Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2015

19th International Conference
January 26–30, 2015
InterContinental San Juan Hotel
Puerto Rico

Call for Papers

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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 behavioral perspectives, and 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
    • Biometrics
    • 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

    Workshop proposal deadlineAugust 1, 2014
    Workshop proposal notificationAugust 15, 2014
    Main conference submission deadlineSeptember 15, 2014
    Workshop submission deadline (WAHC'15)October 16, 2014
    Workshop submission deadline (Bitcoin'15, Wearable'15)October 26, 2014
    Author notificationNovember 16, 2014
    Author notification (workshops)November 23, 2014
    Poster and panel submissionDecember 1, 2014
    Poster and panel notificationDecember 7, 2014
    Early registration deadlineDecember 12, 2014
    Final papersDecember 31, 2014
    ConferenceJanuary 26–30, 2015


    Submissions are sought in the following categories: (i) regular papers (15 pages LNCS format excluding references and appendices), (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, acknowledgments, 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

    All submissions should be uploaded through the conference submission website.

    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, acknowledgments, 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, acknowledgments, 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 FC15 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

    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.

    Program Chairs

    Rainer BöhmeUniversity of Münster, Germany
    Tatsuaki OkamotoNTT, Japan

    Program Committee

    Ross AndersonUniversity of Cambridge, UK
    Giuseppe AtenieseSapienza University of Rome, Italy
    Alvaro CardenasUT Dallas, USA
    Sherman S. M. ChowChinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Nicolas ChristinCarnegie Mellon University, USA
    Emiliano De CristofaroUniversity College London, UK
    Roberto Di PietroBell Labs, France
    Serge EgelmanUC Berkeley / ICSI, USA
    William EnckNorth Carolina State University, USA
    Martin GagneWheaton College, USA
    Matthew GreenJohns Hopkins University, USA
    Jens GrossklagsPennsylvania State University, USA
    Boris HemkemeierCommerzbank AG, Germany
    Urs HengartnerUniversity of Waterloo, Canada
    Nadia HeningerUniversity of Pennsylvania, USA
    Nicholas HopperUniversity of Minnesota, USA
    Benjamin JohnsonCarnegie Mellon University, USA
    Stefan KatzenbeisserTU Darmstadt, Germany
    Andrew KerUniversity of Oxford, UK
    Florian KerschbaumSAP AG, Germany
    Aggelos KiayiasUniversity of Athens, Greece
    Tadayoshi KohnoUniversity of Washington, USA
    Anja LehmannIBM Research Zurich, Switzerland
    Helger LipmaaUniversity of Tartu, Estonia
    Stefan LucksBauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany
    David M'RaihiPerzo, Inc., USA
    Mark ManulisUniversity of Surrey, UK
    Kanta MatsuuraUniversity of Tokyo, Japan
    Catherine MeadowsNaval Research Laboratory, USA
    Sarah MeiklejohnUniversity College London, UK
    Refik MolvaEURECOM, France
    Tyler MooreSouthern Methodist University, USA
    Arvind NarayananPrinceton University, USA
    Satoshi ObanaHosei University, Japan
    Claudio OrlandiAarhus University, Denmark
    Roberto PerdisciUniversity of Georgia, USA
    Josef PieprzykQueensland University of Technology, Australia
    Bart PreneelKatholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    Ahmad-Reza SadeghiTU Darmstadt, Germany
    Rei Safavi-NainiUniversity of Calgary, Canada
    Pierangela SamaratiUniversita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy
    Thomas SchneiderTU Darmstadt, Germany
    Gil SegevHebrew University, Israel
    Emin Gün SirerCornell University, USA
    Carmela TroncosoGradiant, Spain
    Doug TygarUC Berkeley, USA
    Serge VaudenayEPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
    Huaxiong WangNanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Ralf-Philipp WeinmannComsecuris UG, Germany
    Akira YamadaKDDI, Japan
    Jianying ZhouInstitute for Infocomm Research, Singapore