[fc-announce] FC 2017 - Call for Papers

Aggelos Kiayias akiayias at inf.ed.ac.uk
Sun Sep 18 12:47:51 CEST 2016

Call for Papers
Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2017

Twenty-First International Conference
April 3–7, 2017
The Palace Hotel

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 financial, economic and commercial transaction security. Original works focusing on securing commercial transactions and systems are solicited; fundamental as well as applied real-world deployments on all aspects surrounding commerce security are of interest. Submissions need not be exclusively concerned with cryptography. Systems security, economic or behavioral perspectives, and interdisciplinary efforts are particularly encouraged.

Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:
Access Control
Anonymity and Privacy
Applied Cryptography
Auctions and Mechanisms
Authentication and Identification
Behavioral Aspects of Security and Privacy
Blockchain Applications
Certification and Audits
Cloud Computing and Data Outsourcing Security
Commercial Cryptographic Applications
Contactless Payment and Ticketing Systems
Cryptographic Currencies
Digital Cash and Payment Systems
Digital Rights Management
Distributed Ledgers
Economics of Security and Privacy
Electronic Commerce Security
Electronic Crime and Underground Markets
Fraud Detection and Forensics
Game Theory for Security and Privacy
Identity Theft
Insider Threats
Legal and Regulatory Issues
Microfinance and Micropayments
Mobile Systems Security and Privacy
Phishing and Social Engineering
Reputation Systems
Risk Assessment and Management
Secure Banking and Financial Services
Smart Contracts and Financial Instruments
Smartcards, Secure Tokens and Secure Hardware
Social Networks Security and Privacy
Trust Management
Usability and Security
Virtual Goods and Virtual Economies
Voting Systems
Web Security

Important Dates

Workshop proposal submission    September 30th, 2016
Workshop proposal notification  October 10th, 2016
Paper submission        November 4th, 2016
Paper notification      January 6th, 2017
Poster and panel submission     January 18th, 2017
Poster and panel notification   January 27th, 2017
Final papers    February 17th, 2017
Conference      April 3-7, 2017

Submissions are accepted until 11:59pm, UTC-11.

Submissions are sought in the following categories:
(i) regular papers (15 pages LNCS format excluding references and appendices),
(ii) short papers (8 pages LNCS format in total),
(iii) panel and workshop proposals (2 pages), and
(iv) posters (1 page).
The regular and short paper submissions must be anonymous, with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgments, or obvious references. In contrast, panel, workshop proposals, and poster submissions must include author names and affiliations.

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 here and at the submission site. For each accepted paper the conference requires at least one registration at the general or academic rate.

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 chairs for any clarifications at fc17chair at ifca.ai.

Paper submissions should be uploaded through the conference submission website. Poster submissions and panel proposals should be sent to fc17chair 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 in standard LNCS format excluding references and appendices. A total page restriction may apply for the printed proceedings version. Committee members are not required to read the appendices, so the full papers should be intelligible without them. Regular papers must be anonymous with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgments, or obvious references.

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 in total. The paper title for short papers should necessarily include the text "Short Paper:" Accepted submissions will be included in the conference proceedings. Short papers must be also anonymous with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgments, or obvious references.

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 must not be anonymous and should be up to 2 pages, sent to fc17chair at ifca.ai.


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 a 1-page abstract (in the same LNCS format) describing the poster. Please keep in mind that the poster deadline is later than the main paper submission deadline. The poster abstracts will be published in the proceedings. Poster proposals must not be anonymous and should be sent to the posters chair at fc17chair at ifca.ai.

Workshop Proposals

Proposals for workshops to be held at FC17 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 biographies 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 must not be anonymous and should be sent to fc17workshops at ifca.ai.

The Rump Session

FC17 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 minutes), 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.

Student Stipends

IFCA is seeking funding to continue its program of financial support specifically for students attending FC, and students are encouraged to submit work in anticipation that funding will be found.  Previous grants prioritized students presenting at the conference or associated workshops and students fresh to the field, but all students are encouraged to apply.  If you are interested in applying for stipend support, please email the FC17 general chairs at fc17general at ifca.ai with subject line 'student stipend' and a letter of support from your home institution confirming your student status and stating that a stipend would help make it possible for you to attend the conference.

Program Chair
Aggelos Kiayias, University of Edinburgh, UK

Program Committee
Masayuki Abe, NTT Secure Platform Laboratories, Japan
Ross Anderson, Cambridge University, UK
Diego Aranha, University of Campinas, Brazil
Frederik Armknecht, University of Mannheim, Germany
Giuseppe Ateniese, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Foteini Baldimtsi, George Mason University, USA
Alex Biryukov, University of Luxembourg, Luxemburg
Jeremiah Blocki, Purdue University, USA
Rainer Böhme, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Joseph Bonneau, Stanford University, USA
Jean Camp, Indiana University, USA
Srdjan Capkun, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Christian Cachin, IBM Zurich, Switzerland
Jung Hee Cheon, Seoul National University, Korea
Nicolas Christin, Carnegie Mellon Unviersity, USA
Jeremy Clark, Concordia University, CA
Jean Paul Degabriele, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
Dario Fiore, IMDEA Software Institute, Madrid, Spain
Matthew Green, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Thomas Gross, Newcastle University, UK
Jaap-Henk Hoepman, Radboud University, The Netherlands
Nicholas Hopper, University of Minnesota, USA
Kévin Huguenin, LAAS-CNRS, France
Stanislaw Jarecki, University California Irvine, USA
Marc Joye, NXP Semiconductors, USA
Stefan Katzenbeisser, Technical University Darmstadt, Germany
Gaëtan Leurent, Inria, France
Andrew Miller,  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Payman Mohassel, Visa Research, USA
Arvind Narayan, Princeton University, USA
Charalampos Papamanthou, University of Maryland, USA
Rafael Pass, Cornell University, USA
Bart Preneel, KU Leuven, Belgium
Elizabeth Quaglia, Ηuawei Technologies, France
Kazue Sako, NEC, Japan
Dominique Schröder, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Douglas Stebila, McMaster University,  Canada
Qiang Tang, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Kami Vaniea, University of Edinburgh, UK
Serge Vaudenay, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Eric Wustrow, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Bingsheng Zhang, Lancaster University, UK
Zhenfeng Zhang, Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Hong-Sheng Zhou, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Vasilis Zikas, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Aviv Zohar, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
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