Call for Papers

Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2023

Twenty-Seventh International Conference
May 1–5, 2023
Bluesun Hotel Elaphusa
Bol, Brač, Croatia

Important Dates

Paper submissionOctober 19, 2022
Paper notificationJanuary 19, 2023
Workshop and tutorial submissionOctober 1, 2022 (for full consideration;
later submissions considered on rolling basis)
Workshop and tutorial notificationOctober 15, 2022 (for on-time submissions)
Panel and poster submissionJanuary 26, 2023
Panel and poster notificationFebruary 8, 2023
Final pre-proceedings papersFebruary 28, 2023
ConferenceMay 1–5, 2022

All submissions are accepted until 23:59, AoE UTC-12.



  • Access control, authorization and trust management
  • Anonymity and privacy enhancing technologies
  • Applied cryptography
  • Attacks, attack techniques, and attack case studies
  • Auctions and incentive design
  • Authentication, identity management and biometrics
  • Behavioral aspects of security and privacy
  • Blockchain applications
  • Blockchain protocols, proof-of-work, -stake, -burn
  • Censorship circumvention and resistance
  • Certification and audits
  • Cloud computing and data outsourcing security
  • Cryptographic protocols
  • Data security and privacy
  • Decentralized finance (DeFi)
  • Digital cash and payment systems
  • Digital rights management
  • Distributed consensus protocols
  • Economic and monetary aspects of cryptocurrencies
  • Economics of security and privacy
  • Electronic crime and underground markets
  • Electronic payments and ticketing systems
  • Empirical studies, real-world measurements and metrics
  • Forensics, monitoring and transaction graph analysis
  • Fraud detection and management
  • Game theory for security, privacy, and blockchain
  • Language-based security and formal verification
  • Legal and regulatory issues of blockchains, cryptocurrencies, and electronic payments
  • Machine learning and AI security
  • Malware and software security
  • Mobile payments
  • Network and distributed system security
  • Phishing and social engineering
  • Security of banking, financial services, and electronic commerce
  • Security of peer-to-peer networks
  • Smart contracts and financial instruments
  • Smartcards, secure tokens, and secure hardware
  • Surveillance and tracking
  • System security
  • Trusted execution environments (TEE), their security and applications
  • Usability and security
  • Web security
  • Zero-knowledge proofs


Contributions are sought in the following categories:

  1. Research papers,
    1. regular papers (15 pages + references and appendices),
    2. short papers (8 pages + references), and
    3. systematization of knowledge (SoK) papers (20 pages + references and appendices)
  2. Workshop proposals (2 pages)
  3. Tutorial proposals (2 pages)
  4. Panel proposals (2 pages), and
  5. Posters (1 page).

Research paper submissions must be uploaded through the conference submission website.

Workshop and tutorial proposals should be sent by email to, and panel proposals and posters by email to, and should not be anonymized. For more details, see the corresponding sections below.

General Information

For each accepted paper/poster the conference requires at least one registration at the general or academic rate, and paper authors must sign the IFCA copyright form when submitting the final version. Alternatively, individual papers can be published as fully open access—the publisher charges authors a fee for this.


Papers must be formatted in standard LNCS format (templates) 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.

Anonymous Submission

Regular and short research paper submissions as well as SoKs must be anonymized with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgments, or obvious references. Failure to properly anonymize submitted papers is grounds for a desk rejection without review. It is acceptable (but by no means required) for submitted papers to be published online in non-anonymous form (e.g., on authors' websites or archives like the Cryptology ePrint Archive or Program committee members will be instructed not to actively seek to de-anonymize papers.

Original Submissions

Authors may submit only work that does not substantially overlap with work that is currently submitted or has been accepted for publication to any other peer-reviewed conference/workshop with proceedings or a journal. We consider double submission serious research fraud and will treat it as such. Note that it is acceptable for papers to appear in non-peer-reviewed formats (for example, as technical reports or in online archives such as ePrint). In case of doubt contact the program chairs for any clarifications.

Authors are also required to read and follow information on ethics and etiquette.

Conflict of Interest

Authors must report in the submission site any conflicts with program committee members. A conflict exists if an author has the same affiliation as a committee member, has ever acted as their PhD supervisor or been supervised by them, or if they have been co-authors on a paper within the past two years.

Resubmission to Affiliated Workshops

Papers that are submitted but ultimately not accepted to the main conference may be considered for acceptance at one of the associated workshops. If you would like to take advantage of this, please indicate this preference when submitting your paper.

Evaluation Criteria

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.

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 title for short papers must begin with the text "Short Paper:". Accepted submissions will be included in the conference proceedings. The authors of some submissions not accepted as regular research papers may be offered the option of acceptance as a short paper.

