After assessment of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the ESORICS 2020 Organizing Committee has made the decision to move the conference and all associated workshops to an online format. Arrangements for the virtual format are being made and we will post updates as they are announced. This new format will not affect our proceedings, which will be published as Springer LNCS proceedings.
Aims and Scope
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.
The main topics include (but are not limited to):
- Anonymity and privacy in cryptocurrencies.
- Privacy-preserving technologies.
- 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.
Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro, Télécom SudParis, France
Email: joaquin.garcia_alfaro [at] telecom-sudparis [dot] eu
Jordi Herrera-Joancomarti, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Catalonia
Email: jordi.herrera [at] uab [dot] cat
Tesnim Abdellatif - EDF R&D (France)
Daniel Augot - INRIA Saclay (France)
Alex Biryukov - University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
Rainer Böhme - Universität Innsbruck (Austria)
Joseph Bonneau - NYU (USA)
Alexander Chepurnoy - IOHK Research (Russia)
Mauro Conti - University of Padua (Italy)
Vanesa Daza - Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Catalonia)
Sergi Delgado-Segura - UCL (UK)
Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro - Télécom SudParis (France)
Arthur Gervais - Imperial College London (UK)
Hannes Hartenstein - KIT (Germany)
Jordi Herrera-Joancomarti - Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Catalonia)
Ghassan Karame - NEC Research (Germany)
Eleftherios Kokoris-Kogias - EPFL (Switzerland)
Shin'ichiro Matsuo - Georgetown University (USA)
Andrew Miller - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA)
Guillermo Navarro-Arribas - Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Catalonia)
Cristina Pérez-Solà - Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Catalonia)
Matteo Signorini - Nokia Bell Labs (France)
Khalifa Toumi - SystemX (France)
Edgar Weippl - SBA Research (Austria)
CBT 2020 Program
The workshop will be held in collaboration with ESORICS 2020,
organized by the University of Surrey (Guildford, UK).
More information about the venue is available on the ESORICS 2020 website
Travel and accommodation information is also available from the ESORICS 2020 website, at the accommodation entry.
The information about the registration to CBT 2020 will be announced soon, pointing directly to the ESORICS 2020 website.
Call for papers
Regular and short papers: 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. Paper must be
submitted in PDF format, using
the CBT 2020
submission entry at easychair.
Double blind review: CBT requires anonymized submissions
— please make sure that submitted papers contain no author names
or obvious self-references.
Accepted conference papers will be published by Springer in the LNCS collection. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to cover a full registration and present their work at the workshop; otherwise the paper will not be included in the proceedings.