Eighth Smart Card Research and Advanced Application Conference CARDIS
Royal Holloway, University London, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX, UK
Call For Papers

The eighth Smart Card Research and Advanced Application IFIP Conference,
organized by IFIP Working Groups WG 8.8 and WG 11.2, will be held in
Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey, UK. Since 1994,
CARDIS has been the foremost international conference dedicated to smart
card research and applications. Every two years the scientific community
congregates to present new ideas and to discuss recent developments.
Also in 2008, forty years after Jürgen Dethloff and Helmut Grötrupp
filled their idea of incorporating an integrated circuit in an
identification card, CARDIS'08 will bring together leading researchers
and practitioners in the development and deployment of state-of-the-art
smart card technologies. The fast evolutionary process in the field of
information security requires adequate means to represent humans in the
process of human-machine interactions.
Smart cards, or by extension smart devices with their processing power
and their direct correlation to the user are considered to be the first
choice. In rather young and new realms, such as pervasive computing,
smart cards and devices face new challenges.

Today, the capabilities of smart cards and devices with their highly
advanced specialized security features reach a wide variety of
applications. They are the basis for many secure systems and play a
decisive role in ID management. Established computer science areas like
hardware design, operating systems, modeling systems, cryptography or
distributed systems got adapted to this fast growing technology and
investigate emerging issues resulting from it. Unlike events devoted to
commercial and application aspects of smart cards, CARDIS conferences
gather researchers and technologists who focused on all aspects of the
design, development, deployment, validation and application of smart
cards or smart personal devices.

Conference Scope
The program committee is seeking papers describing the design,
development, application and validation of smart card technologies.
Submissions across a broad range of smart card development phases are
encouraged, from exploratory research and proof-of-concept studies to
practical applications and deployment of smart card technology. As a
response to the growing development of contactless applications and RFID
systems, a special interest is also devoted to low cost cryptographic
mechanisms and physical security of constrained devices. Topics of
interest include, but are not limited to:

From smart cards to smart devices (hardware, form factor, display),
Software environments for smart cards and devices (OS, VM, API),
Smart cards and devices networking and high-level data models,
Smart cards and devices applications, development and deployment,
Person representation and biometrics using smart technologies,
Identity, privacy and trust issues for smart technologies,
High-speed, small-footprint implementations of cryptographic algorithms,
Attacks and countermeasures in hardware and software,
Cryptographic protocols for smart cards and devices,
Biometrics and smart cards,
Formal modeling of environments and applications,
Interplay of TPMs and smart cards,
Security of RFID systems.

Important Dates:

Submission of papers: February 15th, 2008
Notification of acceptance: May 1st, 2008
Camera-ready version of papers: June 15th, 2008
Workshop date: September 8-11th, 2008

Papers submission and proceedings:

Submitted papers should present novel contributions related to the
topics listed above. They must be original, unpublished, anonymous and
not submitted to another conference or journal for consideration of
publication. Papers must be written in English, they should not exceed
15 pages. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection
without consideration of their merits.
All submissions will be blind-refereed. Authors are invited to submit
their manuscripts (PDF or PS format) by filling in the submission form
available on the following web site:

Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to
register and present the paper. Conditioned by a positive answer from
Springer, the proceedings are planned to be published in the Lecture
Notes in Computer Science series.

Organizing committee co-chairs:

Konstantinos Markantonakis, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
Keith Mayes, Royal Holloway University of London, UK

Program co-chairs:

Gilles Grimaud : University of Lille 1, France
Francois-Xavier Standaert: UCL Crypto Group, Belgium

Program committee:

Mehdi-Laurent Akkar, Barclays Capital, USA
Gildas Avoine, MIT CSAIL, USA
Boris Balacheff, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, England
Eduardo De Jong, Sun Microsystems, USA
Josep Domingo-Ferrer, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Dieter Gollmann, TU Hamburg-Harburg, Germany
Louis Goubin, Université de Versailles, France
Dirk Husemann, IBM Zurich Research Laboratories, Switzerland
Marc Joye, Thomson Multimedia, France
Jean-Louis Lanet, GemAlto, France
Javier Lopez, University of Malaga, Spain
Pierre Paradinas, INRIA, France
Joachim Posegga, University of Hamburg, Germany
Emmanuel Prouff, Oberthur Card Systems, France
Damien Sauveron, University of Limoges, France
Isabelle Simplot-Ryl, University of Lille, France
Issa Taore, University of Victoria, Canada
Mike Tunstall, University College Cork, Ireland
Jean-Jacques Vandewalle, GemAlto, France
Johannes Wolkerstorfer, IAIK/ Universisity of Graz, Austria