Call for Papers

Financial Cryptography and Data Security '09

Thirteenth International Conference
February 23–26, 2009
Accra Beach Hotel & Resort

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Financial Cryptography and Data Security is a major international forum for research, advanced development, education, exploration and debate regarding information assurance in the context of finance and commerce. The conference covers all aspects of securing transactions and systems. Submissions focusing on both fundamental and applied real-world deployments are solicited.

The goal of the conference is to bring security and cryptography researchers and practitioners together with economists, bankers, implementers and policy-makers. Intimate and colorful by tradition, the FC program features invited talks, academic presentations, technical demonstrations and panel discussions.

Original papers, surveys and presentations on all aspects of financial and commerce security are invited. Submissions must have bearing on financial and commerce security issues, but can be inter-disciplinary in nature and need not be exclusively concerned with cryptography. Topics of interest include:

Anonymity and Privacy
Auctions and Audits
Authentication and Identification
Certification and Authorization
Commercial Cryptographic Applications
Digital Cash and Payment Systems
Digital Incentive and Loyalty Systems
Digital Rights Management
Economics of Information Security
Financial Regulation and Reporting
Fraud Detection
Game Theoretic Approaches to Security
Identity Theft, Spam, Phishing and Social Engineering
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 and Financial Web Services
Securing Emerging Computational Paradigms
Security and Risk Perceptions and Judgments
Smart Cards and Secure Tokens
Transactions and Contracts
Trust Management
Underground-Market Economics
Virtual Economies
Voting Systems

Important Dates

Paper SubmissionOctober 17, 2008
Paper RegistrationOctober 17, 2008 (23:59 Samoan time)
Paper SubmissionOctober 20, 2008 (23:59 Samoan time)
Panel SubmissionOctober 17, 2008
October 20, 2008 (23:59 Samoan time)
Author NotificationDecember 8, 2008
Camera-ready papers dueJanuary 23, 2008
Conference DatesFebruary 23-26, 2009

Submission Instructions

Submission Categories

Submissions are invited in the following categories: (1) regular papers, (2) short papers and (3) panel proposals. In accordance with previous years, we anticipate that accepted papers will be published in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series after the conference. Hence, submissions must be formatted in the standard LNCS format.

Regular papers should describe novel scientific contributions to the field, and they will be subject to rigorous peer review. (15 page limit excluding references and appendices; 20 page limit total).

Short papers are also invited. While short papers are also subject to peer review, 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 6 pages.

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. Morover, each participant will contribute a two-page abstract to be published in the conference proceedings. Please contact the organizers if you would like to further discuss the suitability of a certain topic. Panel submissions should be up 2 pages long.

Preparation Instructions

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 with proceedings or a journal. Submissions to the research papers, systems/application presentation categories, and surveys must be received by the due date. Papers must be formatted in standard PostScript or PDF format. 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.

Both anonymous and non-anonymous submissions will be accepted. Papers must include on their first page the title of the paper, a brief abstract, and a list of topical keywords. As in previous years, we anticipate that the conference proceedings will 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 (15 page limit excluding references and appendices; 20 page limit total). 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.

Click here to submit your paper using the online submission server.

The Rump Session

FC'09 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 through the Monday of the conference.


Program Chairs
Roger DingledineTor Project
Philippe GollePARC
General Chair
Tyler MooreHarvard University
Program Committee
Alessandro Acquisti Carnegie Mellon University
Ross AndersonUniversity of Cambridge
N. AsokanNokia Research Center
Nikita BorisovUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
George DanezisMicrosoft Research
Sven Dietrich Stevens Institute of Technology
Stefan DziembowskiUniversity of Rome La Sapienza
Matt EdmanRensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Nick HopperUniversity of Minnesota
Stanislaw JareckiUniversity of California Irvine
Aggelos KiayiasUniversity of Connecticut
Arjen LenstraEPFL and Alcatel-Lucent Bell Laboratories
Ninghui LiPurdue University
Ilya MironovMicrosoft Research
David Molnar University of California Berkeley
Steven MyersIndiana University Bloomington
Bryan ParnoCarnegie Mellon University
Kazue Sako NEC
Len SassamanK.U. Leuven
Radu Sion Stony Brook University
Jessica StaddonPalo Alto Research Center
Paul SyversonNaval Research Lab
Patrick TsangDartmouth College


This conference is organized annually by the International Financial Cryptography Association.