May 12, 2005

Advances in Financial Cryptography - "First Issue"

I'm proud to announce our "first issue" of Advances in Financial Cryptography! These three draft papers are presented, representing a wide range of potential additions to the literature:

Daniel Nagy, On Secure Knowledge-Based Authentication
Adam Shostack, Avoiding Liability: An Alternative Route to More Secure Products
Ian Grigg, Pareto-Secure

In each of the following three entries, I present the abstract for each. Please click on the link and read the paper - either all of them or just the ones that take your fancy. Your real benefit and contribution is the ability to post comments on that paper.

Forum guidelines are below, taken from an earlier post. Remember, FC++ is a forum to help budding authors make budding papers better. The more you can post your impressions, the more we can help to advance the field.

  • Our interest is in matters financial cryptographic.
  • The forum is for pre-publication review by peers . That is, our mission is to thrash out your draft document, and help you to present it to some more formal forum. Or not, as the case may be.
  • Presentations should be licensed with some Creative Commons licence or equivalent. At least, that which makes it good enough so that all of us can click on a link, read it and work the content without tripping over the rights issue. Now, this doesn't mean that the author is limited: the author still owns all the work and can re-licence the final paper to whosoever under any open or closed licence as appropriate.
  • HTML preferred. That's just a practical issue, any other format cuts your chance of coments.
  • Comments given are usable! And comments used should be acknowledged according to normal academic principles. (Small comments maybe not. Large comments - at least a "thanks to CutThroat for many Incisive Remarks....".)
  • Submission - Contact me as editor with an abstract and a link pointing to your draft. You put it on the web, I'll announce it with its abstract, and link to the draft. Then us all FCers can talk about it.
  • The current essays are listed in a box on the FC blog. The category is FC++ and this may be searched for or selected for summaries.
  • Content. If it falls into some definition of FC, we'll go with it. People who know me from EFCE recall I have a pretty open definition when it comes to others presenting their work. Also, no slavish attention to academic quality stuff is required; if you have an article or a whitepaper or somesuch, let's try it.

Posted by iang at May 12, 2005 03:07 PM | TrackBack

Sir, you are needing of a logo.

Posted by: Adam Shostack at May 11, 2005 08:57 PM

Where are the links to the articles?


Posted by: John Kelsey at May 12, 2005 09:18 AM


Okay, so now I find them....

--John, embarrassed

Posted by: John Kelsey at May 12, 2005 09:20 AM

John, apologies, I just added them. Keep up the reminders.

Adam, ... a logo. Yes, you could be right. I wonder if I could trade a free issue for one?

Posted by: Iang at May 12, 2005 09:56 AM

How cool is this?

I am very glad you were interested and willing to do this.

Have you looked at Westmeier's stuff on liability?


Posted by: Jean at May 12, 2005 12:16 PM
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