Edinburgh Financial Cryptography Engineering 2002 - CFP

Fearghas McKay fm at st-kilda.org
Fri May 10 16:31:51 EDT 2002

    The Third Edinburgh Financial Cryptography Engineering Conference

                       28-29 June, 2002

                      The Signet Library
                      Parliament  Square
                      Edinburgh, Scotland

     C  A  L  L     F  O  R      P  R  E  S  E  N  T  A  T  I  O  N  S

Edinburgh is again host to the international *engineering* conference
on Financial Cryptography.  Individuals and companies active in the
field are invited to present and especially to demonstrate Running
Code that pushes forward the "state of the art".


In spite of the excesses and tragedies of the Great Dot Com era,
we have come to the realization that the Internet, Commerce, and
Technology are inextricably related.  We are therefore gathered 
together to study, as a community, the application of Cryptograpy
and Information Security to the world of Finance.  For it is Finance
that drives Commerce, and Commerce, in the modern era, is based on the

This is a technical, practical meet.  Presentations of demonstrable
technology in the field of Financial Cryptography are invited.  As this
is a practical conference, we are hoping to accept every demonstrator.


This conference is about implementations.  Presentations are required
to demonstrate working code within the first five minutes.  Note that
we are delighted to accept proposals from work-in-progress projects.
If your demo crashes while honorably attempting to execute, the crowd
will still love you.


Our Venue is the Upper Library, within the Signet Library, which is a
listed building housing the Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet.
This exclusive conference venue is located in the centre of Edinburgh,
within the Royal Mile.


Included in the conference admission will be breakfast, lunch and
tea & coffee breaks.  Also included will be the conference dinner
in a local Edinburgh establishment.

The conference administration will block-book a convenient hotel
in the centre of town.  Details to be advised.


1. Save the dates 28/29 June 2002, Friday and Saturday on your calendar.

   It is good to plan on a few extra days, and especially, leaving on
   the day after, Sunday, will help to get the best fares.

2. Prepare your presentation.  Check the evolving programme at
   Propose your presentation by mailing the Programme Chair,
   Rodney Thayer, at programme at efce.net.

3. Book passage to Edinburgh. Don't forget to stay a few days on either
   side to see the sights.  Check the site for Locatives and Logistics.

4. Work on your presentation.  Remember, the main rule is that you
   demo working code.

5. Get your budget approved / allocated / applied for.  Whilst a
   commercial conference, accepted presenters will pay a deeply
   discounted fee, to be announced in a forthcoming release.  For
   planning purposes, 200 GBP (approximately 300 dollars or 320
   euros) should cover presenter's admission; the hotel should be
   about 100 GBP ($150 or E160) per night.

   Also include travel and incidentals in your budget.

6. The call for delegates -- attendees who do not present -- will
   by published at a later date.  If there is someone in your
   organisation who needs to survey the state of the financially
   cryptographic art, they can attend as a delegate.  For planning
   purposes, 500 GBP ($750 or E800) should cover the delegate's

7. If you think the conference can benefit your organisation,
   consider sponsoring.  Contact the Sponsorship Chair
   Fearghas McKay, sponsor at efce.net for more details.

8. Keep an eye on the conference web site (www.efce.net)
   for evolving details.


Fearghas McKay      General and Sponsorship Chair    <sponsor at efce.net>
Rodney Thayer       Programme Chair                  <programme at efce.net>
Rachel Willmer	    Finance Chair		     <admin at efce.net>


EFCE is supported by these companies active in Financial Cryptography:

   * Intertrader Ltd, an Edinburgh-based e-payments middleware and
     applications company.

   * Declarator.net, a supplier of Distributed Trust Appliances.

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