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CyberC 2019 Workshop on Blockchain

Blockchain is a peer-to-peer (P2P) distributed ledger technology for establishing trust and consensus in trustless networks; it was proposed in 2009 as the fundamental technology of crypto-currency Bitcoin. Since then, Blockchain has attracted much attention from both industry and academia, and has been identified as one of the most promising technologies to support the future digital society. An innovative consensus mechanism based on digital signature and hash algorithm is adopted to reach the agreement among individual users in blockchain network without the involvement of any third party. Thanks to this, Blockchain has been widely considered as one of the best decentralized and trustless systems to secure transactions.

This workshop on Blockchain is anticipated as a collection of outstanding technical research and industrial papers covering new research results with wide range of ingredients within the 5G-and-beyond framework. Moreover, this workshop aims to provide an opportunity for exchanging new ideas and creating new space for innovative concepts in solving the challenging problems for decentralizing the management and recordkeeping in smart contracts, voting systems, vehicle registrations, IoT applications, and others.

Original, unpublished contributions will be considered for the workshop. The topics of interest for the workshop include, but are not limited to:

    Protocols for management and access using blockchains
    Blockchain architectures tailored for domain-specific applications
    Consensus and mining algorithms suited for resource-limited IoTs
    Security and privacy of blockchains
    Blockchain robustness against maliciousness
    Blockchain for mobile communications and wireless networks
    Lightweight blockchain designs for resource-constrained terminals
    Performance metric design, modeling and evaluation of blockchain systems
    Performance analysis tradeoffs of blockchains
    Blockchain architectures and algorithms for heterogeneous networks
    Network and computing optimization in blockchains
    Experimental prototyping and testbeds for blockchains




Program Chairs

Bin Cao - Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Lei Zhang - University of Glasgow, United Kingdom


TPC Members

Yao Sun - University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Wei Cao - University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Mu Yan - National University of Singapore, Singapore
Jihong Yu - Beijing, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Zhongxiang Wei - University College London, United Kingdom
Rongrong Zhang - Capital Normal University, China
Jienan Chen - University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Emmanuel Ufiteyezu - University of Rwanda College of Sciences and Technology, Rwanda
Chongyu Zhou - National University of Singapore, Singapore


Submissions:

Paper Submission Web: go to http://edas.info/ by selecting "2019-Blockchain" by a name of 2019 International Workshop on Blockchain (Submission link: https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=26008).

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Electronic submission to caobin65@163.com with title of "2019 Blockchain Submission" is also accepted. Please DO NOT submit in both ways.

Manuscript Guidelines:

All submitted manuscripts should be prepared as technical papers and may not exceed 8 letter size (8.5 x 11) pages including figures, tables and references using the IEEE format for conference proceedings (print area of 6-1/2 inches (16.51 cm) wide by 8-7/8 inches (22.51 cm) high, two-column format with columns 3-1/16 inches (7.85 cm) wide with a 3/8 inch (0.81 cm) space between them, single-spaced 10-point Times fully justified text). For more information please see ftp://pubftp.computer.org/Press/Outgoing/proceedings/ . Submissions not conforming to these guidelines may be returned without review. The submitted manuscripts can be prepared in Word, or Latex using the IEEE templates, but authors should finally submit the manuscript in PDF format and make sure that the file will print on a printer that uses letter size (8.5 x 11) paper. The official language of the meeting is English.

Manuscript submission procedure is available over the Web at http://edas.info/ . We encourage you to use EDAS online submission by selecting “2019 Cybersecurity”. If you have troubles in using the Web submission, you can also submit your paper to papers@cyberc.org or contact us. Electronic submissions must be in the form of a readable PDF file.

Submitted manuscripts have to present the original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal. Papers not following these guidelines will be rejected without review and further action may be taken, including (but not limited to) notifications sent to the heads of the institutions of the authors and sponsors of the conference. Submissions received after the due date, exceeding length limit, or not appropriately structured may also not be considered.

Paper Acceptance:

Manuscripts should present the current research in the areas identified in the call for papers. All submitted manuscripts will be reviewed by experts in the fields and will be judged from the aspects of problem significance, contributions, originality, correctness, technical strength, quality of presentation, and relevance to the conference attendees. Papers will be accepted with Regular Papers and Short Papers with maximal 8 pages and 4 pages in the final version respectively.

Publication:

All accepted and presented papers will be equally published in the CyberC 2019 Proceeding.