Financial Cryptography and Data Security '10


Fourteenth International Conference
January 25-28, 2010

Dream Hotel Gran Tacande 5* & Spa Vitanova
Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Call for Papers (pdf)

Call for Papers (txt)


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, Biometrics, Certification and Authorization, Cloud Computing Security, Commercial Cryptographic Applications, Transactions and Contracts, 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, Spam, Phishing and Social Engineering, Infrastructure Design, Legal and Regulatory Issues, Management and Operations, Microfinance and Micropayments, Mobile Internet Device Security, Monitoring, Reputation Systems, RFID-Based and Contactless Payment Systems, Risk Assessment and Management, Secure Banking and Financial Web Services, Securing Emerging Computational Paradigms, Security and Risk Perceptions and Judgments, Security Economics, Smartcards, Secure Tokens and Hardware, Trust Management, Underground-Market Economics, Usability, Virtual Economies, Voting Systems.

Important Dates

Workshop Submission   

June 15, 2009

Workshop Notification

June 30, 2009

Paper Submission

September 23, 2009 

Paper Notification

November 14, 2009

Final Papers

December 15, 2009

Poster and Panel Submission

December 3, 2009

Poster and Panel Notification

December 10, 2009


Submission categories: (i) regular papers (15 pg LNCS), (ii) short papers (8 pg), (iii) panels and workshops (2 pg), and (iv) posters (1 pg). Anonymized submissions will be double-blind reviewed.

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 with proceedings or a journal. Papers must be formatted in standard PDF format. 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.


The following workshops will be held in conjunction with FC 2010:

    First Workshop on Real-Life Cryptographic Protocols and Standardization (RLCPS’10).

    Workshop on Ethics in Computer Security Research (WECSR 2010).

    First International Workshop on Lightweight Cryptography for Resource-Constrained Devices (WLC'2010).

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 fc10chair@ifca.ai.


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 fc10posters@ifca.ai.

The Rump Session.

FC'10 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


Pino Caballero-Gil

University of La Laguna



Program Chair


Radu Sion

Stony Brook University

Proceedings Chair


Reza Curtmola

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Poster Chair


Peter Williams

Stony Brook University



Local Chair


Candelaria Hernández-Goya

University of La Laguna


Local Organizing Committee


Mª Luisa Arranz Chacón

Alcatel España, S.A.

Cándido Caballero Gil

University of La Laguna

Amparo Fúster Sabater


Félix Herrera Priano

University of La Laguna

Belén Melián Batista

University of La Laguna

Jezabel Molina Gil

University of La Laguna

José Moreno Pérez

University of La Laguna

Marcos Moreno Vega

University of La Laguna

Alberto Peinado Domínguez

University of Málaga

Alexis Quesada Arencibia

University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Jorge Ramió Aguirre

Polytechnic University of Madrid

Mª Victoria Reyes Sánchez

University of La Laguna

Program Committee    

Ross Anderson, University of Cambridge

Lucas Ballard, Google Inc.

Adam Barth, UC Berkeley

Luc Bouganim, INRIA Rocquencourt

Marina Blanton, University of Notre Dame

Bogdan Carbunar, Motorola Labs

Ivan Damgard, Aarhus University

Ernesto Damiani, University of Milano

George Danezis, Microsoft Research

Sabrina de Capitani di Vimercati, University of Milano

Rachna Dhamija, Harvard University

Sven Dietrich, Stevens Institute of Technology

Roger Dingledine, The Tor Project

Josep Domingo-Ferrer, University of Rovira i Virgili

Stefan Dziembowski, University of Rome "La Sapienza"

Simone Fischer-Hübner, Karlstad University

Philippe Golle, Palo Alto Research Center

Dieter Gollmann, Technische Universitaet Hamburg-Harburg

Rachel Greenstadt, Drexel University

Markus Jakobsson, Palo Alto Research Center and Indiana University

Rob Johnson, Stony Brook University

Stefan Katzenbeisser, Technische Universität Darmstadt

Angelos Keromytis, Columbia University

Lars R. Knudsen, Technical University of Denmark

Wenke Lee, Georgia Tech

Arjen Lenstra, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)

and Alcatel-Lucent Bell Laboratories

Helger Lipmaa, Cybernetica AS

Javier Lopez, University of Malaga

Luigi Vincenzo Mancini, University of Rome "La Sapienza"

Refik Molva, Eurecom Sophia Antipolis

Fabian Monrose, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Steven Murdoch, University of Cambridge

David Naccache, Ecole Normale Superieure

David Pointcheval, Ecole Normale Superieure and CNRS

Bart Preneel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Josep Rifa Coma, Autonomous University of Barcelona

Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, Ruhr-University Bochum

Vitaly Shmatikov, University of Texas at Austin

Miroslava Sotakova, Aarhus University

Angelos Stavrou, George Mason University

Patrick Traynor, Georgia Tech

Nicholas Weaver, International Computer Science Institute Berkeley

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