[PET] Call for Papers - Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology (CBT 2018), ESORICS workshops, Springer LNCS, Barcelona, Sep. 2018

Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro joaquin.garcia_alfaro at telecom-sudparis.eu
Mon May 28 16:29:24 BST 2018


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                          CALL FOR PAPERS
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                      International Workshop on
           Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology - CBT'18

                  In conjunction with ESORICS 2018

                    http://www.cbtworkshop.org/

                         September 6-7, 2018
                        Barcelona, Catalonia
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Since the appearance of Bitcoin in 2009, a plethora of new
cryptocurrencies and other blockchain based systems have been deployed
with different success. 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 rigorous scientific analyses of the
proposed systems are often skipped.

This workshop aims to provide a forum for researchers in this area to
carefully analyze current systems and propose new ones in order to
create a scientific background for a solid development of new
cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology systems.


IMPORTANT DATES
Submission Deadline: June 18, 2018
Author Notification: July 10, 2018
Camera Ready: July 25, 2018

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.
* Consensus mechanisms: proof-of-work, proof of stake,
   proof of burn, proof-of-useful-work.
* New usages of the blockchain technology.
* Scalability solutions for blockchain systems.
* Smart contracts.

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SUBMISSION
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Submitted papers must be original and not submitted for publication
elsewhere. Authors are invited to submit their manuscripts following
the LNCS Proceedings Manuscript style. Papers are limited to 16 pages
(full papers), or 8 pages (short papers) including references and
appendices, and can be submitted as PDF via the CBT 2018 submission
site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cbt2018

Accepted conference papers will be published by Springer in the LNCS
collection. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to
register and present their work at the workshop; otherwise the paper
will not be included in the proceedings.

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PROGRAM COMMITEE
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PC Chairs:

* Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro, Institut Minnes-Telecom, France
* Jordi Herrera-Joancomarti, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Catalonia

PC Members:

* Daniel Augot - INRIA Saclay (France)
* Rainer Bohme - Universitat Innsbruck (Austria)
* Joseph Bonneau - NYU (USA)
* Jeremy Clark - Concordia University (Canada)
* Ittay Eyal - Technion (Israel)
* Hannes Hartenstein - KIT (Germany)
* Akira Kanaoka - Toho university (Japan)
* Ghassan Karame - NEC Research (Germany)
* Shin'ichiro Matsuo - Georgetown University (USA)
* Patrick McCorry - UCL (UK)
* Sarah Meiklejohn - UCL (UK)
* Andrew Miller - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (USA)
* Pedro Moreno-Sanchez - Purdue university (USA)
* Jose Luis Muñoz-Tapia - UPC (Catalonia)
* Guillermo Navarro - UAB (Catalonia)
* Cristina Perez-Sola - UAB (Catalonia)
* Tim Ruffing - Saarland University (Germany)
* Roger Wattenhofer - ETH (Switzerland)
* Aviv Zohar - The Hebrew University (Israel)

Further details at http://www.cbtworkshop.org/


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