Call for Papers
Financial Cryptography and Data Security '09

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

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 include:

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

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

Submission Instructions

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 format.

Regular papers should describe novel scientific contributions to the
field, and they will be subject to rigorous peer review. (15 page

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. Morover, 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 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). 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 will be operational nearer to the
submission date.  

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.


Program Chairs	
Roger Dingledine	Tor Project
Philippe Golle	        PARC

General Chair	
Tyler Moore	University of Cambridge

Program Committee	
Alessandro Acquisti 	Carnegie Mellon University
Ross Anderson	        University of Cambridge
N. Asokan	        Nokia Research Center
Nikita Borisov	        University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Jon Callas	        PGP Corporation
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
Andrew Patrick	        NRC Canada
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.