The 6th Smart Card Research and Advanced Application IFIP Conference, organized by IFIP Working Groups WG8.8 and WG11.2, will be part of the 18th IFIP World Computer Congress (, held in Toulouse, August 22-27, 2004.

Since 1994, CARDIS has been the premier international research conference dedicated to smart cards and their applications. Every two years the scientific community meets together for the conference. Ten years after, like its predecessors and back to Europe and France, CARDIS'04 will bring together researchers and practitioners in the development and deployment of smart card technologies and applications.

The smart card, or, by extension, smart device with its processing power and link to its owner, is the good candidate for the person representation in the Information Society. Smart card or smart device will be the potential human representation or delegate in Ambient Intelligence (Pervasive Computing), where every appliances and computers will be connected, and where control and trust of your environment will be the next decade challenge.

Smart card research is of increasing importance as the need for information security increases rapidly, especially in response to new and urgent demands. Smart card with its security features is a seed of secure system and will play a huge role in ID management. In many computer science areas, smart cards introduce new dimensions and disciplines. Disciplines like hardware design, operating system, modeling system, cryptography or distributed systems find new areas of applications or issues but also smart cards create new challenge for these domains.

Unlike events devoted to commercial and application aspects of smart cards, CARDIS conferences gather researchers and technologists who are focused in all aspects of the design, development, deployment, validation and application of smart cards or smart personal devices.

Conference scope

The program committee seeks papers describing the design, development, application, and validation of smart card technologies. Submissions across a broad range of smart card development phases are encouraged, from exploratory research and proof-of-concept studies to practical application and deployment of smart card technology.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

• Smart Device, Person Representation and Ambient Intelligence
• Smart Device, Identity, Privacy and Trust
• Smart Card and Smart Device software (OS, VM, API…)
• High-level data model and management (On-card data sharing schemes…)
• Integrated development environments (automatic mask & application generation)
• (Distributed) Application development and deployment
• Emerging opportunities for standardization
• From Smart Card to Smart Device (hardware, form factor, display…)
• Biometrics and Smart Cards
• High-speed, small-footprint encryption
• Cryptographic accelerators
• Cryptographic protocols for Smart Cards (and Smart Devices)
• Attacks and countermeasures in hardware and software
• Hardware, software and service (application) validation and certification
• Formal Modelling
• Benchmarking
• Smart Card (Smart Device) and Applications in Internet, WLAN, DRM,…