[PET] IEEE Security and Privacy on the Blockchain (EuroCrypt/EuroS&P) CFP

Harry Halpin harry.halpin at inria.fr
Mon Nov 28 18:02:29 GMT 2016

IEEE Security and Privacy on the Blockchain (IEEE S&B) 

An IEEE EuroS&P and EuroCrypt Affiliated Workshop 

29 April 2017 
University Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC), Paris, France 


Call for Papers 

The Security and Privacy on the Blockchain Workshop is the first IEEE forum for research on the security and privacy properties of blockchains as a solution for transactional systems, co-located with EuroCrypt and EuroS&P. We solicit previously unpublished papers offering novel contributions in both Bitcoin and wider blockchain research. Papers may present advances in the theory, design, implementation, analysis, verification, or empirical evaluation and measurement of existing systems. Papers that shed new light on past or informally known results by means of sound formal theory or thorough empirical analysis are welcome. 

Topics of Interest include: 

Novel attacks on blockchain technologies 
Improvements to core blockchain cryptographic primitives 
Compact ring signatures 
Compact range proofs 
Privacy-Preserving Signature Aggregation 
(De) anonymization of blockchain records 
Improvements of SNARKs for blockchain technologies 
Formal verification of smart contracts 
The security of SPV models 
Game theoretic analysis of proof-of-work 
Relevant Systematization of Knowledge papers 
Security and privacy trade-offs related to scalability and decentralization 

This topic list is not meant to be exhaustive. S&B is interested in all aspects of the blockchain research relating to security and privacy. Papers that are considered out of scope may be rejected without full review. We encourage submissions that are "far-reaching" and "risky." 


Deadline for submission of papers: 14 December 2016 

Acceptance notification: 13 January 2017 

Program Announced: 16 February 2017 

Workshop: 29 April 2017 

Instructions for Paper Submissions 

All submissions must be original work and should be submitted ready for blind review in English. Papers may either "short" or "long". Short position papers may not exceed 4 pages total and full papers may not exceed 10 pages, including references and appendices. Authors should use the IEEE conference proceedings templates. Submissions must be in Portable Document Format (.pdf) 

Papers must be submitted using Easychair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ieeesb2017) and submissions may be updated at any time until the deadline for submissions. The submission site is open. 

IEEE Publication and Presentation 

One of the authors of the accepted paper is expected to present the paper at the conference. Submissions can be published in the official IEEE proceedings of the workshop, and authors may exclude papers from the published proceedings if they wish. 

Program Committee 

Marta Piekarska (Blockstream) 
Harry Halpin (W3C/INRIA) 

Programme Chair: 
Christopher Allen (Blockstream) 

Foteini Baldimtsi (George Mason University) 
Karthikeyan Bhargavan (INRIA) 
Joseph Bonneau (Stanford) 
Srdjan Capkun (ETH Zurich) 
George Danezis (University College London) 
Bryan Ford (EPFL) 
Georg Fuchsbauer (École Normale Supérieure) 
Ethan Heilman (Boston University) 
Shin’ichiro Matsuo (MIT) 
Christian Decker (ETH Zurich) 
Neha Narula (MIT) 
Sabrina Kirrane (VUEB) 
Hart Montgomery (Fujitsu) 
Wendy Seltzer (W3C) 
Jean Pierre Seifert (Technical University Berlin) 
Elaine Shi (Cornell) 
Peter Todd (Bitcoin) 
Madars Virza (MIT) 
Frank Wagner (Deutsche Telekom) 
Pindar Wong (VeriFi) 
Guy Zyskind (MIT) 

The workshop program will be announced after paper acceptances have been sent out on January 13th 2017. A keynote will be given by Adam Back (CEO of Blockstream and inventor of "Hashcash"). The schedule will feature both paper presentations and an 'open space' (rump session) at the end. 

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