[PET] Call for papers, Financial Cryptography 2009

Roger Dingledine arma at mit.edu
Sun Sep 28 11:00:11 BST 2008

Hi folks,

Philippe and I are the program chairs for FC this year, and we picked
out a program committee that should be able to give great feedback on
privacy and anonymity papers. So if you're not sure where to submit that
paper you've been working on, consider FC.

Submission deadline is Oct 17.

Let me know if you have any questions,

Financial Cryptography and Data Security '09

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


Important Dates:
Paper Submission        October 17, 2008
Panel Submission        October 17, 2008
Author Notification     December 8, 2008
Conference Dates        February 23-26, 2009

Submission website: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fc09


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

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

*** 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

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. Moreover, 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 to 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.

The online submission server is at:

*** 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.

*** Organization ***

Program Chairs:
Roger Dingledine        Tor Project
Philippe Golle          Palo Alto Research Center

General Chair:
Tyler Moore     Harvard University

Program Committee:

Alessandro Acquisti     Carnegie Mellon University
Ross Anderson   University of Cambridge
N. Asokan       Nokia Research Center
Nikita Borisov  University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
George Danezis  Microsoft Research
Sven Dietrich   Stevens Institute of Technology
Stefan Dziembowski      University of Rome La Sapienza
Matt Edman      Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Nick Hopper     University of Minnesota
Stanislaw Jarecki       University of California Irvine
Aggelos Kiayias University of Connecticut
Arjen Lenstra   EPFL and Alcatel-Lucent Bell Laboratories
Ninghui Li      Purdue University
Ilya Mironov    Microsoft Research
David Molnar    University of California Berkeley
Steven Myers    Indiana University Bloomington
Bryan Parno     Carnegie Mellon University
Kazue Sako      NEC
Len Sassaman    K.U. Leuven
Radu Sion       Stony Brook University
Jessica Staddon Palo Alto Research Center
Paul Syverson   Naval Research Lab
Patrick Tsang   Dartmouth College

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

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