Financial Cryptography '97
February 24-28 1997, Anguilla, BWI

General Information

Financial Cryptography '97 (FC97) is a new conference on the security of digital financial transactions. The first meeting will be held on the island of Anguilla in the British West Indies on February 24-28, 1997. FC97 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 9 copies of an extended abstract to be received by November 29, 1996 to the Program Chair at the address given below.

The extended abstract should start with the title 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 17, 1997.

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


Proceedings of the conference will be published online in the Journal of Internet Banking and Commerce. Instructions and deadlines for submission of final papers will be sent along with notification of acceptance.


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.


Conference registration and information on travel, hotels, and Anguilla itself is available at URL


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 FC97, to be held during the week preceding the conference. For further information, please contact one of the General Chairs.

Send Submissions to

Rafael Hirschfeld
FC97 Program Chair
Kruislaan 413
1098 SJ Amsterdam
The Netherlands
phone: +31 20 592 4169
fax: +31 20 592 4199

Program Committee

General Chairs

Conference, Exhibits, and Sponsorship Manager

Workshop Leader

Financial Cryptography '97 is held in cooperation with the International Association for Cryptologic Research.

Those interested in becoming a sponsor of FC97 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