5th International Workshop on
Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology - CBT 2021

October 4-8, 2021, Darmstadt, Germany.
  In conjunction with ESORICS 2021 and DPM 2021.



Spring Cycle:
April 5, 2021

Summer Cycle:
August 2, 2021


Spring Cycle:
April 30, 2021

Summer Cycle:
August 30, 2021

Camera Ready:

Spring Cycle:
July 10, 2021

Summer Cycle:
September 20, 2021

CFP 2021

LNCS Proceedings






Event Format

As a satellite event of the ESORICS symposioum, CBT will be organised as an online event as it has been announced by ESORICS origanization. We will posts updates as they are announced. This 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):

CBT 2021 Program (Tentative)

Program Commitee

PC Chairs:

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

PC Members:
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.

Please contact cbt2021@easychair.org in case of doubts and questions.


Kindly use this link to register to ESORICS 2021.