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FC 2014 : Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2014


Conference Series : Financial Cryptography
When Mar 3, 2014 - Mar 7, 2014
Where Barbados
Abstract Registration Due Oct 25, 2013
Submission Deadline Nov 2, 2013
Notification Due Dec 22, 2013
Final Version Due Jan 31, 2014

Call For Papers

Financial Cryptography and Data Security (FC14)
18th International Conference
March 3-7, 2014
Accra Beach Hotel & Spa, Barbados

Call for Papers

Mandatory Abstract Submission: October 25, 2013, 23:59 UTC (firm)
Paper Submission: November 2, 2013, 23:59 UTC (firm)

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
financial modeling, and, more generally, inter-disciplinary efforts are
particularly encouraged.

Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:

Anonymity and Privacy
Applications of Game Theory to Security
Auctions and Audits
Authentication and Identification
Behavioral Aspects of Security and Privacy
Certification and Authorization
Cloud Computing Security
Commercial Cryptographic Applications
Contactless Payment and Ticketing Systems
Data Outsourcing Security
Digital Rights Management
Digital Cash and Payment Systems
Economics of Security and Privacy
Electronic Crime and Underground-Market Economics
Electronic Commerce Security
Fraud Detection
Identity Theft
Legal and Regulatory Issues
Microfinance and Micropayments
Mobile Devices and Applications Security and Privacy
Phishing and Social Engineering
Reputation Systems
Risk Assessment and Management
Secure Banking and Financial Web Services
Smartcards, Secure Tokens and Secure Hardware
Smart Grid Security and Privacy
Social Networks Security and Privacy
Trust Management
Usability and Security
Virtual Goods and Virtual Economies
Voting Systems
Web Security

Important Dates

Workshop Proposal Submission July 31, 2013
Workshop Proposal Notification August 20, 2013
Mandatory Abstract Submission October 25, 2013, 23:59 UTC (firm)
Paper Submission November 2, 2013, 23:59 UTC (firm)
Paper Notification December 22, 2013
Final Papers January 31, 2014
Poster and Panel Submission January 8, 2014
Poster and Panel Notification January 15, 2014

Conference March 3-7, 2014


Submissions are sought in the following categories:
(i) regular papers (15 pg LNCS format excluding references and
appendices and maximum of 18 pg, i.e., 3 pg of references/appendices),
(ii) short papers (8 pg LNCS format in total),
(iii) panels and workshop proposals (2pg), and
(iv) posters (1 pg).

Committee members are not required to read the appendices, so the
full papers should be intelligible without them. The regular and
short paper submissions must be anonymous, with no author names,
affiliations, acknowledgements, or obvious references. In contrast,
panel, workshop proposal, 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 the conference
requires at least one registration at the general or academic rate.

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/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 (

IMPORTANT THIS YEAR: Abstracts must be registered by October 25 for both
short and regular research papers. Papers whose abstract has not been
submitted in time will not be considered. Registering abstracts that are
currently under review at other venues is allowed, provided that the
paper is either no longer under review at another venue or withdrawn
from consideration before the submission deadline (November 2).

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 excluding references and maximum of 18 pages (i.e., 3 pages of
references and appendices). 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,
acknowledgements, or obvious references.

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."
Short papers must be anonymous with no author names, affiliations,
acknowledgements, or obvious references.

Panel Proposals

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 one-page abstract to be published in the conference proceedings.
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 (


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.
The poster abstracts will be published in the proceedings. Poster
proposals must not be anonymous and should be sent to the posters chair
at (

Workshop Proposals

Proposals for workshops to be held at FC 2014 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, (v)
one-paragraph biographies for key organizers, and (vi) the expected
(or previous - if 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

The Rump Session

FC 2014 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 in the morning on the day of the session.

Student Stipends

We are pleased to announce the availability of enhanced financial
support for students attending FC14. We anticipate awarding student
stipends that would cover conference registration fees and reimburse
travel expenses up to $1,000. Preference will be given to students who
will be presenting at the conference or associated workshops, but all
student participants are encouraged to apply. If you are interested in
applying for stipend support, please email the FC2014 general chair at with subject line "student stipend" and a letter of
support from your home institution.


General Chair
Tyler Moore, Southern Methodist University, USA
Local Arrangements Chair
Rafael Hirschfeld, Unipay Technologies, Netherlands

Program Chairs
Nicolas Christin, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Rei Safavi-Naini, University of Calgary, Canada

Program Committee

Alessandro Acquisti, CMU, USA
Toru Akishita, Sony, Japan
Ross Anderson, Cambridge University, UK
Giuseppe Ateniese, Sapienza Università Di Roma, Italy
Leyla Bilge, Symantec Research Labs, France
Rainer Boehme, University of Münster, Germany
Alvaro Cardenas, UT Dallas, USA
George Danezis, MSR Cambridge, UK
Roberto Di Pietro, Roma Tre University of Rome, Italy
Roger Dingledine, Tor Project, USA
Serge Egelman, UC Berkeley, USA
William Enck, North Carolina State University, USA
Marc Fischlin, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Martin Gagne, Saarland University, Germany
Matthew Green, Johns Hopkins, USA
Jens Grossklags, Penn State University, USA
Urs Hengartner, U Waterloo, Canada
Florian Kerschbaum, SAP, Germany
Aggelos Kiayias, University of Athens, Greece
Christian Kreibich, ICSI Berkeley/Lastline, USA
Helger Lipmaa, University of Tartu, Estonia
Stefan Lucks, University of Weimar, Germany
Kanta Matsuura, University of Tokyo, Japan
Mark Manulis, University of Surrey, UK
Catherine Meadows, NRL, USA
Arvind Narayanan, Princeton, USA
Tatsuaki Okamoto, NTT, Japan
Roberto Perdisci, University of Georgia, USA
Josef Pieprzyk, Macquarie University, Australia
Bart Preneel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Pierangela Samarati, University of Milan, Italy
Thomas Schneider, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Gil Segev, Hebrew University, Israel
Matthew Smith, Leibniz U, Germany
Jessica Staddon, Google, USA
Doug Tygar, UC Berkeley, USA
Serge Vaudenay, EPFL, Switzerland
Huaxiong Wang, NTU, Singapore
Ralf-Philipp Weinmann, University of Luxembourg
Akira Yamada, KDDI, Japan
Jianying Zhou, I2R, Singapore

This conference is organized annually by the International Financial
Cryptography Association

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