Second Call For Papers



September 20-22, 2000
HP Labs, Bristol, UK


Aims and Goals | Organization | Submissions | Proceedings | Important Dates | Themes | Venue and Travel | Accepted papers NEW!!|For more Information




Smart cards or IC cards offer a huge potential for information processing purposes. The portability and processing power of IC cards allow for highly secure conditional access and reliable distributed  information systems. IC cards are already available that can perform highly sophisticated cryptographic computations. The applicability of  IC cards is currently limited mainly by our imagination; the information processing power that can be gained by using IC cards remains as yet mostly untapped and is not well understood. Here lies a vast uncovered research area which we are only beginning to assess, and  which will have great impact on the eventual success of the technology. The research challenges range from electrical engineering on the hardware side to tailor-made cryptographic applications on the software side, and their synergies.

Many currently existing events are mainly devoted to commercial and  application aspects of IC cards. In contrast, the CARDIS conferences aim to bring together researchers who are active in all aspects of design of IC cards and related devices and environment, such as to stimulate synergy between different research communities and to offer a platform for presenting the latest research advances.

CARDIS 1994, sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and held in November 1994 in Lille, France, successfully brought together representatives from leading IC research centers from all over the world. CARDIS 1996 was the second occasion for the IC card community in this permanent activity. CARDIS 1996 was organized jointly by the Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science at Amsterdam (CWI) and the Department of Computer Systems of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). CARDIS 1998, organized by UCL and held at Louvain-la-Neuve, again gathered participants from all over the world.

IFIP CARDIS 2000 is being  organized as an IFIP Working Conference and will be partially supported by Hewlett-Packard Laboratories (Bristol, UK).


Program Chair:
  Josep Domingo-Ferrer (Univ. Rovira i Virgili, Spain)
  Anthony Watson  (Edith Cowan Univ., Australia)
Program Committee:
  Yves Deswarte (LAAS-CNRS and INRIA, France)
  Dieter Gollmann (Microsoft Research, UK)
  Louis Guillou (CNET, France)
  Pieter Hartel (Southampton, UK and Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  Peter Honeyman (Michigan Univ., USA)
  Eduard de Jong (Sun Microsystems, USA)
  Mark Looi (Queensland Univ. of Technology, Australia)
  Bernd Meyer (Siemens AG Corporate Technology, Germany)
  Tatsuaki Okamoto (NTT, Japan)
  Pierre Paradinas (Gemplus Research Lab, France)
  Holger Petersen (ENTRUST Europe, Switzerland)
  Jacques Patarin (BULL CP8, France)
  Jean-Jacques Quisquater (Univ. Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
  Josep Rifà-Coma (Univ. Aut. Barcelona, Spain)
  Bruno Struif (GMD, Germany)
  Antonio Valverde (SERMEPA, Spain)
  Michael Waidner (IBM, Switzerland)
Steering Committee Chair:
  Vincent Cordonnier (Rd2p, Lille, France)
General Chair:
  David Chan (HP Laboratories, Bristol, UK)



All correspondences, including submissions, will be made through e-mail. The program committee invites both original technical contributions and high quality surveys. A submission should be clearly marked either as an original paper or a survey. All submissions will be blind-refereed. In lodging a submission, please send two separate e-mail messages to

The first message must be in ASCII format. It should include information on

  1. whether the submission is a survey or an original contribution,
  2. the title of the submission,
  3. the names and affiliations of authors, and
  4. the e-mail, telephone and facsimile numbers of the contact author.

The second message should contain the submission itself:

  1. The first page should contain the title of the submission, but must not  contain the names or affiliations of the authors.
  2. The submission should be prepared using the Kluwer LaTeX2e style file or the Kluwer Word template. The basic LaTeX2e style files are zipped and available at The basic Word95 templates can be uncompressed by downloading and running it under MS-DOS. For both LaTeX2e and Word additional optional files are available at
  3. Submissions should have at most 20 A4/US-letter pages including bibliographies and appendices. (Authors are strongly encouraged to use   LaTeX2e in preparing  submissions, which would facilitate the production of the final  proceedings, especially the electronic version of the proceedings.).
  4. The preferred page format for submissions is PostScript (obtained using  such converters as "dvips").
  5. The file may be compressed using "compress", "gzip" or "zip", and then  encoded using "uuencode".


Proceedings will be available at the conference and will be published through Kluwer Academic Publishers, the principal publisher to IFIP. Authors of accepted papers may be expected to sign a copyright release form.

The authors of selected papers may be invited to prepare and submit a new paper on a specific topic to a special issue of the journal "Computer Networks" on smart cards.


  Submission deadline           February 14, 2000
  Acceptance notification       April 14, 2000
  Proceedings version due       May 22, 2000
  Conference                    September 20-22, 2000


 1    IC architecture and techniques
 2    Memories and processor design
 3    Read/Write unit engineering
 4    Specific co-processors for cryptography
 5    Biometry
 6    Communication technologies
 7    Interfaces with the user, the service suppliers
 8    Reliability and fault tolerance
 9    Special devices
10   Standards
11    The operating system, Java...
12    Models of data management
13    Communication protocols
    IC Card design
14    Tools for internal or external software production
15    Validation and verification
16    Methodology for application design
    Electronic commerce
17    Road pricing
18    Electronic payment systems
19    Copyright protection
20    Formal specification and validation
21    Identification
22    Authentication
23    Cryptographic protocols for IC cards
24    Complexity
25    Models and schemes of security
26    Security interfaces
27    Hardware and software implementation
28    Security of information systems including cards
29    Formal verification of transaction sets
30    Protocol verification
    IC Cards, individuals and the society
31    IC cards and privacy
32    Owner access of data
33    IC cards: political and economical aspects
34    Is the IC card going to change legislation?
35    Patents, copyrights
    Future of IC cards
36    Innovative technologies
37    Moving towards the pocket intelligence
38    Convergence with portable PCs, laptops etc ...
39    PCMCIA
    Innovative applications
40    Design methodology of applications
41    IC cards and information systems
42    Examples of new applications
43    Requirements for innovative cards
44    Emerging standards
45    Compliance and approval


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