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, Institut Polytechnique de Paris
E-mail: joaquin.garcia_alfaro [at] telecom-sudparis [dot] eu
Jose Luis Muñoz-Tapia, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
E-mail:jose.luis.munoz [at] upc [dot] edu
Guillermo Navarro-Arribas, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Email: guillermo.navarro [at] uab [dot] cat
Shashank Agrawal - Western Digital Research (US)
Daniel Augot - INRIA Saclay (France)
Georgia Avarikioti - ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
Spiridon Bakiras - Hamad Bin Khalifa University (Qatar)
Iddo Bentov - Cornell Tech (USA)
Alex Biryukov - University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
George Bissias - University of Massachusetts at Amherst (US)
Joseph Bonneau - NYU (USA)
Karima Boudaoud - University of Nice (France)
Jeremy Clark - Concordia University (Canada)
Mauro Conti - University of Padua (Italy)
Sanchari Das - University of Denver (US)
Vanesa Daza - Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain)
Matteo Dell'Amico - EURECOM (France)
Sven Dietrich - City University of New York (US)
Kaoutar Elkhiyaoui - EURECOM (France)
Esha Ghosh - Microsoft Research (US)
Hannes Hartenstein - KIT (Germany)
Ethan Heilman - Boston University (US)
Ryan Henry - University of Calgary (Canada)
Antonio Faonio - EURECOM (France)
Jordi Herrera-Joancomarti - Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Catalonia)
Ghassan Karame - NEC Research (Germany)
Jiasun Li - George Mason University (USA)
Daniel Xiapu Luo - Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong)
Giorgia Marson - University of Bern (Switzerland)
Shin'ichiro Matsuo - Georgetown University (USA)
Pedro Moreno-Sanchez - IMDEA (Spain)
Cristina Pérez-Solà - Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Catalonia)
Simon Oya - University of Waterloo (Canada)
Elizabeth Quaglia - Royal Holloway, University of London (UK)
Alfredo Rial - University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
Alessandra Scafuro - North Carolina State University (US)
Edgar Weippl - SBA Research (Austria)
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 2021
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.
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