Financial Cryptography
and Data Security

Call For Papers
(as pdf, as text)

Ninth International Conference
February 28-March 3, 2005
Roseau, The Commonwealth Of Dominica

Submissions Due Date: September 17 (extended), 2004

Financial Cryptography and Data Security (FC'05) is the premier international forum for research, advanced development, education, exploration, and debate regarding security in the context of finance and commerce. We have augmented our conference title and expanded 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, user and operator interfaces, fraud prevention, secure IT infrastructure, and analysis methodologies. Our focus will also encompass legal, financial, 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 scientists with economists, bankers, implementers, and policy makers. Intimate and colorful by tradition, the FC'05 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 and presentations on all aspects of financial and commerce security are invited. Submissions must have a 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
  • Auctions
  • 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
  • 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
  • Secure 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
  • Usability and Acceptance of Security Systems
  • User and Operator Interfaces


Submission Instructions

For additional submission instructions, and details of how to submit your final draft, please visit the submission site which is now online.

Submission Categories

FC'05 is inviting submissions in three categories: (1) research papers, (2) systems and applications presentations, (3) panel sessions. 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 vigorous peer review. Papers can be a maximum of 15 pages in length (including references and appendices) following LNCS formatting rules, and accepted submissions will be published in full in the conference proceedings. Submission of previously published material and simultaneous submission of papers to other conferences or workshops with proceedings is not permitted. Authors of research papers found to be doubly submitted risk having all their submissions withdrawn from consideration as well as other appropriate sanctions.

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. Contributions must reflect careful thought and effort and provide valuable, up-to-date experience that is relevant to practitioners in the fields of financial cryptography and data security. 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 proceedings.

Panel Sessions

Proposals for panel sessions are also solicited, and should include a brief description of the panel as well as prospective participants. Panel proposals should be submitted via e-mail, in plain ASCII format, to the Program Chairs. 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.

The Rump Session

FC'05 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.

Preparation Instructions

Submissions to the research papers and systems/application presentation categories must be received by the due date. Papers must be formatted in standard PostScript, PDF format, or MS Word. 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.

Author names and affiliations on submissions must be explicit. In other words, submitted papers should not be anonymized. Submissions must include on the first page the title of the paper, the names and affiliations of all authors, 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. 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 conference.

Questions about all conference submissions should be directed to the Program Chairs.

Important Dates

Conference: February 28 - March 3, 2005

Submission Deadline: September 17, 2004 (extended)

Author Notification: November 10, 2004

Pre-Proceedings Version Due: January 15, 2005

Final Proceedings Version Due: April 3, 2005

Conference Organizers

General Chair: Stuart Schechter, stuart (dot) schechter (at) gmail (dot) com

Program Chairs:
Andrew Patrick, Andrew.Patrick@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Moti Yung, moti@cs.columbia.edu

Program Committee:

Colin BoydQueensland University of Technology
Suresh ChariIBM
Liqun Chen HP Labs
Lynne CoventryNCR
Yvo DesmedtUniversity College London
Giovanni Di CrescenzoTelcordia Technologies
Roger DingledineMoria Research Labs
Scott FlinnNational Research Council of Canada
Juan GarayBell Labs, Lucent Technologies
Dan GeerGeer Risk Services
Craig GentryDoCoMo Labs USA
Mike JustTreasury Board of Canada
Aggelos KiayiasU Connecticut
Helger LipmaaHelsinki U Technology
David M'RaihiVerisign
Kobbi NissimMicrosoft
Satoshi ObanaColumbia U and NEC
Andrew OdlyzkoU Minnesota
Pascal PaillierGemplus
David PointchevalEcole Normale Supérieure
Bart PreneelKatholieke Universiteit Leuven
Angela SasseUniversity College London
Berry SchoenmakersTechnische Universiteit Eindhoven
Sean SmithDartmouth College
Jessica StaddonPalo Alto Research Center (PARC)
Michael SzydloRSA Laboratories
Jacques Traore France Telecom
Gene TsudikU California, Irvine
Alma WhittenGoogle
Adam YoungCigital
Bill YurcikNCSA