20 January 1998

Date: Wed, 21 Jan 1998 04:25:40 +0100 (MET)
From: Ray Hirschfeld <R.Hirschfeld@cwi.nl>
To: R.Hirschfeld@cwi.nl
Subject: Financial Cryptography '98 Preliminary Program
Sender: owner-cypherpunks@toad.com

                      Financial Cryptography '98
                   Second International Conference
                 February 23-25, 1998, Anguilla, BWI
                          CONFERENCE PROGRAM

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 23-25, 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 were solicited on all aspects of financial data
security and digital commerce in general.

Program Committee:

Matt Blaze, AT&T Laboratories--Research, Florham Park, NJ, USA
Antoon Bosselaers, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Yves Carlier, Bank for International Settlements, Basel, Switzerland
Walter Effross, Washington College of Law, American U., Washington DC, USA
Matthew Franklin (Co-Chair), AT&T Laboratories--Research, Florham Park, NJ, USA
Michael Froomkin, U. Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, FL, USA
Rafael Hirschfeld (Chair), Unipay Technologies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Alain Mayer, Bell Laboratories/Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, NJ, USA
Moni Naor, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Frank Trotter, Mark Twain Ecash/Mercantile Bank, St. Louis, MO, USA
Doug Tygar, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Moti Yung, CertCo LLC (formerly: Bankers Trust E-Commerce), New York, NY, USA

Conference Program for FC98:

Monday 23 February 1998

 800 --  820

 820 --  830

 830 --  905
    Micropayments via Efficient Coin-Flipping
    Richard J. Lipton (Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA)
    Rafail Ostrovsky (Bellcore, Morristown, NJ, USA)

 905 --  940
    X-Cash: Executable Digital Cash
    Markus Jakobsson (Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, USA)
    Ari Juels (RSA Laboratories, Bedford, MA, USA)
 940 -- 1015
    Billing Without Paper...Or Billing Without Billers?
      Caveat Biller: 3rd Party Concentrators Could Come Between You
      and Your Customers
    Richard K. Crone (CyberCash, Reston, VA, USA)
1015 -- 1045
    Coffee Break

1045 -- 1120
    A Platform for Privately Defined Currencies, Loyalty Credits,
      and Play Money
    David P. Maher (AT&T Labs--Research, Florham Park, NJ, USA)

1120 -- 1155
    Assessment of Threats for Smart Card Based Electronic Cash
    Kazuo J. Ezawa, Gregory Napiorkowski
        (Mondex International, Florham Park, NJ, USA)

1155 -- 1230
    Using a High-Performance, Programmable Secure Coprocessor
    Sean W. Smith, Elaine R. Palmer, Steve Weingart
        (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA)
1230 -- 1330

1800 -- 1930
    Cocktail Reception (at Mariners Hotel)

Tuesday 24 February 1998

 800 --  830

 830 --  905
    Secure Group Barter:
      Multi-Party Fair Exchange with Semi-Trusted Neutral Parties
    Matt Franklin (AT&T Labs--Research, Florham Park, NJ, USA)
    Gene Tsudik (USC Information Sciences Institute, Marina del Rey, CA, USA)

 905 --  940
    A Payment Scheme Using Vouchers
    Ernest Foo, Colin Boyd
        (Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia)
 940 -- 1015
    A Formal Specification of Requirements for Payment Transactions
      in the SET Protocol
    Catherine Meadows, Paul Syverson
        (Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, USA)
1015 -- 1045
    Coffee Break

1045 -- 1120
    On Assurance Structures for WWW Commerce
    Markus Jakobsson (Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, USA)
    Moti Yung (CertCo, New York, NY, USA)

1120 -- 1230
    Panel Discussion
    Certificate Revocation: Mechanics and Meaning
    Barb Fox (Microsoft, Redmond, WA, USA), moderator
    Joan Feigenbaum (AT&T Labs--Research, Florham Park, NJ, USA)
    Paul Kocher (Valicert, Palo Alto, CA, USA)
    Michael Myers (Verisign, Mountain View, CA, USA)
    Ron Rivest (MIT Laboratory for Computer Science, Cambridge, MA, USA)  
1230 -- 1330

2000 -- 2200
    Rump Session

Wednesday 25 February 1998

 800 --  830

 830 --  930
    Invited Speaker
    Private Signatures and E-commerce
    David Chaum (DigiCash, Palo Alto, CA, USA)

 930 -- 1005
    Group Blind Digital Signatures:
      A Scalable Solution to Electronic Cash
    Anna Lysyanskaya, Zulfikar Ramzan
        (MIT Laboratory for Computer Science, Cambridge, MA, USA)

1005 -- 1045
    Coffee Break

1045 -- 1120
    Curbing Junk E-Mail via Secure Classification
    Eran Gabber, Markus Jakobsson, Yossi Matias, Alain Mayer
        (Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, USA)

