Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2015

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

Puerto Rico is officially an unincorporated territory of the United States. For most logistical purposes traveling to Puerto Rico is similar to any location on the US mainland. The sole currency is the US dollar and the international dialing code is +1. Please note however that while English and Spanish are both official languages of Puerto Rico, Spanish is the predominant spoken language.

Visa information

For immigration purposes visiting Puerto Rico is equivalent to visiting anywhere on the US mainland. US citizens and permanent residents will not need a passport and do not need to pass through customs or immigration; flights to Puerto Rico are considered domestic flights.

Non-US permanent residents from Visa Waiver Program countries (including Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan and most of Western Europe) will not need a visa to attend the conference. However, they will need to register prior to travel using the Electronic System for Travel Authorization at least 72 hours prior to travel (excluding Canadian citizens and residents).

Attendees from non-visa waiver countries without an existing visa will most likely need to apply for a B-1 Temporary Business Visitor visa. If you require an official invitation letter for your B-1 visa application, please send e-mail to the General Chair. Please provide a scanned copy of your passport and a letter of endorsement signed by an appropriate representative of your affiliation. The endorsement letter should include your full name, title and affiliation, work address, phone and fax number and email address. If you have attended past IFCA conferences or workshops, let us know the conference name and year, too. N.B. A letter of invitation may only be issued after authors have paid their registration fee and provided the requested information.


The conference hotel is three miles from Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU), with direct flights to many locations including Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, Miami, Newark, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Tampa, Toronto and Washington DC on the North American mainland as well as Madrid and Frankfurt in Europe.

We've arranged for special group discount of 5–15% with the airlines of SkyTeam, an Official Alliance Network for Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2015. SkyTeam comprises 19 leading international airlines: Aeroflot, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Aeroméxico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Middle East Airlines, Saudia, TAROM, Vietnam Airlines and Xiamen Air, serving 1,000 destinations in 187 countries with over 15,000 flights daily.

To book air travel with SkyTeam, please use this link or visit and enter the Event ID 2716S.

We also have arranged for oneworld to be an official airline alliance of Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2015. Click here to book your flights and enjoy the benefits. oneworld®, the premier global airline alliance, brings together 15 leading airlines from around the world - airberlin, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN Airlines, TAM Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, S7 Airlines and SriLankan Airlines. Together with around 30 affiliate members, oneworld’s network currently serves almost 1,000 destinations in more than 150 countries. Attendee benefits include:
  • •Attractive flight discounts for attendees and one travel companion.
  • •Flights available from all oneworld member airlines and affiliates.
  • •User-friendly booking tool that will display the most convenient flights and multiple fare options.
  • •24-hour support desk – reach us by email or phone.
  • •Earn rewards and tier status points on oneworld eligible flights.
  • •Frequent flyer privileges, including, for top tier cardholders, access to some 600 premium airport lounges worldwide, fasttrack at security lanes in selected airports and extra baggage allowance.
  • •Seamless connections and quality service on oneworld member airlines.
Visit and enter event code OW33B14 to log in as an attendee and access our convenient online booking tool, customised with your event information. You and a travel companion can then book discounted flights for travel seven days before and seven days after the event. Fares will be available up to twelve months prior to the event.

Taxis from the airport

Taxis are the cheapest option from the airport due to its proximity and are available for US$10–20.