[PET] CFP - ATC'16 - Track on cryptocurrencies and blockchain systems

Cristina Pérez Solà cperez at deic.uab.cat
Tue Jan 12 14:16:37 GMT 2016

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Call for Papers
13th IEEE International Conference on Advanced and Trusted
Computing ATC'2016
*Track on Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain based Systems*

July 18-21, 2016, Toulouse, France
*Aims and Scope* of the track:

Since the appearance of bitcoin in 2009, a plethora of new cryptocurrencies
and other
blockchain based systems have been deployed with different success rates.
While some of them
are slightly different copies of Bitcoin, other ones propose
interesting improvements or new
usages of the underlying blockchain technology. However, the novelty of
such technologies is
often tied with rapid developments and proof-of-concept software, and
few rigorous scientific
analysis of the proposed systems can be found. To revert such intertia,
this track aims to provide
a forum for researchers in this area to carefully analyze current systems
or propose new ones in
order to create a scientific background for a solid development of new
cryptocurrencies and
blockchain technology systems.

The *main topics* include (but are not limited to):
• Anonymity and privacy in cryptocurrencies
• Cryptocurrency based trust systems
• Security analysis of existing cryptocurrencies
• Formal threat models in cryptocurrency systems
• Improvement proposals for existing cryptocurrencies
• P2P network cryptocurrencies analysis
• Private transactions in blockchain based systems
• Problem based mining for cryptocurrencies, like PrimeCoin
• Mining mechanisms: proof-of-work, proof of stake, proof of burn, ...
• New usages of the blockchain technology
• Scalability solutions for blockchain systems
• Smart contracts
• Blockchain-based Business Models

*Important Dates*:

Submission Deadline: *March 11, 2016*
Author Notification: May 6, 2016
Final Manuscript: May 20, 2016
Conference Dates: July 18-21, 2016

*PC Track members:*

Elli Androulaki - Zurich IBM Research
Rainer Böehme - Universität Innsbruck
Dan Boneh - Stanford University
Ghassan Karame – NEC Research
Jeremy Clark - Concordia University
Christian Decker - ETH Zurich
Ittay Eyal – Cornell University
Jordi Herrera-Joancomartí - UAB
Stefan Katzenbeisser - TU Darmstadt
Andrew Miller - University of Maryland
Cristina Pérez-Solà – UAB
Markus Weinberger - Bosch IoT Lab – U. St. Gallen
Aviv Zohar - Hebrew University


Submitted papers must be original and not submitted for publication
elsewhere. Authors are invited
to submit their manuscripts following the IEEE Conference Proceedings
Manuscript style: two columns,
single-spaced, including figures and references, using 10pt fonts, and
numbering each page.
The papers are limited to 8 pages (full papers), or 4 pages (short papers),
following the IEEE CS format,
and are to be submitted as PDF via the ATC 2016 submission sites:

Accepted conference papers will be published by IEEE CPS (IEEE-DL and
EI indexed). At least one author
of each accepted paper is required to register and present their work at
the conference; otherwise the paper
will not be included in the proceedings.
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