Call for Papers

Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2013

International Financial Cryptography Association logo

Seventeenth International Conference
April 1–5, 2013
Bankoku Shinryokan
Busena Terrace Beach Resort
Okinawa, Japan

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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 commercial contexts. The conference covers all aspects of securing transactions and systems. Original works focusing on both fundamental and applied real-world deployments on all aspects surrounding commerce security are solicited. Submissions need not be exclusively concerned with cryptography. Systems security and inter-disciplinary efforts are particularly encouraged.

Topics include:

Anonymity and Privacy
Auctions and Audits
Authentication and Identification
Certification and Authorization
Cloud Computing Security
Commercial Cryptographic Applications
Data Outsourcing Security
Information Security
Game Theoretic Security
Securing Emerging Computational Paradigms
Identity Theft
Fraud Detection
Phishing and Social Engineering
Digital Rights Management
Digital Cash and Payment Systems
Digital Incentive and Loyalty Systems
Microfinance and Micropayments
Contactless Payment and Ticketing Systems
Secure Banking and Financial Web Services
Security and Privacy in Mobile Devices and Applications
Security and Privacy in Automotive and Transport Systems and Applications
Smartcards, Secure Tokens and Secure Hardware
Privacy-enhancing Systems
Reputation Systems
Security and Privacy in Social Networks
Security and Privacy in Sound and Secure Financial Systems Based on Social Networks
Smart Meters Security and Privacy
Risk Assessment and Management
Risk Perceptions and Judgments
Legal and Regulatory Issues
Security Economics
Transactions and Contracts
Trust Management
Underground-Market Economics
Usable Security
Virtual Economies
Voting Systems

Important Dates

Workshop Proposal SubmissionJuly 23, 2012 August 15, 2012 (extended)
Workshop Proposal NotificationAugust 20, 2012 August 31, 2012 (extended)
Paper SubmissionOctober 13, 2012 October 24, 2012 23:59 CET (extended)
Paper NotificationDecember 17, 2012
Final PapersJanuary 12, 2013 February 7, 2013 (extended)
Poster and Panel SubmissionDecember 22, 2012
Poster and Panel NotificationJanuary 14, 2013 January 17, 2013 (extended)


Submissions are sought in the following categories:
(i) regular papers (15 pg LNCS format including references and maximum of 18 pg, i.e., 3 pg appendices),
(ii) short papers (8 pg LNCS format in total),
(iii) panels and workshop proposals (2pg), and
(iv) posters (1 pg).
Committee members are not required to read the appendices, so the full papers should be intelligible without them. 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 on this web site and at the submission site.

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 chair 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 including references and maximum of 18 pages (i.e., 3 pages of appendices). 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”. 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 1 page (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. Poster proposals must not be anonymous and should be sent to the posters chair at

Workshop Proposals

Proposals for workshops to be held at FC 2013 are also solicited. A workshop can be full day or half day in length. Workshop proposals should include: (i) a title, (ii) a call for papers, (iii) a brief summary and justification – including how it would fit into the greater FC scope, (iv) a (tentative) Program Committee and its Chair, (v) one-paragraph biographies for key organizers, and (vi) the expected (or previous – if workshop has been held in previous years) number of submissions, participants and acceptance rates. Workshop proposals must not be anonymous and should be sent to

The Rump Session

FC 2013 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.

Student Stipends

We are pleased to announce the availability of enhanced financial support for students attending FC13. 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 FC2013 general chair at with subject line "student stipend" and a letter of support from your home institution. We will evaluate applications following the paper notification date (December 17).


General Chair Kazue Sako, NEC, Japan

Program Committee

Program Chair Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, Technische Universität Darmstadt and Fraunhofer SIT Darmstadt, Germany
Alessandro Acquisti, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Ross Anderson, Cambridge University, UK
Feng Bao, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Rainer Boehme, University of Münster, Germany
Jens Bohli, NEC Laboritories Europe, Germany
Colin Boyd, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Liqun Chen, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, UK
Sherman S.M. Chow, University of Waterloo, Canada / Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Nicolas Christin, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Reza Curtmola, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
George Danezis, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK
Emiliano De Cristofaro, PARC, USA
Loic Duflot, ANSSI - French Network and Information Security Agency, France
William Enck, North Carolina State University, USA
Jens Grossklags, Penn State University, USA
Xuxian Jiang, North Carolina State University, USA
Ari Juels, RSA Laboratories, USA
Stefan Katzenbeisser, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Angelos Keromytis, Columbia University, USA
Florian Kerschbaum, SAP Research, Germany
Aggelos Kiayias, University of Connecticut, USA
Yuichi Komano, Toshiba Corporation, Japan
Kari Kostiainen, Nokia Research Center, Finland
Farinaz Koushanfar, Rice University, USA
Xuejia Lai, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Jiangtao Li, Intel Corporation, USA
Benoit Libert, Technicolor, France
Di Ma, University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA
Mark Manulis, University of Surrey, UK
Kanta Matsuura, University of Tokyo, Japan
Atsuko Miyaji, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Refik Molva, EURECOM, France
Toru Nakanishi, Okayama University, Japan
Satoshi Obana, Hosei University, Japan
Claudio Orlandi, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Josef Pieprzyk, Macquarie University, Australia
Benny Pinkas, Bar Ilan University, Israel
Bart Preneel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (COSIC), Belgium
Thomas Schneider, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Jamshid Shokrollahi, Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany
Matthew Smith, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
Keiji Takeda, Keio University, Japan
Isamu Teranishi, NEC, Japan
Patrick Traynor, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Ersin Uzun, PARC, USA
Michael Wiener, Irdeto, Canada
Akira Yamada, KDDI R&D Labs, Japan




This conference is organized annually by the International Financial Cryptography Association.