[fc-announce] Call for Papers: Financial Cryptography 2024, submission deadline in 2 weeks

FC24 Program Chairs fc24chair at ifca.ai
Sun Sep 3 16:20:55 CEST 2023



28th Financial Cryptography and Data Security
4–8 March 2024
Curacao Marriott Beach Resort, Willemstad, Curaçao




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 interdisciplinary works are
particularly encouraged.



Paper submission                        18 September 2023
Paper notification                      25 November 2023
Workshop and tutorial submission         1 September 2023*
Workshop and tutorial notification      15 September 2023
Final pre-proceedings papers            12 January 2024
Conference                             4–8 March 2024

All submissions are accepted until 23:59, AoE UTC-12.

*Late workshop and tutorial submissions considered on a rolling basis,
  as conference space allows.



Back by popular demand.  On September 15, 2023, we project that
Ethereum's Beacon Chain will publish a random number in slot 7,330,000
denoted "RANDAO Reveal."  Based on the last (least significant) hex
character of this number, we will offer a possible extension to the
paper deadline as follows:

Number  Paper submission deadline
0 -> 18 September (original deadline)
1 -> 19 September
2, 3, 4 -> 20 September
5, 6, 7, 8, 9 -> 21 September
A, B, C, D, E, F -> 22 September




fc24chair at ifca.ai



Access control, authorization and trust management
Anonymity and privacy enhancing technologies
Applied cryptography
Attacks, attack techniques, and attack case studies
Auctions and incentive design
Authentication, identity management and biometrics
Behavioral aspects of security and privacy
Blockchain applications
Blockchain protocols, proof-of-work, -stake, -burn
Censorship circumvention and resistance
Certification and audits
Cloud computing and data outsourcing security
Cryptographic protocols
Data security and privacy
Decentralized finance (DeFi)
Digital cash and payment systems
Digital rights management
Distributed consensus protocols
Economic and monetary aspects of cryptocurrencies
Economics of security and privacy
Electronic crime and underground markets
Electronic payments and ticketing systems
Empirical studies, real-world measurements and metrics
Forensics, monitoring and transaction graph analysis
Fraud detection and management
Game theory for security, privacy, and blockchain
Language-based security and formal verification
Legal and regulatory issues of blockchains, cryptocurrencies, and 
electronic payments
Machine learning and AI security
Malware and software security
Mobile payments
Network and distributed system security
Phishing and social engineering
Security of banking, financial services, and electronic commerce
Security of peer-to-peer networks
Smart contracts and financial instruments
Smartcards, secure tokens, and secure hardware
Surveillance and tracking
System security
Trusted execution environments (TEE), their security and applications
Usability and security
Web security
Zero-knowledge proofs



Contributions are sought in the following categories:

1. Research papers,
    a. regular papers (15 pages + references and appendices),
    b. short papers (8 pages + references; no appendices), and
    c. systematization of knowledge (SoK) papers (20 pages + references
       and appendices)
2. Workshop proposals (2 pages)
3. Tutorial proposals (2 pages)

Research paper submissions must be uploaded through the conference
submission website: https://crypto.unibe.ch/fc24/

Workshop and tutorial proposals should be sent by email to
fc24workshops at ifca.ai, and should not be anonymized.  For more
details, see the corresponding sections below.



For each accepted paper the conference requires at least one
registration at the general or academic rate, and paper authors must
sign the IFCA copyright form when submitting the final version.
Alternatively, individual papers can be published as fully open
access—the publisher charges authors a fee for this.




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.




Regular and short research paper submissions as well as SoKs must be
anonymized with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgments, or
obvious references.  Failure to properly anonymize submitted papers is
grounds for a desk rejection without review.  It is acceptable (but by
no means required) for submitted papers to be published online in
non-anonymous form (e.g., on authors' websites or archives like the
Cryptology ePrint Archive or arXiv.org).  Program committee members
will be instructed not to actively seek to de-anonymize papers.



Authors may submit only work that does not substantially overlap with
work that is currently submitted or has been accepted for publication
to any other peer-reviewed conference/workshop with proceedings or a
journal.  We consider double submission serious research fraud and
will treat it as such.  Note that it is acceptable for papers to
appear in non-peer-reviewed formats (for example, as technical reports
or in online archives such as ePrint).  In case of doubt contact the
program chairs for any clarifications.



Authors are required to read and follow this information on ethics and
etiquette: http://fc24.ifca.ai/ethics.html



Authors must report in the submission site 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, has a close personal
relationship with them, or if they have been co-authors on a paper
within the past two years.



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
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.

