Call for Papers

Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2014

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Eighteenth International Conference
March 3–7, 2014
Accra Beach Hotel & Spa

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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 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 financial modeling, and, more generally, inter-disciplinary efforts are particularly encouraged.

Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:

Anonymity and Privacy
Applications of Game Theory to Security
Auctions and Audits
Authentication and Identification
Behavioral Aspects of Security and Privacy
Certification and Authorization
Cloud Computing Security
Commercial Cryptographic Applications
Contactless Payment and Ticketing Systems
Data Outsourcing Security
Digital Rights Management
Digital Cash and Payment Systems
Economics of Security and Privacy
Electronic Crime and Underground-Market Economics
Electronic Commerce Security
Fraud Detection
Identity Theft
Legal and Regulatory Issues
Microfinance and Micropayments
Mobile Devices and Applications Security and Privacy
Phishing and Social Engineering
Reputation Systems
Risk Assessment and Management
Secure Banking and Financial Web Services
Smartcards, Secure Tokens and Secure Hardware
Smart Grid Security and Privacy
Social Networks Security and Privacy
Trust Management
Usability and Security
Virtual Goods and Virtual Economies
Voting Systems
Web Security

Important Dates

Workshop Proposal SubmissionJuly 31, 2013
Workshop Proposal NotificationAugust 20, 2013
Mandatory Abstract SubmissionOctober 25, 2013, 23:59 UTC (19:59 EDT, 16:59 PDT) (firm)
Paper SubmissionNovember 2, 2013, 23:59 UTC (19:59 EDT, 16:59 PDT) (firm)
Paper NotificationDecember 22, 2013
Final PapersJanuary 31, 2014
Poster and Panel SubmissionJanuary 8, 2014 January 27, 2014 (extended)
Poster and Panel NotificationJanuary 15, 2014 January 31, 2014 (extended)
ConferenceMarch 3–7, 2014


Submissions are sought in the following categories:
(i) regular papers (15 pg LNCS format excluding references and appendices and maximum of 18 pg, i.e., 3 pg of references/appendices),
(ii) short papers (8 pg LNCS format in total),
(iii) panels and workshop proposals (2 pg), 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 here and at the submission site. For each accepted paper the conference requires at least one registration at the general or academic rate.

Papers should be registered with a suitable title, author list and abstract by the registration deadline. Registering papers that are currently under review at other venues is allowed, provided that the paper is either no longer under review at another venue or withdrawn from consideration before the submission deadline.

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

IMPORTANT THIS YEAR: Abstracts must be registered by October 25 for both short and regular research papers. Papers whose abstract has not been submitted in time will not be considered. Registering abstracts that are currently under review at other venues is allowed, provided that the paper is either no longer under review at another venue or withdrawn from consideration before the submission deadline (November 2).

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 maximum of 18 pages (i.e., 3 pages of references and 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 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

Workshop Proposals

Proposals for workshops to be held at FC 2014 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 2014 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 FC14. We anticipate awarding student stipends that would cover conference registration fees and reimburse travel expenses up to $750. 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 FC2014 general chair at with subject line "student stipend" and a letter of support from your home institution.


General Chair Tyler Moore, Southern Methodist University, USA
Local Arrangements Chair Rafael Hirschfeld, Unipay Technologies, Netherlands

Program Committee

Program Chairs Nicolas Christin, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Rei Safavi-Naini, University of Calgary, Canada
Alessandro Acquisti, CMU, USA
Toru Akishita, Sony, Japan
Ross Anderson, Cambridge University, UK
Giuseppe Ateniese, Sapienza Università Di Roma, Italy
Leyla Bilge, Symantec Research Labs, France
Rainer Boehme, University of Münster, Germany
Alvaro Cardenas, UT Dallas, USA
George Danezis, MSR Cambridge, UK
Roberto Di Pietro, Roma Tre University of Rome, Italy
Roger Dingledine, Tor Project, USA
Serge Egelman, UC Berkeley, USA
William Enck, North Carolina State University, USA
Marc Fischlin, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Martin Gagne, Saarland University, Germany
Matthew Green, Johns Hopkins, USA
Jens Grossklags, Penn State University, USA
Urs Hengartner, U Waterloo, Canada
Florian Kerschbaum, SAP, Germany
Aggelos Kiayias, University of Athens, Greece
Christian Kreibich, ICSI Berkeley/Lastline, USA
Helger Lipmaa, University of Tartu, Estonia
Stefan Lucks, University of Weimar, Germany
Kanta Matsuura, University of Tokyo, Japan
Mark Manulis, University of Surrey, UK
Catherine Meadows, NRL, USA
Arvind Narayanan, Princeton, USA
Tatsuaki Okamoto, NTT, Japan
Roberto Perdisci, University of Georgia, USA
Josef Pieprzyk, Macquarie University, Australia
Bart Preneel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Pierangela Samarati, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Thomas Schneider, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Gil Segev, Hebrew University, Israel
Matthew Smith, Leibniz U, Germany
Jessica Staddon, Google, USA
Doug Tygar, UC Berkeley, USA
Serge Vaudenay, EPFL, Switzerland
Huaxiong Wang, NTU, Singapore
Ralf-Philipp Weinmann, Comsecuris UG
Akira Yamada, KDDI, Japan
Jianying Zhou, I2R, Singapore




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