Financial Cryptography '98
Second International Conference
February 23-26, 1998, Anguilla, BWI

General Information

Financial Cryptography '98 (FC98) is a conference on the security of digital financial transactions. Meetings alternate between the island of Anguilla in the British West Indies and other locations. This second meeting will be held in Anguilla on February 23-26, 1998. FC98 aims to bring together persons involved in both the financial and data security fields to foster cooperation and exchange of ideas.

Original papers are solicited on all aspects of financial data security and digital commerce in general, including

Anonymous Payments
Communication Security
Conditional Access
Copyright Protection
Credit/Debit Cards
Currency Exchange
Digital Cash
Digital Receipts
Digital Signatures
Economic Implications
Electronic Funds Transfer
Electronic Purses
Electronic Voting
Electronic Wallets
Home Banking
Loss Tolerance
Loyalty Mechanisms
Legal Aspects
Network Payments
Privacy Issues
Regulatory Issues
Smart Cards
Tamper Resistance

Instructions for Authors

Send a cover letter and 12 copies of an extended abstract to be received by November 17, 1997 (or postmarked by November 7, 1997 and sent via airmail) to the Program Chair at the address given below.

The extended abstract (a short draft of the full paper, typically 10 pages in length) should start with the title, the names of the authors, and an abstract followed by a succinct statement appropriate for a non-specialist reader specifying the subject addressed, its background, the main achievements, and their significance to financial data security. Submissions are limited to 15 single-spaced pages of 12pt type. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to authors no later than January 12, 1998.

Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the conference.


Proceedings of the conference will be published by Springer Verlag in their Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Preproceedings will be available at the conference, but final versions will not be due until afterwards, giving authors the opportunity to revise their papers based on presentations and discussions at the meeting. Instructions and deadlines for submission of final papers will be sent later to authors of accepted papers.

Rump Session

In addition to the regular conference program, a rump session will be held to provide an opportunity for less formal presentations. Although the rump session will be organized during the conference itself, any advance proposals may be sent to the Program Co-Chair at the email address given below. Rump session contributions will not appear in the conference proceedings.


A very limited number of stipends may be available to those unable to obtain funding to attend the conference. Students whose papers are accepted and who will present the paper themselves are encouraged to apply if such assistance is needed. Requests for stipends should be addressed to one of the General Chairs.


Information about conference registration and on travel, hotels, and Anguilla itself will follow in a separate general announcement. There are special reduced registration rates for full-time academics and students. Further information about registration is available online via the URL listed below.


A workshop, intended for anyone with commercial software development experience who wants hands-on familiarity with the issues and technology of financial cryptography, is planned in conjunction with FC98, to be held during the week following the conference. Further information about the workshop is available online via the URL listed below. For information about workshop registration, please contact one of the General Chairs.

Special Attraction

On Thursday, February 26, 1998, there will be a total eclipse of the sun. The narrow zone of 100% totality will pass just south of Anguilla, and there should be an excellent view of the eclipse from the conference site.

Send Submissions to

Rafael Hirschfeld
FC98 Program Chair
Kruislaan 413
1098 SJ Amsterdam
The Netherlands
phone: +31 20 592 4169
fax: +31 20 592 4199

Send Rump Session Contributions to

Matthew Franklin
FC98 Program Co-Chair

Program Committee

General Chairs

Exhibits and Sponsorship Manager

Workshop Leader

Financial Cryptography '98 is held in cooperation with the International Association for Cryptologic Research.

FC98 is sponsored by:

RSA Data Security Inc.
C2NET, Inc.
Hansa Bank & Trust Company Limited, Anguilla
Offshore Information Services

Those interested in becoming a sponsor of FC98 or in purchasing exhibit space, please contact the Exhibits and Sponsorship Manager.

A copy of this call for papers as well as other information about the conference will be available at URL