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, excluding
references.  The title for short papers must begin with the text
"Short Paper:".  Accepted submissions will be included in the
conference proceedings.  The authors of some submissions not accepted
as regular research papers may be offered the option of acceptance as
a short paper.

Systematization of Knowledge Papers

We also solicit Systematization of Knowledge (SoK) papers.  To be
suitable for publication, SoK articles must provide an added value
beyond a literature review, such as novel insights, identification of
research gaps, or challenges to commonly held assumptions.  SoK paper
submissions are limited to 20 pages in standard LNCS format excluding
references and appendices.  Accepted submissions will be included in
the conference proceedings.  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.  The paper title for systematization of knowledge papers
must begin with the text "SoK:".



Proposals for workshops to be held in connection with the conference
are solicited.  A workshop can be a full day or half day in length.

Workshop proposals should include:

1. Title
2. (Draft) Call for papers
3. Brief summary and justification, including how it would fit into
the greater FC scope
4. (Tentative) Program Committee and its chair(s)
5. One-paragraph biographies for key organizers, 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
fc24workshops at ifca.ai.  Proposals received after the submission
deadline will be considered on a rolling basis for any remaining



Proposals for tutorials to be given in connection with the conference
are solicited.  A tutorial can be a full day or half day in length.

Tutorial proposals should include:

1. Title
2. Description
3. Name(s) of presenter(s)
4. Brief biographies for all presenters
5. Information about previous tutorials given by the presenter(s)

Tutorial proposals must not be anonymous and should be sent to
fc24workshops at ifca.ai (the same address as for workshop proposals).
Proposals received after the submission deadline will be considered on
a rolling basis for any remaining slots.



The conference 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.



Jeremy Clark, Concordia University
Elaine Shi, Carnegie Mellon University



Ghada Almashaqbeh, University of Connecticut
Gilad Asharov, Bar-Ilan University and Utila
Zeta Avarikioti, TU Wien
Christian Badertscher, Input Output, Switzerland
Foteini Baldimtsi, George Mason University
Massimo Bartoletti, University of Cagliari
Gabrielle Beck, Johns Hopkins University
Rainer Böhme, Universität Innsbruck, Austria
Joseph Bonneau, NYU and a16z crypto
Stefanos Chaliasos, Imperial College London
Kostas Kryptos Chalkias, Mysten Labs
Panagiotis Chatzigiannis, Visa Research
James Hsin-Yu Chiang, Aarhus University
Nicolas Christin, Carnegie Mellon University
Sourav Das, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Rafael Dowsley, Monash University
Sisi Duan, Tsinghua University
Yue Duan, Singapore Management University
Aleksander Essex, Western University, Canada
Ittay Eyal, Technion
Xiong Fan, Rutgers University
Christof Ferreira Torres, ETH Zurich
Joshua Gancher, Carnegie Mellon University
Arthur Gervais, UCL
Noemi Glaeser, UMD & MPI-SP
Yue Guo, JP Morgan AI Research
Lucjan Hanzlik, CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security
Yan Ji, Cornell Tech
Ghassan Karame, Ruhr University Bochum
Aniket Kate, Purdue University / Supra Research
Mahimna Kelkar, Cornell Tech
Lucianna Kiffer, ETH Zurich
Duc V. Le, Visa Research
Jacob Leshno, University of Chicago
Jiasun Li, George Mason University
Chen-Da Liu-Zhang, HSLU and Web3 Foundation
Elisaweta Masserova, CMU
Shin'ichiro Matsuo, Virginia Tech / Georgetown University
Patrick McCorry, Arbitrum Foundation
Pedro Moreno-Sanchez, IMDEA Software Institute
Malte Möser, Chainalysis
Oded Naor, Technion and StarkWare
Valeria Nikolaenko, a16z crypto research
Giorgos Panagiotakos, IOG
Dimitrios Papadopoulos, HKUST
Antigoni Polychroniadou, J.P. Morgan AI Research
Kaihua Qin, Imperial College London
Tim Roughgarden, Columbia University & a16z Crypto
Siamak Shahandashti, University of York, UK
Fatemeh Shirazi, Parity Technology
Alberto Sonnino, Mysten labs & University College London
Alexander Spiegelman, Aptos
Wenpin Tang, Columbia University
Sri AravindaKrishnan Thyagarajan, NTT Research & University of Sydney
Jun Wan, MIT
Ye Wang, University of Macau
Ke Wu, Carnegie Mellon University
Ariel Zetlin-Jones, Carnegie Mellon University
Bingsheng Zhang, Zhejiang University
Liyi Zhou, Imperial College London
Aviv Zohar, The Hebrew University

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