Call for Papers

Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2012

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Sixteenth International Conference
February 27–March 2, 2012
Divi Flamingo Beach Resort

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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
Backup Authentication
Certification and Authorization
Cloud Computing Security
Commercial Cryptographic Applications
Data Outsourcing Security
Digital Cash and Payment Systems
Digital Incentive and Loyalty Systems
Digital Rights Management
Fraud Detection
Game Theoretic Approaches to Security
Identity Theft
Information Security
Infrastructure Design
Legal and Regulatory Issues
Management and Operations
Microfinance and Micropayments
Mobile Internet Device Security
Phishing and Social Engineering
Privacy-enhancing Systems
Reputation Systems
RFID-Based and Contactless Payment Systems
Risk Assessment and Management
Secure Banking and Financial Web Services
Secure Tokens and Hardware
Securing Emerging Computational Paradigms
Security and Risk Perceptions and Judgments
Security Economics
Transactions and Contracts
Trust Management
Underground-Market Economics
Virtual Economies
Voting Systems

Important Dates

Workshop Proposal SubmissionJuly 27, 2011
Workshop Proposal NotificationAugust 30, 2011
Paper SubmissionSeptember 15, 2011, 23:59 UTC - 11 (in other time zones)
Paper NotificationNovember 18, 2011
Final PapersDecember 16, 2011
Poster and Panel SubmissionDecember 2, 2011
Poster and Panel NotificationDecember 12, 2011


Submissions are sought in the following categories: (i) regular papers (15 pg LNCS format), (ii) short papers (8 pg), (iii) panels and workshops (2 pg), and (iv) posters (1 pg). Submissions need not and should not be anonymized.

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.

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. The paper title for short papers should necessarily include the text “(a short paper)”.

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 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 should be sent to the posters chair at

Workshop Proposals

Proposals for workshops to be held at FC 2012 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 bios 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 should be sent to

The Rump Session

FC'12 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.


General Chair Rafael Hirschfeld, Unipay Technologies, Netherlands

Program Committee

Program Chair Angelos D. Keromytis, Columbia University, USA
Mikhail Atallah, Purdue University, USA
Konstantin Beznosov, University of British Columbia, Canada
Mike Bond, Cambridge University, UK
Jan Camenisch, IBM, Switzerland
Sonia Chiasson, Carleton University, Canada
Nicolas Christin, CMU, USA
David Mandell Freeman, Stanford University, USA
Virgil Gligor, CMU, USA
Dieter Gollmann, Technische Universitat Hamburg, Germany
J. Alex Halderman, University of Michigan, USA
John Ioannidis, Google, USA
Sotiris Ioannidis, FORTH, Greece
Stanislaw Jarecki, UC Irvine, USA
Somesh Jha, University of Wisconsin, USA
Jonathan Katz, University of Maryland, USA
Engin Kirda, Northeastern University, USA
Tadayoshi Kohno, University of Washington, USA
Wenke Lee, Georgia Tech, USA
Corrado Leita, Symantec Research Labs Europe, France
Arjen Lenstra, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Ninghui Li, Purdue University, USA
Helger Lipmaa, Cybernetica AS, Estonia
Tal Malkin, Columbia University, USA
Patrick McDaniel, Penn State University, USA
Catherine Meadows, Naval Research Labs, USA
David Molnar, Microsoft Research, USA
Fabian Monrose, University of North Carolina, USA
Anil Somayaji, Carleton University, Canada
Jessica Staddon, Google, USA
Angelos Stavrou, George Mason University, USA
Carmela Troncoso, KU Leuven, Belgium
Lenore Zuck, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA




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