Systematization of Knowledge Papers

We also solicit Systematization of Knowledge (SoK) papers. To be suitable for publication, SoK articles must provide an added value beyond a literature review, such as novel insights, identification of research gaps, or challenges to commonly held assumptions. SoK paper submissions are limited to 20 pages in standard LNCS format excluding references and appendices. Accepted submissions will be included in the conference proceedings. 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. The paper title for systematization of knowledge papers must begin with the text "SoK:".

Workshop Proposals

Proposals for workshops to be held in connection with the conference are solicited. A workshop can be a full day or half day in length.

Workshop proposals should include:

  1. Title
  2. (Draft) Call for papers
  3. Brief summary and justification, including how it would fit into the greater FC scope
  4. (Tentative) Program Committee and its chair(s)
  5. One-paragraph biographies for key organizers, the expected (or previous, if the 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 Proposals received after the submission deadline will be considered on a rolling basis for any remaining slots.


Proposals for tutorials to be given in connection with the conference are solicited. A tutorial can be a full day or half day in length.

Tutorial proposals should include:

  1. Title
  2. Description
  3. Name(s) of presenter(s)
  4. into the greater FC scope
  5. Brief biographies for all presenters
  6. Information about previous tutorials given by the presenter(s)

Tutorial proposals must not be anonymous and should be sent to (the same address as for workshop proposals). Proposals received after the submission deadline will be considered on a rolling basis for any remaining slots.

Panel Proposals

Panel Proposals should include a brief description of the panel topics, as well as of the prospective panelists. Accepted panel sessions will be presented at the conference. 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 notification deadline. Poster proposals must not be anonymous and should be sent to

Rump Session

The conference 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.


Program Chairs

Foteini BaldimtsiGeorge Mason University
Christian CachinUniversity of Bern

Program Committee

Ghada AlmashaqbehUniversity of Connecticut
Zeta AvarikiotiTU Wien
Christian BadertscherInput Output, Switzerland
Massimo BartolettiUniversity of Cagliari
Rainer BöhmeUniversity of Innsbruck
Joseph BonneauNew York University and a16z Crypto Research
Benedikt BünzStanford University
L. Jean CampIndiana University
Srdjan CapkunETH Zurich
Kostas ChalkiasMysten Labs
T-H. Hubert ChanUniversity of Hong Kong
Panagiotis ChatzigiannisVisa Research
Jeremy ClarkConcordia University
Vanesa DazaUniversitat Pompeu Fabra
Rafael DowsleyMonash University
Stefan DziembowskiUniversity of Warsaw
Karim EldefrawySRI International
Kaoutar Elkhiyaoui IBM Research
Zeki ErkinTU Delft
Chaya GaneshIndian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Christina GarmanPurdue University
Peter GaziInput Output, Slovakia
Rosario GennaroProtocol Labs
Arthur GervaisImperial College London
Ethan HeilmanBastionZero
Ari JuelsCornell Tech
Aniket KatePurdue University and Supra Research
Lefteris Kokoris-KogiasIST Austria
Evgenios M. KornaropoulosGeorge Mason University
Duc V. LeUniversity of Bern
Andrew Lewis-PyeLSE
Ben LivshitsImperial College London and Brave Software
Giorgia Azzurra MarsonNEC Labs Europe
Shin'ichiro MatsuoGeorgetown University
Patrick McCorryInfura
Ian MiersUniversity of Maryland
Andrew MillerUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Pedro Moreno-SanchezIMDEA Software Institute
Kartik NayakDuke University
Valeria NikolaenkoAndreesen-Horowitz - a16z crypto research
Anca NitulescuProtocol Labs
Giorgos PanagiotakosInput Output, United Kingdom
Dimitris PapadopoulosHong Kong University of Science and Technology
Charalampos PapamanthouYale University
Alexandros PsomasPurdue University
Elizabeth A. QuagliaRoyal Holloway, University of London
Ling RenUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ori RottenstreichTechnion
abhi shelatNortheastern University
Alberto SonninoMysten Labs
Alessandro SorniottiIBM Research - Zurich
Alexander SpiegelmanAptos Labs
Chrysoula StathakopoulouChainlink Labs
Vanessa TeagueThinking Cybersecurity and the Australian National University
Marie VasekUniversity College London
Roger WattenhoferETH Zurich
Edgar WeipplUniversity of Vienna, SBA Research
Fan ZhangYale University
Haibin ZhangBeijing Institute of Technology
Ren ZhangCryptape Co. Ltd. and Nervos
Yupeng ZhangTexas A&M University
Hong-Sheng ZhouVirginia Commonwealth University
Dionysis ZindrosStanford University
Aviv ZoharThe Hebrew University




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