Financial Cryptography and Data Security

                           CALL FOR PAPERS

                    Ninth International Conference
                      February 28-March 3, 2005
                 Roseau, The Commonwealth Of Dominica

               Submissions Due Date: September 10, 2004

Financial Cryptography and Data Security (FC'05) is the premier
international forum for research, advanced development, education,
exploration, and debate regarding security in the context of finance and
commerce. We have augmented our conference title and expanded our scope
to cover all aspects of securing transactions and systems. These aspects
include a range of technical areas such as: cryptography, payment
systems, secure transaction architectures, software systems and tools,
user and operator interfaces, fraud prevention, payment systems, secure
IT infrastructure, and analysis methodologies. Our focus will also
encompass legal, financial, business and policy aspects. Material both
on theoretical (fundamental) aspects of securing systems and on secure
applications and real-world deployments will be considered.

The conference goal is to bring together top cryptographers,
data-security specialists, and scientists with economists, bankers,
implementers, and policy makers. Intimate and colorful by tradition, the
FC'05 program will feature invited talks, academic presentations,
technical demonstrations, and panel discussions. This conference is
organized annually by the International Financial Cryptography
Association (IFCA).

Original papers and presentations on all aspects of financial and
commerce security are invited. Submissions must have a visible bearing
on financial and commerce security issues, but can be interdisciplinary
in nature and need not be exclusively concerned with cryptography or
security. Possible topics for submission to the various sessions
include, but are not limited to:

* Anonymity and Privacy
* Auctions
* Audit and Auditability
* Authentication and Identification, including Biometrics
* Certification and Authorization
* Commercial Cryptographic Applications
* Commercial Transactions and Contracts
* Digital Cash and Payment Systems
* Digital Incentive and Loyalty Systems
* Digital Rights Management
* Financial Regulation and Reporting
* Fraud Detection
* Game Theoretic Approaches to Security
* 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
* Secure Financial Web Services
* Securing Emerging Computational Paradigms
* Security and Risk Perceptions and Judgments
* Security Economics
* Smart Cards and Secure Tokens
* Trust Management
* Trustability and Trustworthiness
* Underground-Market Economics
* Usability and Acceptance of Security Systems
* User and Operator Interfaces 

                            SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

FC'05 is inviting submissions in three categories:
   (1) research papers,
   (2) systems and applications presentations,
   (3) panel sessions.
For all accepted submissions, at least one author must attend the
conference and present the work.

Research Papers
Research papers should describe novel scientific contributions to the
field, and they will be subject to vigorous peer review. Papers can be a
maximum of 15 pages in length (including references and appendices), and
accepted submissions will be published in full in the conference
proceedings. Submission of previously published material and
simultaneous submission of papers to other conferences or workshops with
proceedings is not permitted. Authors of research papers found to be
doubly submitted risk having all their submissions withdrawn from
consideration as well as other appropriate sanctions.

Systems and Application Presentations
Submissions in this category should describe novel or successful systems
with an emphasis on secure digital commerce applications. Presentations
may concern commercial systems, academic prototypes, or open-source
projects for any of the topics listed above. Where appropriate, software
or hardware demonstrations are encouraged as part of the presentations
in these sessions. Contributions must reflect careful thought and effort
and provide valuable, up-to-date experience that is relevant to
practitioners in the fields of financial cryptography and data security.
Submissions in this category should consist of a short summary of the
work (1-6 pages in length) to be reviewed by the Program Committee,
along with a short biography of the presenters. Accepted submissions
will be presented at the conference (25 minutes per presentation), and a
one-page abstract will be published in the conference proceedings.

Panel Sessions
Proposals for panel sessions are also solicited, and should include a
brief description of the panel as well as prospective participants.
Panel proposals should be submitted via e-mail, in plain ASCII format,
to the Program Chairs.  Accepted panel sessions will be presented at the
conference, and each participant will contribute a one-page abstract to
be published in the conference proceedings.

The Rump Session
FC'05 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).  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.

                       Preparation Instructions
Submissions to the research papers and systems/application presentation
categories must be received by the due date. Papers must be formatted in
standard PostScript, PDF format, or MS Word. Submissions in other
formats will be rejected. All papers must be submitted electronically
according to the instructions and forms found on this web site.
(Specific instructions for electronic submissions will be published in
the near future.)

Author names and affiliations on submissions must be explicit. In other
words, submitted papers should not be anonymized. Submissions must
include on the first page the title of the paper, the names and
affiliations of all authors, a brief abstract, and a list of topical
keywords. Accepted submissions will be included in the conference
proceedings to 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. 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.

Questions about all conference submissions should be directed to the
Program Chairs.

                           IMPORTANT DATES

Submission Deadline: September 10, 2004
Author Notification: November 1, 2004
Pre-Proceedings Version Due: TBA
Conference: February 28 - March 3, 2005
Final Proceedings Version Due: TBA

                        CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS

Conference Website: http://www.ifca.ai/fc05/

General Chair:
   Stuart Schechter, stuart@eecs.harvard.edu

Program Chairs:
   Andrew Patrick, Andrew.Patrick@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

   Moti Yung, moti@cs.columbia.edu

Program Committee: TBA