1120 -- 1155
    Publicly Verifiable Lotteries:
      Applications of Delaying Functions
    David M. Goldschlag (Divx, Herndon, VA, USA)
    Stuart G. Stubblebine (AT&T Labs--Research, Florham Park, NJ, USA)

1155 -- 1230
    Security of Digital Watermarks
    Lesley R. Matheson, Stephen G. Mitchell, Talal G. Shamoon,
      Robert E. Tarjan, Francis X. Zane
        (STAR Lab, InterTrust Technologies, Sunnyvale, CA, USA)

1230 -- 1330

1330 -- 1405
    Security in the Java Electronic Commerce Framework
    Surya Koneru, Ted Goldstein
        (JavaSoft, Palo Alto, CA, USA)

1405 -- 1440
    Beyond Identity: Warranty-Based Digital Signature Transactions
    Yair Frankel, David W. Kravitz, Charles T. Montgomery, Moti Yung
        (CertCo, New York, NY, USA)

1440 -- 1515
    Compliance Checking in the PolicyMaker Trust Management System
    Matt Blaze, Joan Feigenbaum, Martin Strauss
        (AT&T Labs--Research, Florham Park, NJ, USA)

1515 -- 1545
    Coffee Break

1545 -- 1620
    An Efficient Fair Off-Line Electronic Cash System
      with Extensions to Checks and Wallets with Observers
    Aymeric de Solages, Jacque Traore
        (France Telecom--CNET, Caen, France)

1620 -- 1655
    An Efficient Untraceable Electronic Money System Based on
      Partially Blind Signatures of the Discrete Logarithm Problem
    Shingo Mayazaki, Kouichi Sakurai
        (Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan)

1655 -- 1700

The conference schedule and additional information is available at the
URL http://www.cwi.nl/conferences/FC98/.

Breakfast and lunch are provided at the conference.  The conference
organizers have left time open for corporate sponsored events, for
networking, and for recreational activities on the resort island of
Anguilla.  Participants are encouraged to bring their families.


A 40-hour 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.

For more information on the workshop, please see the URL

For workshop registration, see the URL http://fc98.ai/.

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.  A boat excursion to the center of the eclipse zone is
planned, for an optimal view of the eclipse.  The excursion is
included in the conference registration; additional tickets can be
purchased for accompanying persons.


The Inter-Island Hotel is a small 14-room guest house with a large,
comfortable 150-seat conference facility and additional space for a
small 10-booth exhibition.  The Inter-Island is on Road Bay, near
Sandy Ground Village, in the South Hill section of Anguilla.  The
conference, workshop, and exhibition will have TCP/IP internet access.
Shuttle service to the conference will be available.

Air Transportation and Hotels:

Air travel to Anguilla is typically done through San Juan for US
flights, or St. Maarten/Martin for flights from Europe and the US.
There are also connections via Antigua.

Anguillan import duties are not imposed on hardware or software which
will leave the island again. There are no other taxes--or cryptography
import/export restrictions--on Anguilla.

Hotels range from spartan to luxurious, and more information about
hotels on Anguilla can be obtained from your travel agent, or at the
URL http://fc98.ai/.  A block reservation has been made at Mariners,
and this is the recommended hotel except for those seeking budget

General Chairs:

Robert Hettinga, Shipwright, Boston, MA, USA
   email: rah@shipwright.com
Vincent Cate, Offshore Information Services, Anguilla, BWI
   email: vince@offshore.com.ai

Exhibits and Sponsorship Manager:

Blanc Weber, Seattle, WA, USA
   email: blancw@cnw.com

Workshop Leader:

Ian Goldberg, Berkeley, CA, USA
  email: iang@cs.berkeley.edu


You can register and pay for conference admission via the World Wide
Web at the URL http://fc98.ai/.

The cost of the FC98 Conference is US$1,000.  There are reduced rates
of US$250 and US$100 for full-time academics and students.

Booths for the exhibition start at US$5,000 and include two conference
tickets. For more information about exhibit space, contact Blanc
Weber, blancw@cnw.com.  Sponsorship opportunities for FC98 are still

The cost of the workshop is US$5000, and includes meals but not
lodging.  You can register for the workshop, which runs the week after
the conference, at the URL http://fc98.ai/.

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

It is sponsored by:

RSA Data Security Inc. <http://www.rsa.com>
C2NET, Inc. <http://www.c2.net>
Hansa Bank & Trust Company Limited, Anguilla <http://www.hansa.net/>
Sicherheit und Privat- International Bank <mailto:spbank@schloss.li>
Offshore Information Services <http://www.offshore.com.ai/>
e$ <http://www.shipwright.com>