[fc-announce] Call for Papers: Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2019

Ian Goldberg and Tyler Moore fc19chair at ifca.ai
Sat Sep 1 22:07:45 CEST 2018

Submissions are now open for Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2019!


On 2018-07-26 13:50, Ian Goldberg and Tyler Moore wrote:
>Call for Papers
>             Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2019
>                 Twenty-Third International Conference
>                          February 18–22, 2019
>                       St. Kitts Marriott Resort
>                               St. Kitts
>                     https://fc19.ifca.ai/cfp.html
>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
>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
>    * Biometrics
>    * Certification and Audits
>    * Cloud Computing and Data Outsourcing Security
>    * Commercial Cryptographic Applications
>    * Contactless Payment and Ticketing Systems
>    * Digital Rights Management
>    * 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
>    * Privacy and Anonymity-enhancing Technologies
>    * 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
>New this year: Since its founding in 1997, Financial Cryptography and
>Data Security has published research on digital currencies. With the
>explosion of interest in cryptocurrencies prompted by the introduction
>of Bitcoin, research papers on cryptocurrencies have appeared in both
>the main conference and, since 2014, the Workshop on Bitcoin and
>Blockchain Research. In recognition of this burgeoning field, the FC
>steering committee has decided to incorporate the workshop into
>the main
>conference as a new blockchain track. As such, Financial Cryptography
>and Data Security now serves as the premier venue for
>cryptocurrency and
>blockchain research. Topics of interest for the blockchain track
>include, but are not limited to:
>    * Applications Using or Built on Top of Bitcoin
>    * The Bitcoin Protocol and Extensions
>    * Blockchain Applications
>    * Case Studies (e.g., of adoption, attacks, forks, scams, …)
>    * Cryptocurrency Adoption and Transition Dynamics
>    * Digital Cash and Payment Systems
>    * Distributed Ledgers
>    * Economic and Monetary Aspects of Cryptocurrencies
>    * Economics and/or Game Theoretic Analysis of Cryptocurrency Protocols
>    * Forensics and Monitoring
>    * Fraud Detection and Financial Crime Prevention
>    * Legal, Ethical and Societal Aspects of (Decentralized) Virtual Currencies
>    * Peer-to-Peer Networks
>    * Permissioned and Permissionless Blockchains
>    * Proof-of-work, -stake, -burn, and Virtual Mining
>    * Real-world Measurements and Metrics
>    * Regulation and Law Enforcement
>    * Relation of Cryptocurrencies to Other Payment Systems
>    * Transaction Graph Analysis
>    * Usability and User Studies
>The intent is that the blockchain track will not be in parallel to
>either the rest of the conference proper, nor to the workshops. Papers
>from the conference, whether in the blockchain track or not, will be
>presented from Monday to Thursday of the conference week, without
>parallel sessions to the extent possible.  The workshops, as in
>years, will be held in parallel to each other on Friday.
>                            Important Dates
>Workshop proposal submission August 13, 2018
>Workshop proposal            August 22, 2018
>Paper registration           September 18, 2018 (firm!)
>Paper submission             To be decided on September 18, 2018
>(see below)
>Paper notification           November 14, 2018
>Poster and panel submission  November 23, 2018
>Poster and panel             December 3, 2018
>Final pre-proceeding papers  December 20, 2018
>Conference                   February 18–22, 2019
>Submissions are accepted until 11:59pm, UTC-11.
>                  What's the deal with the deadline?!
>New this year: A number of conferences, including this one in the past,
>have had the habit of announcing one deadline, only to extend it by 3–7
>days as the deadline approached, often citing fictitious "popular
>requests" as an excuse. This year, the effect will be the same, but we
>will be more transparent about the process.
>All papers must be registered by Tue Sep 18, 2018. This means the
>titles, authors, abstracts, topics, submission options, conflicts, etc.
>(everything except the PDF of the paper itself) must be entered
>into the
>submission system by this date. This date is firm and will not be
>On September 17, 2018, we will announce (in this space) a block height
>on the Bitcoin blockchain that we expect to be found the following day.
>Once the block of that height is found and confirmed, let the last hex
>digit of the hash of that block be L. Then the FC19 paper submission
>deadline will be September (21+ceil(sqrt(L))), 2018. In table form:
>                L                Paper submission deadline
>                0                Sep 21, 2018
>                1                Sep 22, 2018
>                2, 3, 4          Sep 23, 2018
>                5, 6, 7, 8, 9    Sep 24, 2018
>                A, B, C, D, E, F Sep 25, 2018
>When the paper submission deadline has been determined in this
>way, this
>page will be updated, and that deadline will be firm. The program
>chairs' interpretation of the above algorithm is final.
>If this seems too bizarre to make sense of, then just pretend the paper
>submission deadline is Sep 21, 2018, and you'll be fine.
>                               Submission
>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 and 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/poster the
>conference requires at least one registration at the general or
>rate, and paper authors must sign the IFCA copyright form when
>submitting the final version.
>Authors may submit only 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
>fc19chair at ifca.ai.
>Paper submissions should be uploaded through the conference submission
>website, where authors should also report any conflicts with program
>committee members. A conflict exists if an author has the
>same affiliation as a committee member, has ever acted as their PhD
>supervisor or been supervised by them, or if they have been co-authors
