Call for Papers

Twelfth Smart Card Research and Advanced Application Conference

CARDIS, first held in Lille, France in 1994, will turn 20 next year. Over these years, as smart cards have become a pervasive, foundational technology for bootstrapping trust in our society, CARDIS has become the foremost international academic conference dedicated to research on smart cards and their applications. Smart cards are essential building blocks for many security critical applications and systems used in the payment, content protection, transportation, mobile and identification industries and are playing an increasing role in securing critical infrastructures. Established computer science disciplines such as hardware design, operating systems, system modeling, cryptography, verification and networking are adapting to support this ever evolving technology. Unlike events devoted to commercial and application aspects of smart cards, the CARDIS conference gathers researchers and technologists who focus on all aspects of smart cards development and deployment as well as applications of these security devices to secure platforms and systems. The twelfth Smart Card Research and Advanced Application Conference is organized by the Chair for Security in Telecommunications (SecT), Technical University of Berlin and will be held in the Moevenpick Hotel, Berlin, Germany. The program committee is seeking original papers on all aspects of smart cards and secure elements. Submissions across a broad range of the development phases are encouraged, from exploratory research and proof-of-concept studies to practical applications and deployment of smart cards and related technologies. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Applications for secure embedded systems
  • Virtualization and operating systems for secure embedded systems
  • Hardware architectures for secure embedded systems
  • Security of RFID systems, Internet of Things and Machine to Machine
  • Anti-cloning and anti-counterfeiting technologies
  • Security of mobile devices and applications of secure elements
  • Security of NFC based applications and payment systems
  • Trusted computing (mobile TPMs, TrustZone, Trusted Execution Environments, ...)
  • Efficient and secure implementations of cryptographic algorithms
  • Cryptographic protocols for embedded systems
  • Physical attacks and countermeasures
  • Secure networking for embedded systems
  • Security for Identification and transportation tokens
  • Secure embedded systems and architectures for critical infrastructure protection
  • Formal modeling and formal security proofs
  • Validation and certification of embedded systems and applications
  • Privacy and trust management for secure embedded systems and applications
  • Hardware Trojans implementation and detection
  • Design and performance evaluation of operating systems and execution environments for smart cards (e.g., Java Card)

Submitted papers must be original, unpublished, anonymous and not simultaneously submitted to journals or other conferences/workshops with proceedings. Submissions must be formatted according to LNCS rules and should be at most 15 pages in total. Papers not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration. Submissions must be anonymized and avoid obvious self-references, reviews will be double blind. Authors are invited to submit papers, in PDF format, using the dedicated submission site.

Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper. The proceedings will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series after the conference, allowing to use the community feedback received during the conference for the final proceedings. All papers will also be available on the CARDIS website.

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Important Dates

Paper submission deadline September 17th, 2013, 23:59 GMT+02
Paper acceptance or rejection November 4th, 2013
Camera-ready version of papers for pre-proceedings November 12th, 2013
Conference data: November 27-29, 2013
Final version of papers January, 2014
Proceedings March, 2014

CARDIS 2013 Committees

Organizational Committee

  • Program co-chair: Aurélien Francillon, EURECOM, France (aurelien.francillon AT
  • Program co-chair: Pankaj Rohatgi, Cryptography Research, USA (pankaj.rohatgi AT
  • General Chair: Jean-Pierre Seifert, Technische Universität Berlin (TUB) & Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Germany (Jean-Pierre.Seifert AT
  • Publicity Chair: Jean-Jacques Quisquater, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium (jjq AT

Program Committee

  • Onur Aciicmez Samsung, USA
  • N. Asokan University of Helsinki, FI
  • Gildas Avoine UCL, BE
  • Guillaume Barbu Oberthur, FR
  • Christophe Clavier University of Limoges, FR
  • Elke De Mulder Cryptography Research, USA
  • Hermann Drexler Giesecke & Devrient, DE
  • Martin Feldhofer NXP, AT
  • Nathalie Feyt Thales, FR
  • Berndt Gammel Infineon, DE
  • Michael Hauspie LIFL, FR
  • Michael Hutter TU Graz, AT
  • Kari Kostiainen ETHZ, CH
  • Jean-Louis Lanet University of Limoges, FR
  • Cedric Lauradoux INRIA, FR
  • Stefan Mangard Infineon Technologies, DE
  • David Naccache ENS, FR
  • Svetla Nikova K.U. Leuven, BE
  • Karsten Nohl Security Research Labs, DE
  • David Oswald Ruhr University Bochum, DE
  • Elisabeth Oswald University of Bristol, UK
  • Eric Peeters Texas Instruments, USA
  • Erik Poll Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, NL
  • Axel Poschmann Nanyang Technological University, SG
  • Bart Preneel K.U. Leuven, BE
  • Emmanuel Prouff ANSSI, FR
  • Matthieu Rivain CryptoExperts, FR
  • Jean-Marc Robert ETS Montreal, Canada
  • Thomas Roche ANSSI, FR
  • Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi TU Darmstadt, DE
  • Joern-Marc Schmidt TU Graz, AT
  • Lex Schoonen Brightsight, NL
  • Sergei Skorobogatov Cambridge University, UK
  • Francois-Xavier Standaert UCL, BE
  • Frederic Stumpf Escrypt GmbH, DE
  • Marc Witteman Riscure, NL

Local organization by - Security in Telecommunications/Technische Universität Berlin.
Header picture by Roman Lashkin, CC BY 2.0.
SIM card and passport picture used with permission by Deutsche Telekom AG.
All pages © 2013, CARDIS 2013 Organization Committee.