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FC 2015 : Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2015


Conference Series : Financial Cryptography
When Jan 26, 2015 - Jan 30, 2015
Where InterContinental San Juan, Puerto Rico
Submission Deadline Sep 15, 2014
Notification Due Nov 16, 2014
Final Version Due Dec 31, 2012
Categories    security   privacy   cryptography   finance

Call For Papers

Financial Cryptography and Data Security (FC15)
19th International Conference
January 26-30, 2015
InterContinental San Juan, Puerto Rico

Call for Papers

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 behavioral perspectives, and, more generally, inter-disciplinary efforts are particularly encouraged.

Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:

Access Control
Anonymity and Privacy
Applied Cryptography
Auctions and Mechanisms
Authentication and Identification
Behavioral Aspects of Security and Privacy
Certification and Audits
Cloud Computing and Data Outsourcing Security
Commercial Cryptographic Applications
Contactless Payment and Ticketing Systems
Cryptographic Currencies
Digital Cash and Payment Systems
Digital Rights Management
Economics of Security and Privacy
Electronic Commerce Security
Electronic Crime and Underground Markets
Fraud Detection and Forensics
Game Theory for Security and Privacy
Identity Theft
Insider Threats
Legal and Regulatory Issues
Microfinance and Micropayments
Mobile Systems Security and Privacy
Phishing and Social Engineering
Reputation Systems
Risk Assessment and Management
Secure Banking and Financial Services
Smart Contracts and Financial Instruments
Smartcards, Secure Tokens and Secure Hardware
Social Networks Security and Privacy
Trust Management
Usability and Security
Virtual Goods and Virtual Economies
Voting Systems
Web Security

Important Dates

Workshop Proposal Submission ... August 1, 2014
Workshop Proposal Notification ... August 15, 2014
Paper Submission Deadline ... September 15, 2014, 23:59 UTC (firm)
Author Notification ... November 16, 2014
Final Papers ... December 31, 2014
Poster and Panel Submission ... November 24, 2014
Poster and Panel Notification ... December 7, 2014

Conference ... January 26-30, 2015


Submissions are sought in the following categories:
(i) regular papers (15 pages LNCS format excluding references and appendices),
(ii) short papers (8 pages LNCS format in total),
(iii) panel and workshop proposals (2 pages), and
(iv) posters (1 page).

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

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 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. 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." Accepted submissions will be included in the conference proceedings. 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 FC15 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

FC15 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.

Student Stipends

We are pleased to announce the availability of enhanced financial support for students attending FC15. 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 FC15 general chair at with subject line "student stipend" and a letter of support from your home institution.


General Chair ... Joseph Bonneau, Princeton University, USA
Local Arrangements Chair ... Rafael Hirschfeld, Unipay Technologies, Netherlands

Program Chairs ... Rainer Boehme, University of Muenster, Germany
... Tatsuaki Okamoto, NTT, Japan

Program Committee

Ross Anderson, University of Cambridge, UK
Giuseppe Ateniese, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Alvaro Cardenas, UT Dallas, USA
Sherman S. M. Chow, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Nicolas Christin, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Emiliano De Cristofaro, University College London, UK
Roberto Di Pietro, Bell Labs, France
Serge Egelman, UC Berkeley / ICSI, USA
William Enck, North Carolina State University, USA
Martin Gagne, Wheaton College, USA
Matthew Green, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Jens Grossklags, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Boris Hemkemeier, Commerzbank AG, Germany
Urs Hengartner, University of Waterloo, Canada
Nadia Heninger, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Nicholas Hopper, University of Minnesota, USA
Benjamin Johnson, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Stefan Katzenbeisser, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Andrew Ker, University of Oxford, UK
Florian Kerschbaum, SAP AG, Germany
Aggelos Kiayias, University of Athens, Greece
Tadayoshi Kohno, University of Washington, USA
Anja Lehmann, IBM Research Zurich, Switzerland
Helger Lipmaa, University of Tartu, Estonia
Stefan Lucks, Bauhaus-Universit├Ąt Weimar, Germany
David M'Raihi, Perzo, Inc., USA
Mark Manulis, University of Surrey, UK
Kanta Matsuura, University of Tokyo, Japan
Catherine Meadows, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
Sarah Meiklejohn, University College London, UK
Refik Molva, EURECOM, France
Tyler Moore, Southern Methodist University, USA
Arvind Narayanan, Princeton University, USA
Satoshi Obana, Hosei University, Japan
Claudio Orlandi, Aarhus University, Denmark
Roberto Perdisci, University of Georgia, USA
Josef Pieprzyk, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Bart Preneel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Rei Safavi-Naini, University of Calgary, Canada
Pierangela Samarati, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Thomas Schneider, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Gil Segev, Hebrew University, Israel
Emin Gun Sirer, Cornell University, USA
Carmela Troncoso, Gradiant, Spain
Doug Tygar, UC Berkeley, USA
Serge Vaudenay, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Huaxiong Wang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Ralf-Philipp Weinmann, Comsecuris UG, Germany
Akira Yamada, KDDI, Japan
Jianying Zhou, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

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

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