 27, 2011
                            (notification on August 30, 2011)
Paper Submission:              September 15, 2011
                            (notification on November 18, 2011)
Poster and Panel Submission:   December 2, 2011
                            (notification on December 12, 2011)
Final Papers:                  December 16, 2010


General Chair:  Rafael Hirschfeld, Unipay Technologies, Netherlands
Program Chair:  Angelos D. Keromytis, Columbia University, USA

Mikhail Atallah, Purdue University, USA
Konstantin Beznosov, University of British Columbia, Canada
Mike Bond, Cambridge University, UK
Jan Camenisch, IBM, Switzerland
Sonia Chiasson, Carleton University, Canada
Nicolas Christin, CMU, USA
David Mandell Freeman, Stanford University, USA
Virgil Gligor, CMU, USA
Dieter Gollmann, Technische Universitat Hamburg, Germany
J. Alex Halderman, University of Michigan, USA
John Ioannidis, Google, USA
Sotiris Ioannidis, FORTH, Greece
Stanislaw Jarecki, UC Irvine, USA
Somesh Jha, University of Wisconsin, USA
Jonathan Katz, University of Maryland, USA
Engin Kirda, Northeastern University, USA
Tadayoshi Kohno, University of Washington, USA
Wenke Lee, Georgia Tech, USA
Corrado Leita, Symantec Research Labs Europe, France
Arjen Lenstra, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Ninghui Li, Purdue University, USA
Helger Lipmaa, Cybernetica AS, Estonia
Tal Malkin, Columbia University, USA
Patrick McDaniel, Penn State University, USA
Catherine Meadows, Naval Research Labs, USA
David Molnar, Microsoft Research, USA
Fabian Monrose, University of North Carolina, USA
Anil Somayaji, Carleton University, Canada
Jessica Staddon, Google, USA
Angelos Stavrou, George Mason University, USA
Carmela Troncoso, KU Leuven, Belgium
Lenore Zuck, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA


Papers must be formatted in standard LNCS format and submitted as PDF
files. Submissions in other formats will be rejected. All papers must
be submitted electronically according to the instructions and forms
found on the submission site. Post-proceedings of the event will be
published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

Authors may only submit work that does not substantially overlap with
work that is currently submitted or has been accepted for publication
to a conference/workshop with proceedings or a journal. We consider
double submission serious research fraud and will treat it as such. In
case of doubt contact the program chair for any clarifications at
fc12chair at ifca.ai.

Regular Research Papers. Research papers should describe novel,
previously unpublished 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. Submissions are limited to 15 pages.

Short Papers. Short papers are also subject to peer review, however,
the intention is to encourage authors to introduce work in progress,
novel applications and corporate/industrial experiences. Short papers
will be evaluated with a focus on novelty and potential for sparking
participants' interest and future research avenues. Short paper
submissions are limited to 8 pages in standard LNCS format. The paper
title for short papers must include the text '(a short paper)'.

Panel Proposals. We especially would like to encourage submissions of
panel proposals. These should include a very brief description of the
panel topics, as well as of the prospective panelists. Accepted panel
sessions will be presented at the conference. Moreover, each
participant will contribute a one-page abstract to be published in the
conference proceedings. Please feel free to contact us directly if you
would like to further discuss the suitability of a certain topic.
Panel submissions should be up to 2 pages, sent to fc12chair at ifca.ai.

Posters. The poster session is the perfect venue to share a
provocative opinion, interesting established or preliminary work, or a
cool idea that will spark discussion. Poster presenters will benefit
from a multi-hour session to discuss their work, get exposure, and
receive feedback from attendees. Poster submissions should be 1 page
(in the same LNCS format). Please keep in mind that the poster
deadline is later than the main paper submission deadline. The posters
will be published in the proceedings. Poster proposals should be sent
to the posters chair at fc12chair at ifca.ai.

Workshop Proposals. Proposals for workshops to be held at FC 2012 are
also solicited. A workshop can be full day or half day in
length. Workshop proposals should include: (i) a title, (ii) a call
for papers, (iii) a brief summary and justification -- including how
it would fit into the greater FC scope, (iv) a (tentative) Program
Committee and its Chair, (v) one-paragraph bios for key organizers,
and (vi) the expected (or previous - if workshop has been held in
previous years) number of submissions, participants and acceptance
rates. Workshop proposals should be sent fc12workshops at ifca.ai.

The Rump Session. FC'12 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 at the conference). 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
in the morning on the day of the session.

The Financial Cryptography and Data Security Conference is organized
by The International Financial Cryptography Association (IFCA).

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