[hpc-announce] CFP: The 4th International Workshop on BLockchain Enabled Sustainable Smart Cities (BLESS 2021)

Yu Chen ychen at binghamton.edu
Wed Feb 24 13:40:08 CST 2021

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The 4th International Workshop on BLockchain Enabled Sustainable Smart
Cities (BLESS 2021)
(in conjunction with ICCCN 2021 Conference)

BLESS’2021 will bring researchers and experts together to present and
discuss the latest developments and technical solutions concerning various
aspects of blockchain technology in the context of smart cities. BLESS’2021
seeks original unpublished papers focusing on theoretical analysis,
emerging applications, novel system architecture construction and design,
experimental studies, and social impacts of blockchain. Both review/survey
papers and technical papers are encouraged. BLESS’2021 also welcomes short
papers that summarize speculative breakthroughs, work-in-progress, industry
featured projects, open problems, new application challenges, visionary
ideas, and preliminary studies.

The topics include but are not limited to:

Blockchain based cyber physical systems for smart cities
Blockchain based information hiding/encryption in smart cities
Blockchain based lightweight algorithms and protocols for IoT
Blockchain based security and privacy solutions for smart cities
Blockchain enabled novel applications and services in smart cities
Smart contract and distributed ledger for smart cities
Security, privacy and trust of blockchain based decentralized systems
Blockchain in critical infrastructure resilience (power grid, oil and gas,
Blockchain for supply chain protection
Blockchain for networked identity management
Scalability of Blockchain
Secure Blockchain based identity management systems
Interoperable Blockchain systems
Blockchain infrastructure for public transit management
Blockchain for social impact
Blockchain based voting systems for urban and regional planning decisions
Blockchain for universal data storage
Keyless signature interfaces

Instructions for Authors:

Submitted manuscripts must be formatted in standard IEEE camera-ready
format (double-column, 10-pt font) and must be submitted via Easychair (
https://easychair.org/) as PDF files (formatted for 8.5x11-inch paper). The
manuscripts should be no longer than 6 pages. Two additional pages are
permitted if the authors are willing to pay an over-length charge at the
time of publication (manuscripts should not exceed 8 pages). Submitted
papers cannot have been previously published in or be under consideration
for publication in another journal or conference. The workshop Program
Committee reserves the right to not review papers that either exceed the
length specification or have been submitted or published elsewhere.
Submissions must include a title, abstract, keywords, author(s), and
affiliation(s) with postal and e-mail address(es).

Review and Publication of Manuscripts:

Submitted papers will be reviewed by the workshop Program Committee and
judged on originality, technical correctness, relevance, and quality of
presentation. An accepted paper must be presented at the ICCCN 2021 venue
by one of the authors registered at the full registration rate. Each
workshop registration covers up to two workshop papers by an author.
Accepted and presented papers will be published in the ICCCN proceedings
and submitted to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing
(A&I) databases. IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from
distribution after the conference, including IEEE Xplore® Digital Library
if the paper is not presented by the author at the conference.

Important Dates:

Paper Submission:                 March 19, 2021
Notification of Acceptance:    April 23th, 2021
Camera-Ready Paper due:     April 30th, 2021
Workshop Date:                      July 22th, 2021

Workshop Co-Chairs:

Dr. Yu Chen, Binghamton University - SUNY, USA (ychen at binghamton.edu)
Dr. Sachin Shetty, Old Dominion University, USA (sshetty at odu.edu)

Yu Chen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Associate Director, Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity
Binghamton University, SUNY
Binghamton, NY 13902
Tel: (607) 777 - 6133
Fax:(607) 777 - 4464
Email: ychen AT binghamton DOT edu
URL: http://bingweb.binghamton.edu/~ychen/

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