[hpc-announce] Workshop on Security and Privacy in Distributed Ledger Technology (IEEE SP-DLT) In conjunction with IEEE MASS 2020, Delhi NCR, India

Uttam Ghosh ghosh.uttam at ieee.org
Wed May 6 17:47:47 CDT 2020

Hi All,

Hope you are well.

Workshop on Security and Privacy in Distributed Ledger Technology (IEEE
SP-DLT) In conjunction with IEEE MASS 2020, Delhi NCR, India

 October 1- 4, 2020

Location: Delhi NCR, India




On Approved Workshop list: https://www.iitr.ac.in/mass2020/work.html


COVID-19? The mode of operation and other relevant information will be
available in due time.


Blockchain enables a distributed and tamper-resistant ledger platform which
allows transactions and any other digital data to be securely stored and
verified without the need of a centralized authority. In recent years,
large number of Blockchain-based applications have been presented by both
researchers and industry practitioners with varying design architectures,
functional requirements and security guarantees. However, several key
properties, such as distributed security, privacy, scalability, degree of
decentralization etc., are under-evaluated in the current Blockchain
architectures. This workshop will explore the use of formal methods,
empirical analysis, and risk modeling techniques to understand the security
and systemic risk in Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) or Blockchain
protocols in a better way. This workshop would facilitate multidisciplinary
collaboration among practitioners and researchers working in the field of
Blockchain design (e.g., the underpinning cryptographic protocols),
distributed systems, cryptography (including cryptanalysis), computer
security, and risk management, etc. Specifically, SP-DLT workshop will
provide a high-quality forum for participants across research and industry,
where research papers offering novel contributions in Blockchain space will
be presented and discussed. Papers may present advances in the theory,
design, implementation, analysis, verification, or empirical evaluation and
measurement of existing Blockchain systems. Papers that shed new light on
past or informally known results by means of sound formal theory or through
empirical analysis will also be welcomed.

The workshop will also include:

- A keynote speech given by a renowned researcher on the topic of Blockchain

- Birds-of-a-feather discussions in groups aligned with the workshop themes

- Poster/Work-in-progress papers

- Journal Publication: A selected set of top-quality papers may be invited
to submit full papers to a special issue.

- Best Paper: All the regular papers will be considered for the BEST PAPER


Suggested contribution topics include (but are not limited to) empirical
and theoretical studies of:

Anonymity and privacy issues in blockchains

Using blockchain in digital forensics and cyber-threat hunting,
cyber-threat intelligence and cyber-threat analytics

Atomic swapping (also known as atomic cross-chain trading)

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Monero, ZCash protocol, other cryptocurrency and
extensions (cryptography, scripting/smart contract language, etc.)

Blockchain based open-source tools

Blockchain for securing cyber infrastructure and IoT networks

Blockchain-based authentication, authorization and accounting mechanisms

Consensus protocols for blockchains

Decentralized applications (exchanges, mining pools, trading platforms,

Forensics readiness of blockchain technologies

Formal verification of blockchain protocols and smart contracts

Fraud detection and financial crime prevention

Incentive mechanisms for blockchains

Interfacing fiat and cryptocurrencies

Legal, ethical and societal aspects of (decentralized) cryptocurrency

Off-chain payment channels

Permissioned (e.g. Hyperledger) and permissionless (e.g. Bitcoin)

Privacy and anonymity-enhancing technologies

Scalability and scalable services for blockchain systems

Scalability issues and solutions for blockchain

Security of blockchains

Sidechain technologies

Simple payment verification modes and lightweight blockchain clients

Smart contract programming languages

Transaction graph analysis

Usability and user studies

Vulnerabilities of smart contracts

Security issues in Distributed IoT

Blockchains in NFV-SDN


Please check this link when information is available:

Important Dates:

Paper Submission Deadline: June 15, 2020

Notification of Acceptance: July 15, 2020

Camera-ready version: July 31, 2020

International Advisory Committee

Joel J. P. C. Rodrigues, Federal University of Piauí (UFPI), Brazil;
Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal

Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

General Chair

Salil Kanhere, The University of New South Wales, Australia,
salil.kanhere at unsw.edu.au

Raja Datta, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India,
rajadatta at ece.iitkgp.ac.in

Program Chairs

Sachin Shetty, Old Dominion University, VA, USA, sshetty at odu.edu

Uttam Ghosh, Vanderbilt University, USA, ghosh.uttam at ieee.org

Local Organizing Chair

Neeraj Kumar, Thapar University, India, neeraj.kumar at thapar.edu

Best Regards


More information about the hpc-announce mailing list