>on a paper within the past two years.
>Poster submissions and panel proposals should be sent to
>fc19chair at ifca.ai.
>Papers that are submitted but ultimately not accepted to the main
>conference may be considered for acceptance at one of the associated
>workshops. If you would like to take advantage of this, please indicate
>this preference when submitting your paper.
>                        Regular Research Papers
>Research papers should describe novel, previously unpublished
>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
>                              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 also be anonymous with no author names, affiliations,
>acknowledgments, or obvious references. The authors of some submissions
>not accepted as regular research papers may be offered the option of
>acceptance as a short paper.
>                            Panel Proposals
>We especially would like to encourage submissions of panel proposals.
>These should include a brief description of the panel topics, as
>well as
>of the prospective panelists. Accepted panel sessions will be presented
>at the conference. 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
>fc19chair 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 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. Poster
>proposals must not be anonymous and should be sent to the posters chair
>at fc19chair at ifca.ai.
>                           Workshop Proposals
>Proposals for workshops to be held at FC19 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(s); (v)
>one-paragraph biographies for key organizers; and (vi) the expected (or
>previous, if the 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 fc19workshops at ifca.ai.
>                            The Rump Session
>FC19 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
>                            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 FC19 general chair at
>fc19general at ifca.ai with
>subject line "student stipend" and a letter of support from your thesis
>supervisor or home institution confirming your student status and
>stating that a stipend would help make it possible for you to
>attend the
>                             Program Chairs
>    Ian Goldberg          University of Waterloo, CA
>    Tyler Moore           The University of Tulsa, USA
>                           Program Committee
>    Shashank Agrawal      Visa Research, US
>    Ross Anderson         Cambridge University, UK
>    Elli Androulaki       IBM Research - Zurich, CH
>    Diego F. Aranha       Aarhus University, DK / University of Campinas, BR
>    Frederik Armknecht    University of Mannheim, DE
>    Foteini Baldimtsi     George Mason University, US
>    Iddo Bentov           Cornell Tech, US
>    Alex Biryukov         University of Luxembourg, LU
>    Jeremiah Blocki       Purdue University, US
>    Rainer Böhme          Universität Innsbruck, AT
>    Joseph Bonneau        New York University, US
>    Alvaro A. Cardenas    University of Texas at Dallas, US
>    Pern Hui Chia         Google, CH
>    Sonia Chiasson        Carleton University, CA
>    Nicolas Christin      Carnegie Mellon University, US
>    Jeremy Clark          Concordia University, CA
>    Gaby Dagher           Boise State University, US
>    George Danezis        University College London, UK
>    Matteo Dell'Amico     Symantec Research Labs, FR
>    Maria Dubovitskaya    IBM Research - Zurich, CH
>    Benjamin Edwards      IBM Research, US
>    Tariq Elahi           University of Edinburgh, UK
>    William Enck          North Carolina State University, US
>    Ittay Eyal            Technion, IL
>    Antonio Faonio        IMDEA Software, ES
>    Simone Fischer-Hübner Karlstad University, SE
>    Bryan Ford            EPFL, CH
>    Stephanie Forrest     Arizona State, US
>    Juan Garay            Texas A&M University, US
>    Christina Garman      Purdue University, US
>    Matthew D. Green      Johns Hopkins University, US
>    Rachel Greenstadt     Drexel University, US
>    Jens Grossklags       Technical University of Munich, DE
>    Feng Hao              Newcastle University, UK
>    Ethan Heilman         Boston University, US
>    Urs Hengartner        University of Waterloo, CA
>    Ryan Henry            University of Calgary, CA
>    Nicholas Hopper       University of Minnesota, US
>    Philipp Jovanovic     EPFL, CH
>    Ghassan Karame        NEC Laboratories Europe, DE
>    Aniket Kate           Purdue University, US
>    Stefan Katzenbeisser  Technische Universität Darmstadt, DE
>    Florian Kerschbaum    University of Waterloo, CA
>    Markulf Kohlweiss     University of Edinburgh, UK
>    Aron Laszka           University of Houston, US
>    Helger Lipmaa         University of Tartu, EE
>    Wouter Lueks          EPFL, CH
>    Kanta Matsuura        The University of Tokyo, JP
>    Travis Mayberry       US Naval Academy, US
>    Patrick McCorry       King's College London, UK
>    Catherine Meadows     US Naval Research Laboratory, US
>    Ian Miers             Cornell Tech, US
>    Andrew Miller         University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US
>    Malte Möser           Princeton University, US
>    Satoshi Obana         Hosei University, JP
>    Olya Ohrimenko        Microsoft Research, UK
>    Simon Oya             University of Vigo, ES
>    Elizabeth A. Quaglia  Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
>    Stefanie Roos         TU Delft, NL
>    Reihaneh Safavi-Naini University of Calgary, CA
>    Kazue Sako            NEC, JP
>    Max Schuchard         University of Tennessee, US
>    abhi shelat           Northeastern University, US
>    Douglas Stebila       University of Waterloo, CA
>    Luke Valenta          University of Pennsylvania, US
>    Marie Vasek           University of New Mexico, US
>    Marko Vukolic         IBM Research - Zurich, CH
>    Eric Wustrow          University of Colorado Boulder, US
>    Zhenfeng Zhang        Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, CN
>    Aviv Zohar            The Hebrew University, IL
>This conference is organized annually by the International Financial
>Cryptography Association.

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