Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2008
  Twelfth International Conference
  28-31 January 2008
  El Cozumeleno Beach Resort, Cozumel, Mexico

Important Dates 
Submission: 10 October 
Posters: 20 November 
Panels: 13 November 
Notification: 28 November 
Conference: 28 January 

Silver Sponsors 

Bronze Sponsors 

Sponsors in Kind 

Radu Sion

Call for Papers
(PDF version is here)  
Program Chair: Gene Tsudik
General Chair: Radu Sion
Local Arrangements Chair: Rafael Hirschfeld

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 theoretical (fundamental) and applied real-world deployments are solicited. The goal of the conference is to bring security/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, panel discussions as well as a research poster session.

In its 12th year edition, FC continues the expansion of our scope to cover all aspects of securing transactions and systems. These include a range of technical areas such as: cryptography, payment systems, secure transaction architectures, software systems and tools, fraud prevention, secure IT infrastructure, and analysis methodologies. Our focus also encompasses financial, legal, business, and policy aspects. Material both on theoretical (fundamental) aspects of securing systems,and on secure applications and real-world deployments will be considered.

Topics. Original papers, posters, 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 include (but are not limited to):

Anonymity and Privacy
Auctions and Audits
Authentication and Identification
Certification and Authorization
Commercial Applications
Transactions and Contracts
E-Cash and Payment Systems
Incentive and Loyalty Systems
Digital Rights Management
Regulation and Reporting
Fraud Detection
Game Theoretic Security
Identity Theft
Spam, Phishing
Social Engineering
Infrastructure Design
      Legal and Regulatory Issues
Microfinance and Micro-payments
Monitoring, Management and Operations
Reputation Systems
RFID/Contact-less Payment Systems
Risk Assessment and Management
Secure Banking, Financial Web Services
Securing New Computation Paradigms
Security and Risk Perceptions
Security Economics
Smartcards and Secure Tokens
Trust Management
Underground-Market Economics
Virtual Economies
Voting systems

Important Dates.
Submission: 10 October 
Posters: 20 November 
Panels: 13 November 
Notification: 28 November 
Pre-proceedings version: 10 December 

Submissions. Submissions are invited in the following categories: (1) regular papers, (2) short papers, (3) panel proposals, and (4) posters. All of the submissions must be formatted in the standard LNCS format. Both anonymous and non-anonymous submissions will be accepted.

Regular Research Papers. Research papers should describe novel, previously un-published 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.

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 5 pages.

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. Morover, 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 should be up to 2 pages.

Posters. 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 2 pages (in the same LNCS format). Please keep in mind that the poster deadline is later than the main paper submission deadline. The posters will be published in the proceedings.

The Rump Session. FC'08 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.

For a list of organizers, click here. The paper submission link is here.
This conference is organized annually by the International Financial Cryptography Association.