[hpc-announce] BAT 2020 CFP: The Second International Workshop on Blockchain Applications and Theory , Paris, France. April 20-23, 2020

Yufei Sun yufeisun369 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 3 09:17:22 CST 2019

[Apologies if you got multiple copies of this invitation]

The Second International Workshop on Blockchain Applications and Theory
(BAT 2020) <http://emergingtechnet.org/BAT2020/index.php>

in conjunction with

The Seventh International Conference on Software Defined Systems (SDS-2020)

Paris, France. April 20-23, 2020

(Technically Co-Sponsored by IEEE France Section)

*BAT 2020 CFP*

A blockchain is a distributed ledger for recording transactions and/or data
in a meaningful order, maintained by many connected nodes without a trusted
central authority. Blockchain has a great potential to create new
foundations for most distributed systems by efficiently establishing trust
among nodes, especially in emerging networks. Such a fundamental technology
to enable decentralization play an important role in a wide spectrum of
topics such as Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), edge
computing, cloud computing, fog, mobile computing, social networking,
wireless communication, vehicular network, and even more other fields. At
the same time, there is a lack of fundamental study on the limitation of
blockchain such as scalability, security, privacy, efficiency, availability
and dependability. Hence, the development and deployment of
blockchain-based systems and applications will likely exhibit new
requirements and complicated challenges, which brings more open issues and
exciting directions for research communities.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners
working in cloud computing, distributed systems, cryptography, security,
and networking, from academia and industry, who are interested in the
applications and theory of blockchains and related protocols.

Researchers are encouraged to submit original research contributions in all
major areas, which include, but not limited to:

* Theories of blockchain and distributed ledger technology

* Distributed data store for blockchain

* Distributed transaction for blockchain

* Distributed consensus and fault tolerance mechanism

* Blockchain in cloud computing

* Blockchain in mobile and edge computing

* Deployment and feasibility study in emerging networks such as VANET,
connected vehicles

* Blockchain in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)

* Blockchain and Financial Networks

* Blockchain in vehicular network

* Blockchain in the Internet of things (IoT)

* Blockchain in Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)

* Blockchain in social networking

* Blockchain in supply chain management

* Blockchain in connected and autonomous vehicles

* Blockchain in mobile cellular networks

* Blockchain and governance/policy/regulation

* Game theory and blockchain

* Real-world blockchain-based system analysis and optimization

* Experience papers with blockchain

* Security, privacy and trust of blockchain

* Decentralization, scalability, and security tradeoff

* Simulation and performance evaluation techniques

* Secure smart contract and chain code


Papers selected for presentation will appear in the BAT and SDS
Proceedings, which will be submitted to IEEE Xplore for inclusion. Papers
must be 6 pages max in IEEE format, 10pt font using the IEEE 8.5" x 11"
two-column format, single space, A4 format. All papers should be in PDF
format, and submitted electronically at Paper Submission Link. A full paper
must not exceed the stated length (including all figures, tables and

Submitted papers must present original unpublished research that is not
currently under review for any other conference or journal. Papers not
following these guidelines may be rejected without review. Also submissions
received after the due date, exceeding length limit, or not appropriately
structured may also not be considered. Authors may contact the Program
Chair for further information or clarification.

*Important Dates:*

Submission Date: 10th January, 2020

Notification to Authors: 28th February, 2020

Camera Ready Submission: 10th March, 2020

Please send any inquiry on BAT 2020 to the Emerging Tech. Network Team at:
emergingtechnetwork at gmail.com

More information about the hpc-announce mailing list