Call for Papers

Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2017

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Twenty-First International Conference
April 3–7, 2017
The Palace Hotel

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 interdisciplinary 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
  • Blockchain Applications
  • 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
  • Distributed Ledgers
  • 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 submissionSeptember 30th, 2016
Workshop proposal notificationOctober 10th, 2016
Paper submissionNovember 4th, 2016 November 14, 2016 (Extended)
Paper notificationJanuary 6th, 2017 January 13, 2017
Poster and panel submissionJanuary 18th, 2017 January 23, 2017 (Extended)
Poster and panel notificationJanuary 27th, 2017
Final papersFebruary 17th, 2017
ConferenceApril 3–7, 2017

Submissions are accepted until 11:59pm, UTC-11.


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 proposals, 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

Paper submissions should be uploaded through the conference submission website. Poster submissions and panel proposals should be sent to

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 in standard LNCS format 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 also 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 FC17 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

FC17 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

IFCA is seeking funding to continue its program of financial support specifically for students attending FC, and students are encouraged to submit work in anticipation that funding will be found. Previous grants prioritized students presenting at the conference or associated workshops and students fresh to the field, but all students are encouraged to apply. If you are interested in applying for stipend support, please email the FC17 general chairs at with subject line "student stipend" and a letter of support from your home institution confirming your student status and stating that a stipend would help make it possible for you to attend the conference.

Program Chair

Aggelos KiayiasUniversity of Edinburgh, UK

Program Committee

Masayuki AbeNTT Secure Platform Laboratories, Japan
Ross AndersonCambridge University, UK
Diego AranhaUniversity of Campinas, Brazil
Frederik ArmknechtUniversity of Mannheim, Germany
Giuseppe AtenieseStevens Institute of Technology, USA
Foteini BaldimtsiGeorge Mason University, USA
Alex BiryukovUniversity of Luxembourg, Luxemburg
Jeremiah BlockiPurdue University, USA
Rainer BöhmeUniversity of Innsbruck, Austria
Joseph BonneauStanford University, USA
Jean CampIndiana University, USA
Srdjan CapkunETH Zurich, Switzerland
Christian CachinIBM Zurich, Switzerland
Jung Hee CheonSeoul National University, Korea
Nicolas ChristinCarnegie Mellon University, USA
Jeremy ClarkConcordia University, CA
Jean Paul DegabrieleRoyal Holloway University of London, UK
Dario FioreIMDEA Software Institute, Madrid, Spain
Matthew GreenJohns Hopkins University, USA
Thomas GrossNewcastle University, UK
Jaap-Henk HoepmanRadboud University, The Netherlands
Nicholas HopperUniversity of Minnesota, USA
Kévin HugueninLAAS-CNRS, France
Stanislaw JareckiUniversity California Irvine, USA
Marc JoyeNXP Semiconductors, USA
Stefan KatzenbeisserTechnical University Darmstadt, Germany
Gaëtan LeurentInria, France
Andrew Miller University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Payman MohasselVisa Research, USA
Arvind NarayanPrinceton University, USA
Charalampos PapamanthouUniversity of Maryland, USA
Rafael PassCornell University, USA
Bart PreneelKU Leuven, Belgium
Elizabeth QuagliaHuawei Technologies, France
Kazue SakoNEC, Japan
Dominique SchröderFriedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Douglas StebilaMcMaster University, Canada
Qiang TangNew Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Kami VanieaUniversity of Edinburgh, UK
Serge VaudenayEcole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Eric WustrowUniversity of Colorado Boulder, USA
Bingsheng ZhangLancaster University, UK
Zhenfeng ZhangInstitute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Hong-Sheng ZhouVirginia Commonwealth University, USA
Vasilis ZikasRensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Aviv ZoharThe Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel




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