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

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
(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

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-Universitaet 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.