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Call for Papers

The 2nd International Workshop on Blockchain and its Applications

(Blockchain 2019)

 

Organizers:
Guangzhou University, China
Central South University, China

Technical Co-Sponsorship:
Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)

Venue & Dates:
Guangzhou, China, November 12-15, 2019

http://www.isci-conf.org/Blockchain2019/

 

Introduction

A blockchain is a peer-to-peer distributed ledger, forged by consensus, combined with a system for smart contracts and other assistive technologies. Together, they build a new generation of transactional applications that establish trust, accountability, provenance, and transparency at their core, while streamlining business processes and legal constraints in a cross-organizational collaboration. It was conceptualized by a person - Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008 and its first practical implementation came in the form of Bitcoin - a cryptocurrency which revolutionized the financial system worldwide where business transactions are done in a peer to peer manner using a decentralized consensus mechanism without a trusted authority or central server.

In recent years, the scientists, engineers, and technology experts are exploring the application of blockchain technologies beyond cryptocurrencies in a wide spectrum of domains including next-generation Internet of Things (IoT), Supply Chain Management Systems, Cyber Physical Systems, Healthcare, Mobile computing, Vehicular network, Privacy preserving, and many other fields. Consequently, blockchain is emerging as a disruptive, and transformational technology, with great potential, benefits, and impact in private organizations and government services.

At the same time, the blockchain technology is still in its infancy. There are still many issues that need to be addressed specifically in terms of scalability, security, privacy, efficiency, availability and dependability which bring complicated challenges and many open issues for the research community.

The 2nd International Workshop on Blockchain and its Applications (Blockchain 2019) will be held on November 12-15, 2019 in Guangzhou, China. The goal of this workshop is to provide a cutting-edge venue for the scientific community to explore the latest ideas, models and innovative applications in blockchain-technology and supported services in order to improve the efficiency and transparency of private and public service provisions in a variety of domains.

          

Blockchain 2019 topics include, but are not limited to the following:

Digital currencies and Payment System              Side Chains and Channels 

Secure Smart Contracts                                       Legal and Regulatory issues 

Smart Contract languages & Oracles                  Decentralized Autonomous Organization 

Self-Aware Contracts                                          Consortium Blockchains 

Trusted Execution of Smart Contracts                Simulation and Performance Evaluation 

AI and Smart Contracts                                       Benchmarking Strategies 

Interoperability & Standardization                      Game Theory and Blockchain 

Security, Privacy and Trust Management            M2M Communications 

Blockchain Security & Attack Surface                Big Data Analytics 

Identity Management & Assent Tracking            Fault Tolerance Mechanism 

Distributed Consensus Protocols                         Scalability & Optimization 

Zero Knowledge Proofs                                       Blockchain & IoT  

Blockchain & Smart Home/City                          Blockchain & Energy Systems 

Blockchain & Healthcare                                     Blockchain & Industry 4.0 

Blockchain & Supply Chain Management          Blockchain & Crowdsourcing 

Blockchain & Mobile Systems                            Blockchain & Social Networking 

Submission and Publication Information

All papers need to be submitted electronically through the conference website (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=blockchain20190) with PDF format. Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Papers must be clearly presented in English, must not exceed 12 pages in Springer LNCS format (or up to 16 pages with the pages over length charge), including tables, figures, references and appendices. Papers will be selected based on their originality, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation assessed by at least three reviewers. Submission of a paper should be regarded as a commitment that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register and attend the conference to present the work. Blockchain 2019 reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from the digital library and indexing services), if the paper is not presented at the conference. All accepted papers will be published by Springer LNCS (EI Indexed). One outstanding paper will be selected to receive the Best Paper Award.



Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline:

July 15, 2019 (Extended)

Author Notification:

August 15, 2019

Camera-Ready Paper Due:

September 15, 2019

Conference Dates:

November 12-15, 2019

 

Contact

Please email inquiries concerning Blockchain 2019 to:

Prof. Guojun Wang: csgjwang AT gmail DOT com and the conference organizers (Blockchain2019 AT googlegroups DOT com).

Prof. Guojun Wang's Homepage: http://trust.gzhu.edu.cn/faculty/~csgjwang/ 

 

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